Freddie Mercury - Sondz

Overview

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer and songwriter, who achieved worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury defied the conventions of a rock frontman with his theatrical style, influencing the artistic direction of Queen.

Born in 1946 in Zanzibar to Parsi-Indian parents, Mercury attended English-style boarding schools in India from the age of eight and returned to Zanzibar after secondary school. In 1964, his family fled the Zanzibar Revolution, moving to Middlesex, England. Having studied and written music for years, he formed Queen in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including "Killer Queen", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Somebody to Love", "We Ar...

Facts

Legal nameFarrokh Bulsara
Also performed asFarrokh BulsaraLarry Lurex
Also known asFrederick Mercury
Born5 Sep. 1946, in Stone Town
Died24 Nov. 1991 (Aged: 45), in Kensington
AreaUnited Kingdom
Years active18
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Role(s)ProducerDesignPianoSynthesizerGuitarTambourineElectric GuitarKeyboardHarpsichord
Label(s)ParlophonePolydorHollywood RecordsColumbiaEMICBSMercury RecordsCBS/SonyCD-MAXIMUMIsland

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Discography

YearTitle
Barcelona1988Barcelona
Mr. Bad Guy1985Mr. Bad Guy

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Mack
MackProducerEngineerProgramming (drums (drum set))Programming (synthesizer)Programming
Mike Moran
Mike MoranProducerSynthesizerArrangerKeyboardPianoPerformer
Stephan Wissnet
Stephan WissnetBass guitarEngineer (assistant)Programming (drums (drum set))Programming (synthesizer)Programming
Montserrat Caballé
Montserrat CaballéCreditBackground vocalsLead vocalsSoprano vocals
David Richards
David RichardsProducerEngineerPerformer
Fred Mandel
Fred MandelGuitarSynthesizerPiano
Paul Vincent
Paul VincentGuitarElectric guitar
Curt Cress
Curt CressDrums (drum set)
Carl Ward
Carl WardProducerRecordingRemixer
Dave Clark
Dave ClarkProducerRemixer