The international singer and former frontman of the rock band called Queen known for the songs 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (1979) and 'We Are the Champions' (1977).
September 5, 1946
November 24, 1991
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Freddie Mercury rose to the international rock scene as the lead vocalist of the band Queen. Together with the band, they released some of the famous hits ‘Killer Queen’ (1974), ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (1979), and ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ (1980). Mercury received several awards and recognitions, including being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
His stage name Freddie came from the nickname that his boarding school teachers and classmates gave him. Sometime in 1970, he adopted the surname Mercury in reference to their song ‘My Fairy King’ (1973).
It was Freddie Mercury who came up with the band name Queen and designed the band’s logo known as the ‘Queen crest’.