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5 September 1946
Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Mjini Magharibi, Tanzania, United Republic of
24 November 1991 (aged 45)
Freddie Mercury is best known as the deceased lead singer of Queen.
Farrokh Bulsara was born on the 5th September 1946 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Schoolmates christened him with the nickname Freddie; and a certain Freddie Bulsara later moved to England with his family. Upon doing this he met Brian May and Roger Taylor and followed them as a fan of their band Smile. Smile transformed into what we know as Queen aftet adding bass player John Deacon to replace former bass player and lead singer Tim Staffell and Freddie adopted the surname 'Mercury' instead of his own. His exceptional and almost operatic voice, coupled with a vibrant stage personality drew in record breaking crowds to Queen concerts. In the mid to late 80s, Freddie did as some of the other band members did and recorded solo work. He also did some writing for film theme tunes. Mercury died from AIDS at the age of 45 (November 24, 1991).
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