Monday, September 5, 2016

Best. Rock singer. Ever.

Freddie MercuryQueen's lead singer and pianist, who wrote many of the band's most beloved songs ("Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Are the Champions," "Killer Queen," "Somebody to Love") — would have turned 70 years old today. He died in 1991 at age 45.

If you asked me who the greatest rock singer of all time is, I'd probably think for about one second before saying: Freddie Mercury.


rp said...

The music and lyrics of Freddie Mercury -- and of the whole band, "Queen" -- are far more profound than many realize. I don't know if the following comment is acceptable to the blog or not, but you might enjoy taking a look at my booklet,

When Death Is Not Theoretical:
The Readiness of the Music Group ‘Queen’ for Living with Freddie Mercury’s Dying.

Endnotes include revelations regarding why “Farok Bomi Bulsara” chose the new last name “Mercury” & why he chose the name “The Seven Seas of Rhye” for Queen’s 1st charting single. I am an obsessive historian rather than by a journalist, so this 60 page booklet is heavily documented. You may preview the booklet at Amazon -- and I would be glad to send a copy to you, Jaltcoh, for your personal consideration.

Yes, I was fascinated by Queen's music and thus studied all songs written by any member of the band, through 1991.