FREDDIE MERCURY Lover of Life - Singer of Sons 1946-1991 Born Farrokh Bulsara on the East Africa island of Zanzibar. Freddie Mercury became one of the world's greatest rock music performers. His career as lead singer of the band Queen spanned tweenty years and togheter they sold over 150 million albums worldwide. Innovator, showman, musician extraordinaire, he left a campelling legancy and had an enormous influence on the next generation of rock performers.
Twenty years after the death of rock’s most famous singer, and with a lavish book of rare photographs about to be published, his mother, Jer Bulsara, talks to Angela Levin about how she coped with his transformation from Farrokh Bulsara to Freddie Mercury.
On this day 5th September, 1946 the birth in Stone Town, Zanzibar of the British musician, singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury. As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits for Queen, including 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 'Don't Stop Me Now' and 'We Are The Champions' He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by Aids on 24th November, 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease.