Freddie Mercury was the face of the mixture of hard rock, of pop, cabaret, glamour and opera of Queen in the seventies before becoming one of the most known victims of the virus of the AIDS in the nineties. He died on November 24th, 1991, two days only after having confirmed rumours according to which he had illness.
In the zenith of the Queen, Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon forged a completely new hybrid which concentrated on the mark of the decline of Mercury, which ended up becoming linked in the mythology of its first passage. But the group, and Mercury, was always more than the sum of its oversize drunken parties. The creative instant of signature of Queen was also Mercury’ s, as it embedded its own voice in a chorus for “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a meticulous process at the time of the band winds in spool. In the course of the years, Mercury also wrote “Killer Queen”, “Somebody to Coils”, “called Crazy Little Thing Coils” and “We Are the Champions” for Queen, while publishing a solo interpretation received from The Platters Pretender “in 1987.
In the course of history, unique musical alchemy of the band, without speaking of this cooked up studio worked out, established norm for a series of very distant groups: Journey swept the producer Roy Thomas Baker for its first albums with Steve Perry, while Styx would borrow Heavily the skill of Mercury for the prog of Broadway. The neoclassical artists of the heavy metal such as Yngwie Malmsteen systematically referred to the model of crispy rock of the group, while Metallica went to the point of recording their own version of “Stone Cold Crazy” of Queen.
None of them, however, could approach the unique presence on stage of Mercury, confirmed once again after their days hit-making were much more when galvanised Queen fans worldwide as part of concerts Live Aid. Born Frederick Bulsara in Zanzibar to an accountant of the government, Mercury died from the bronchopneumonie . Mary Austin, ancient companion of Mercury and friend for life, truthfully followed the wishes of the singer and kept secret of the ashes, even to his parents.