- Title: 25th anniversary of death of Freddie Mercury
- Date: 24th November 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - OCTOBER 4, 2011) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF QUEEN BAND MEMBERS, ROGER TAYLOR AND BRIAN MAY, BEING PRESENTED WITH BMI ICONS AWARD
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- Keywords: anniversary death Freddie Mercury Queen
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- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music
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- Story Text:The flamboyant frontman of Queen Freddie Mercury died on November 24, 1991, at the age of 45, a day after finally admitting he had AIDS.
Born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar and educated in India, Mercury co-founded Queen in 1971 with May, Taylor and Deacon. The mustachioed and buff Mercury was never shy about his camp sensibilities even as the band drew part of its musical inspiration from the progressive and hard rock genres.
Queen hit the big time in 1975 with its fourth album, "A Night at the Opera," which included the Mercury-composed anthem "Bohemian Rhapsody." Mercury also wrote such Queen hits as "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "We are the Champions." Guitarist Brian May penned the song "Who Wants To Live Forever" for the 1986 film "Highlander" and "We Will Rock You".
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