By Line: Shivendra Pandey
The legend singer of 19th century and lead singer of Queen band who gave us unforgettable melodies like Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, We are the champions, I was born to love you, Love Kills, Time, Don’t Stop me now, and We will rock you. Today he is not alive but his melodies are still an aspiration and entertaining as well.
Freddie was born as Farrokh Bulsara in Stone Town in the British protectorate of Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania) on 5th September 1946. His parents, Bomi (1908–2003) and Jer (1922–2016) Bulsara, were Parsis from the Gujarat region of the Bombay Presidency province in British India. Mercury had a younger sister, Kashmira Bulsara, now based in Nottingham, who took her husband’s surname after marrying Roger Cooke.
Freddie was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. The Queen singer was notoriously private about many aspects of his life, but one particular aspect has remained a point of interest among fans even today, nearly 30 years after his passing: his sexuality.
Last year in 2018 a movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ based on Freddie Mercury life and Queen Band was released. Rami Malek portrayed Freddie Mercury on screen and this movie revealed a lot of unknown facts about his life that were till date considered under the dilemma of suspicion. This movie revealed his sexual orientation as a bisexual.
The Queen singer was notoriously private about many aspects of his life, but one particular aspect has remained a point of interest among fans even today, nearly 30 years after his passing: his sexuality. Freddi’s life was always surrounded by controversies but he never gave us. In the end, he was diagnosed with HIV and after giving his last performance with his band at Live Aid. He never performed and passed away at an age of 45-years on 24 November 1991.
Have a look over some quotes by Freddie Mercury:
“Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It’s just a name. But it’s regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.”
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
“I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.”
“The others don’t like my interviews. And frankly, I don’t care much for theirs.”
“Style, to me, is an extension of one’s personality, a kind of self expression which is very personal. It is an expression of your moods, your personality.”