Freddie Mercury would’ve turned 75 this Sunday, September 5th.The legendary rocker was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5th, 1946 in Zanzibar. We’retaking a look back at Freddie’s amazing career.
Freddie grew up in Zanzibar and India before he relocated with his family to England when he was a teenager.
While Mercury attended Ealing Art College, he became close friends with Tim Staffell who was with the group Smile along with future Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Freddie joined Smile in 1970 and the band later became Queen and the rest is rock and roll history with #1 songs, albums and sold out concerts across the globe in the 70’s.
Queen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.Freddie Mercury passed away on November 24th, 1991 from AIDS at the age of 45.
Freddie once discussed what was most important in his life: "The most important thing to me is to be happy, to be honest, and have fun. Of course music is important to me and I'll carry on as long as I write music and people want to buy it. That's important to me, but I mean that's not the be-all and the end-all."
He also talked about Queen’s long lasting success:
"I think bands break up when there's one very strong person and the others get left out and they think, 'Oh God, this is just too strong and we want to join another band.' But the four of us, we're very strong individually, so we just keep going at each other. And I think the reason we've stayed together for so long is just none of us want to leave because, I mean, if you leave it's like being a coward. So we still keep going. As long as the music is still there and as long as the people are still buying the music then it's okay. When they stop buying our records then I'll say goodbye and do something else."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]