The legend of Freddie Mercury and rock band Queen live on and on and will inspire people for many years to come. Here we take a look at some of the most asked questions about Freddie Mercury and his rock band Queen.
Who was Freddie Mercury?
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5th in 1946 in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Africa. He moved to England in 1964 and in 1970 he formed the British rock band Queen. Frontman Freddie was known for his flamboyant showmanship and powerfully agile vocals. He had four extra teeth in the back of his mouth which pushed his front teeth forward. He always refused to have them fixed as he believed it would affect his vocal ability. Mercury passed away in 1991, but still today he is known as one of rock’s most dynamic front men.
Where was Freddie Mercury born?
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5th in 1946 in Stone Town, Zanzibar (which is now Tanzania). His father Bomi Bulsara and mother Jer Bulsara, sister sister, Kashmira moved to England in 1964. In 1970 Freddy formed the British rock band Queen. The other Queen rock band members were Roger Tailor, John Deacon, and Brian May.
What are the best known Queen songs?
Below are the best known songs from the band. Even if you were born since Freddies passing, you will sure to have heard one of these songs from the rock band Queen:
Who wants to live forever
We will rock you
Radio ga ga
I want to break free
Crazy little thing called love
The Show must go on
Dont stop me now
Somebody to love
When did Freddie Mercury die?
A lot of people ask the question “when did Freddy Mercury die?” Freddie died from HIV/AIDS on 24th November 1991 at the age of 45. His funeral was held three days later on November 27 by a Zoroastrian priest at West London Crematorium.
How did Freddie Mercury die?
Many people search for ‘Freddie Mercury cause of death’, Freddie Mercury died from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. He was reportedly diagnosed with AIDS in 1987 but only publicly announced this the day before he died of complications related to the disease.
Who was with Freddie Mercury when he died?
Freddie’s closest friends Dave Clark and former girlfriend Mary Austin were at his bedside when he died. It was Mary that made the call to Freddie’s family.
What was Freddie Mercury religion?
Zoroastrianism which is one of the world’s oldest religions. Many say Freddie wasn’t an active Zoroastrian but this stems from his family roots. Mercury’s family were migrants, as a child they lived in India before moving to England in 1964.
Freddie mercury quotes
Below are some quotes from the Queen rock star:
“I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.”
“If I die tomorrow, I will not regret. I really did everything I could.”
“I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.”
“I like to be surrounded by splendid things.”
“I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.”
“I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.”
“What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?”
“Who wants to live forever?”
“The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.”
“We’re a bit flashy, but the music’s not one big noise.”
“Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!”
Is there a Queen Rock Band Movie?
Yes!. In 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody a biographical musical drama film which tells the story of the life of Freddie Mercury. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor were consultants on the film. The film received numerous accolades, it received 4 wins at Academy Awards for Best Actor (Rami Malek who played Freddie), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. The musical also won Best Motion Picture Drama at the 76th Golden Globe Awards.
Where can you watch Bohemian Rhapsody?
Its available on Amazon Prime, also NowTV. You can also watch Bohemian Rhapsody on Hulu Plus and you can stream from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu. The official trailer is below:
Who are the existing Queen Rock Band Members?
Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are the three surviving members of rock band Queen.
Are rock band Queen still touring?
Yes, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon now tour with a replacement front man Adam Lambert.
Queen + Adam Lambert London Tour
Original Queen band members plus Adam Lambert have rescheduled their London tour until June 2022. Following a sensational run across Asia and Oceania last winter, they were originally set to rock the UK and Europe in summer 2020. However the corona-virus pandemic put a stop to the tour and the shows were postponed.
London’s tour re-schedule:
Sunday 5 June 2022
Monday 6 June 2022
Wednesday 8 June 2022
Thursday 9 June 2022
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Friday 17 June 2022
Saturday 18 June 2022
Monday 20 June 2022
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Walk in the steps of rock band Queen on a Queen tour in London
Queen performed their first gig back in 1970. Today, more than 50 years later, they are still popular and still one of the bestselling bands of all time. If you fancy a day out with a Queen theme, our London Queen tour will give you a great experience with other likeminded fans.
Our Queen London tour takes you on a journey where you will learn exactly why. Our expert guide will share some of the band’s most daring, fabulous and poignant moments with you. You will learn all about the bands student days, see where they were working on market stalls and renting shabby bedsits. The tour will cover everything through to the band finding fame and fortune and then rubbing shoulders with Royalty.
You will hear lots of insights into Freddie Mercury’s debut with the Royal Ballet. You can get a photo under the plaque that celebrates their first gig. See the location of the tiny recording studio where Queen recorded their hit ‘Seven Seas of Rhye’. You can also discover what happened to Freddie Mercury’s statue. This and more lesser known information about Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen on our all encompassing tour.