Happy B’day Freddie. M!

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara), 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. Mercury also occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. (wiki)

Freddie cultivated a flamboyant stage personality, but was a very shy and retiring man in person, particularly around people he did not know well. He also granted very few interviews. Mercury once said of himself:

When I’m performing I’m an extrovert, yet inside I’m a completely different man.

While on stage, Mercury basked in the love from the audience, which was famously noted by Kurt Cobain, in his suicide note, when he wrote of how he both admired and envied Mercury for being able to do so.

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Freddie tragically died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS, on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. (wiki)

R.I.P Freddie…

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