You guys ever notice something... when you die, you become a legend!
Freddie Mercury will be a name that utters the lips of many generation of singers, musicians, and music lover for the next 500 years.
Freddie didn't look like anyone else, he didn't sound like anyone else, no one had his stage presence, and maybe 1 professional singer in 10,000 had his vocal range.
.....Combine this with infamous parties, and money spent like water, and buying his friends $100,000 cars, and flying 60 people across the world just for 1 party....
Then his world changed.
He was ill with one of the most serious, and unstoppable illnesses the world has ever known.
..And he kept right on working, and many critics have hailed the last album he released while living "Innuendo" his finest work.
But did he die at 77, or 83 of natural causes.
You guys know this answer.
He died at a too young 45, of what?....oh yeah, he was the first major rock star to die of the feared AIDS disease.
On top of everything he did while living to create the legend of Freddie Mercury, he died young of a disease that is really, considered a new illness.... but one of the most deadly.
When you are as talented as Freddie, you'll always be remembered ....but when you are unique, and different...then die young of something as serious as AIDS.
Freddie will be a legend forever.
In 30 years, assuming and hoping that John, Brian, and Roger all live long active lives well into their 80's or beyond, my prediction is that when younger generations get a hold of the Queen story....there's a real good chance that Brian, John, and Roger may just seem like Freddie's backing band.
Now, we all know here that Queen were four key members together.
But guitar students I have, who are 14 years old right now will say...
"Scott, will teach me something by Freddie Mercury and Queen."
I hear this alot.
With the rest of the band, and alone...Freddie is a legend from about ten different angles.
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