Regarded as one of the greatest lead 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 highly theatrical style influencing the artistic direction of Queen. Born in in Zanzibar to Parsi-Indian parents, he attended English-style boarding schools in India from the age of eight and returned to Zanzibar after secondary school. In , his family fled the Zanzibar Revolution , moving to Middlesex , England. Having studied and written music for years, he formed Queen in with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.
Who Was Freddie Mercury?
He began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. No one could foresee where a love of music would take him. The Bulsara family moved to Middlesex in and from there Freddie joined up with a blues band called Wreckage while studying graphic design courses at Ealing College of Art. Smile metamorphosed into Queen when Freddie joined Roger and Brian as the lead vocalist. The final member of the band, which was to stay together for the next 20 years, was bassist John Deacon, who joined the band on 1st of March The rest is rock history. A song that was nearly never released due to its length and unusual style but which Freddie insisted would be played became the instantly recognisable hit.
Freddie Mercury attended boarding school in Panchgani, Maharashtra , India , where he took piano lessons. After immigrating to England , he studied graphic art and design at Ealing Technical College and School of Art, earning a degree in Known for his spectacular voice and flamboyant stage persona, Freddie Mercury became internationally known as the lead singer of Queen with the release of the successful album Sheer Heart Attack. Freddie Mercury was the chief songwriter as well as vocalist for Queen. He publicly announced that he had AIDS the day before he died of complications related to the disease. Bulsara was born to Parsi parents who had emigrated from India to Zanzibar , where his father worked as a clerk for the British government. As a child, Bulsara was sent to a boarding school in Panchgani, Maharashtra state, India. Artistically inclined from an early age, he formed a band there in which he played the piano.
But utterly dedicated to what he felt was important, which was making music. In life, his four-octave voice — since studied by scientists in an attempt to unlock the secrets of its intricacies and awesomeness — raised the bar for what a rock singer could be. In death, he gave voice to the millions suffering from AIDS. The Untold Story of Queen.