Theme Times – Freddie Mercury


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This week we look at Freddie Mercury as Requested by Britchy of Bitchin’ in the Kitchen

Freddie Mercury – 1946 – 1991

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Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. He was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “Somebody to Love”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, and “We Are the Champions”. He led a solo career while performing with Queen, and occasionally served as a producer and guest musician for other artists.

Mercury was born of Parsi descent in the Sultanate of Zanzibar, and grew up there and in India before moving with his family to Middlesex, England, in his teens. He formed Queen in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS, having confirmed the day before his death that he had contracted the disease.

In 1992, Mercury was posthumously awarded the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, and a tribute concert was 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, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2002, he was placed number 58 in the BBC’s 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. He is consistently voted one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music.


“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” 1980

“My Fairy King” 1973

“Somebody to Love” 1976

“Killer Queen” 1974

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This week we look at Freddie Mercury as Requested by Britchy of Bitchin’ in the Kitchen

17 thoughts on “Theme Times – Freddie Mercury

  1. Freddy Mercury and Queen are an excellent band because of the tremendous diversity. Each song is different, who would have thought Crazy Little Thing Called Love was written and performed by the same act as We Will Rock You? I love some of their songs, like It’s a Kind of Magic, Don’t Stop me Know and I want to Break Free but I have never really liked Bohemian Rhapsody or Another one bites the dust. You can’t doubt his genius though.

  2. There are songs of his I still can’t hear without getting upset. ‘These are the days of our lives’ is one. The video feels like he was looking right at me and saying goodbye. I still really miss him.
    I absolutely loved his duet with Monserrat Caballe too, Barcelona – that’s so incredible. I get shivers even thinking about it. There was nothing my hero couldn’t do. Nothing ⭐️

  3. I love this! I can’t remember the first time I heard a Queen song, but I fell in love. My high school played “We Are The Champions” whenever we won a football game. I’m partial to the original songs, but I appreciated how Glee covered many of their songs so well. I love the scene in Wayne’s World with Bohemian Rhapsody. Are you planning on seeing the Bohemian Rhapsody movie? I’m very excited!

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