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.