Queen is a legendary band because of Freddie Mercury
The story behind the music group Queen is essentially the story of Freddie Mercury. The group rose to fame with him and ended at his death. Now the band is a legend with Freddie as the quintessential leader. He never gave up working even after his illness took hold over his body. Freddie remained dedicated until his dying breath. His voice, musical talent and composition led Queen to be one of the Classic Rock groups of all time. This is evident with the song Bohemian Rhapsody. It is unique in composition, execution and because of its length, the song stands as a single golden hit until today.
Farrokh Bulsara was born September 5, 1946, in Zanzibar. His parents, both Parsee had another child, Kashmira. They were a family dedicated to the Zoroastrian religion. Gaining the nickname, Freddie, he grew up with great interest in art and music. Much of his time was spent drawing pictures of guitars and rock artists like Jimmy Hendrix, whom he adored. After attending a private school in India, he learned how to play classical piano, and a star was born.
Family move to England
In 1964 the family moved to England, and he continued his education while looking for a musical outlet. Freddie’s leadership and ability to cultivate bands was concurrent throughout his young life. He joined one band, only to start up another. When he finally arrived with the members of Queen, their destiny took hold. By then Freddie had a clear idea of his abilities, dedication to hard work, a star persona and undeniable charisma.
With a graphic art degree in hand, Mr. Mercury designed Queen’s royal, elegant emblem. The insignia incorporates all band members astrological sun signs. It can be seen in the logo the influences of his Zoroastrian religion, his artistic talent and his dedication and love for Queen. Freddie applied his diligence to every art in which he put his hands.
His talent is unmistakable and striking in every show and production
Unfortunately, his mixed up young life led him to believe his desires were wrong and his shame was evident. Freddie kept his private life hidden from his band mates, his family and never spoke of his escapades to anyone. Despite this, he would visit his family and spoil his sister. She recalls his generosity, kindness and how he would spoil her. Moreover, she confesses his pride in his Persian roots and his dedication to his family. She believes their religion instilled within her brother ideals of hard work, perseverance, and dedication to follow your dreams. In 1970 the group was official. Simultaneously, Freddie changed his last name to Mercury.
Queen was born in 1970
When Queen initially headed to the US for a tour, while in New York Freddie got a taste of the nightlife and wild expression for which his desires leaned. New York gave him the inconspicuous outlet he had needed to find his true expression. It is only now, after his life and death that his friends, family, and fans understand he contracted HIV and eventually died from the complications from AIDS. However, during the tour in New York, Freddie began to spread his wings and taste gay life.
Indulgence was his ecstasy. The singer took drugs and consorted with many men. At first, he was unsure of his appeal. He needed friends to help him find conquests.