PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATION OF
FREDDIE MERCURY'S 70TH BIRTHDAY
TEA & CRUMPETS WILL BE SERVED
RAISE YOUR TEA CUP TO FREDDIE
RELAX & HAVE A NICE CUPPA
VIEW ROMANTIC/SEXY ART
CHAT WITH FELLOW ART PATRONS
TAKE A LOAD OFF YOUR SLING-BACKS
(5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991)
singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist
and co-principal songwriter of the rock band Queen.
known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range.
Mercury wrote and composed numerous hits for Queen
("Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen," "Somebody to Love," "Don't Stop Me Now," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and "We Are the Champions."); occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists; and concurrently led a solo career while performing with Queen.
Mercury was born of Parsi descent in the Sultanate of Zanzibar and grew up there and in India until his mid-teens, before moving with his family to Middlesex, England — ultimately forming the band Queen in 1970 with Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS,
having acknowledged the day before his death that he'd contracted the disease.
In 1992 Mercury was posthumously awarded the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, with a tribute concert held at Wembley Stadium, London.
As a member of Queen, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001,
the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003,
the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004,
the band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002.
number 58 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.
Consistently voted one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music,
was ranked at 18 on the 2008 Rolling Stone list of the 100 greatest singers ever
the best rock singer of all time by Classic Rock
as "one of rock's greatest all-time entertainers," with "one of the greatest voices in all of music.