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Posted: 26 Apr 05, 21:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006198/bio

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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 01:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey thats really cool , thanks!


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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you couldn't find it on that page, here they are -

Trade mark
Sings with the top half of microphone stand

Loved to do a vocal duet with the crowd, especially before "Under Pressure".

Placing microphone under his belt


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Trivia
Lead singer of rock group Queen.

His family ancestry is Parsee and originally from India, by way of Zanzibar.

He was a staunch supporter of the British monarchy.

His ancestors, the Parsees, originated in Persia and fled to India in the 7th century. The reason being they are Zoroastrians and did not want to get converted to Islam.

Lead singer and keyboard player of the rock group Queen.

Neglected to get corrective oral surgery (to fix his famous overbite) out of fear that it would damage his voice. Ironically, Freddie was a smoker.

Attended Ealing College of Art before forming the glam rock group Smile, which eventually became Queen.

Freddie didn't form the band Smile (nor were Smile "glam"). Brian May formed Smile with Roger Taylor and Tim Stafell. When they split, Freddie, Brian and Roger formed Queen.#

Some of his estate was left to Mary Austin, a woman he had dated regularly.

The current listing for Freddie Mercury / Trivia state he did many "guest performances in the opera". In fact he only performed once, although he attended many operas.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (as a member of Queen).

Sang a duet of "Tutti Frutti" with Marillion frontman Fish at the Mungersdorfer Stadion, Cologne, West Germany. [19 July 1986]

Was an avid and fastidious philatelist (stamp collector). His extensive collection is still exhibited at stamp shows world-wide as being under the estate of his birth name.

Loved his cats, and dedicated his solo-album "Mr. Bad Guy" to them. When he was out touring, he used to phone his cats and talk to them for hours. On one of his waistcoats, he has painted portraits of all of his cats.

He was educated at St. Peter's boarding school near Bombay, India, where he had his first musical training (Grade V piano) and also his first experience of performing onstage, with his band, the Hectics. It was at St. Peter's where he picked up the name 'Freddie', soon even his parents addressed him by that name.

His song "Bohemian Rhapsody" (1975) was named Britain's favourite pop single of all time on 2002 in a poll by Guinness World Records (GWR). More than 31,000 people voted in the poll for GWR's "British Hit Singles" book.

After a revolution in Zanzibar, he and his family were forced to flee to England, where he pursued a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design. This knowledge was to come in useful when he designed Queen's famous crest.

Came in 58th place in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. [2002]

He was a Zoroastrian. His famous overbite was caused by the presence of four extra teeth which pushed his incisors out. He commented early in his career that he wished to have work done on his teeth, but regretted that he didn't have time to do it.

Was an ardent fan of Jimi Hendrix.

Designed Queen's famous crest using his and his fellow bandmates' birth signs: Two lions for Roger and John (Leo), a crab for Brian (Cancer), and two fairies for himself (Virgo).

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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddieshotdate03, in your profile ya said you liked Chicago. Thats my second-favorite band next to Queen :D

I can play 25 or 6 to 4 on the piano :D

Saturday, in the park, I think it was the fourtrh of july... :D


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Posted: 27 Apr 05, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's awesome! I found the fact that he collected stamps quite interesting! That's a great site!


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