Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury

Freddie at MSG, 1975

1946 – 1991

If Freddie Mercury were still alive he’d be 61 years old today. Freddie deserves to be remembered on his special day because no other rock star ever had as big an impact on me personally as Freddie. If not for his heavy stylish influence I surely would not have attended my high school classes wearing black nail polish (on one hand only), flowing Zandra Rhodes-inspired tops, tight black satin pants and an Egyptian Asp arm band. Queen pretty much lost me after they released Jazz (1978) but everything they did up to and including News of The World (1977) is brilliant and their debut album, Queen (1973) remains one of my favorite records of all time.

Freddie at MSG 1975

Here are some fun Queen facts! Queen has had a total of eighteen number one albums, seventeen number one singles, and eight number one DVDs worldwide. As of 2005, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums had spent more time on the UK album charts than those of any other musical act.

*Sigh*. They just don’t make the Rock Stars like Freddie Mercury anymore.

3 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury”

  1. Has it been that long!!!? I remember the first time I heard Queen, Freddie’s voice was so crisp, so clear and so perfect! He was right though in his song…Fat bottomed girls DO make the rockin world go round!

  2. I could go on all day about Freddie. So many great songs, such an amazing live perfomer and that voice! Oh. It was a sad loss in the world when he passed.

    I love the “Hot Space” album – especially “Calling All Girls” and “Action This Day.” I’ll be happy to try and convert you! 🙂

  3. He created his own world and gave it to us.He is unique, there wont be anyone who ll be able to repeat just the tiniest part FREDDIE made

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