Freddie Mercury still has legions of fans all over the world and they’re some of the most dedicated and passionate in the world of music. The Queen legend is remembered to this day as one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen and helped to shape British rock music through his solo contributions and incredible Queen material. But how well do you know him?
Do you have his release dates memorised? Can you remember his birthday?
How about Queen’s lyrics? And how well do you know Mercury’s personal life?
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They released their debut album in 1973 and first made an impact on the charts with the follow-up, Queen II.
From then on, it was a speedy ascension to fame, garnering popularity and critical acclaim with Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera, all in the early part of the 1970s.
Bohemian Rhapsody cemented their place in the history books, spending nine weeks at number one in the UK singles chart.
Mercury also contributed huge hits like Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Killer Queen, Under Pressure and Somebody To Love.
In 1987, Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS, but kept the news private, telling only a select few close friends in the years which followed.
In 19991, days before he died, he went public with the diagnosis, saying in a statement: “Following enormous conjecture in the press, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS.
“I felt it correct to keep this information private in order to protect the privacy of those around me.
“However the time has now come for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth, and I hope everyone will join with me, my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease,” he said.
Soon after, he died of bronchopneumonia, a complication due to AIDS.