I still love you Freddie Mercury died on this day, twenty years ago. He epitomized the perfect frontman, larger than life, “the consummate channel of communication between a band and an audience”. Sales of his music are higher than ever today, prompting the comment that his death “seemed a mere hiccup in his career”.
A film about Mercury, starring Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen, is in the pipeline, focusing on the years leading up to Queen’s stellar performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.
Born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946 to a Parsi Indian family living on the East African spice island of Zanzibar and educated at an English-style boarding school in India, the shy teenager arrived in London when his family fled the 1964 Zanzibar revolution.
Watch this poignant clip from his last interview, with snatches from In my defence
“I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
For just a singer with a melody
I’m caught in between, with a fading dream
In my defence what is there to say
We destroy the love, it’s our way
We never listen enough, never face the truth
Then like a passing song, love is here and then it’s gone”
Requiescat in pace, Freddie
Queen – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (Live)
Thank you, Konstantin Makov , listening to it now 🙂
That man was a powerhouse on stage. Truly the apex of male vocalists fronting a band. Thanks for the vid.
Thanks so much for posting!
Thank you Marc Mullendore , for reminding me with this supercute Lego version of Freddie..folks, check this out at https://plus.google.com/113007652673980589649/posts/HVD3j5YaUD4
Joani Cunningham , thank you for saying that, I so agree.
Greater operatic heights, Мултановский Вадим, thanks..this is one I like with Freddie and Montserrat: Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Caballe – How Can I Go On Live
i still love u dude…r. i. p.
Thanks for sharing this Rajini. Today, I have been mostly working on trying to figure out “the right question” to ask and Freddie is just want I needed.
This Freddie’s song always makes me smile
Hogol Lenimar i Keskener , playful and perfect for us in the US today..lazing on a Thanksgiving afternoon 🙂
“It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining; I feel good, and no one’s gonna stop me now…”
Which one is that, Peter Smalley , not Don’t stop me now ?
It’s from Queen’s last, posthumous release “A Beautiful Day.” Absolutely beautiful and moving. Freddie Mercury – It’s A Beautiful Day (Reprise) (1995)
He’s in HEAVEN.