, Indeed. Freddie Mercury rocked the world with his music. Today, nearly two decades after his death, millions of people continue to rock to his music, mesmerised with his four-octave vocal range, artistic exuberance and brilliant performance.
Farrokh Bulsara, as Freddie was called in his younger days, was born into a middle-class Parsi-Indian family on September 5, 1946, in the British Confederate of Zanzibar. Bomi and Jair Bulsara, his parents, wanted to make sure that their son got a good education.
Bomi, his father, who worked as a cashier at the British Colonial Office, wanted to see his son settle down as an accountant. But destiny had other plans for Farrokh.
Even as a child, Farrokh was fascinated with music. At the age of seven, while living with relatives in India, he took piano lessons. He loved to sing at family get-togethers and parties and loved all the attention it got him.
Link to gallery Music videoclip Breakthru 1989
“Breakthru” is a song by the British rock band Queen. Written by Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor but credited to Queen, it was released in June 1989 from the album The Miracle. The single reached number seven in the UK, and peaked at number 6 in the Netherlands and Ireland, but failed to chart in the US. The song is notable for its video where the group is performing the song on an open platform of a fast-moving steam train
“Freddie was fun.
The only times I saw him really serious were when working on songs”
Interview 2013 – by David Wigg
Pic: 1986, London, UK – Freddie Mercury with his Mary Austin backstage at Wembley Stadium (july 11,12) during ‘Magic Tour’
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. “I don’t expect to make old bones, and what’s more I don’t really care,” he said. “I certainly don’t have any aspirations to live to 70. It would be so boring. I will be dead and gone long before that. I won’t be here… as far as I’m concerned, I’ve lived a full life and if I’m dead tomorrow, I don’t give a damn. I’ve lived. I really have done it all.”