The rock world’s most versatile and influential performer who rocked the stage with innumerable entertaining performances and strong vocals is the legend, Freddie Mercury, who would’ve turned 71 today. Old school music should come back to mainstream media and listening to Freddie Mercury is one of the reasons.
The multi-talented singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury was born on September 5, 1946, in Stone Town, Tanzania. The singer studied piano in boarding school in India and became friends with numerous musicians at London Ealing College of Art. The music of Mercury’s band, Queen, reached the top of U.S along with British charts.
In 1973, the band ‘Queen’ got released their first self-titled album, two further recordings of Queen’s music got very well emerged to catch on. Their third record, Sheer Heart Attack got released in 1974, featured their first hit, “Killer Queen,” The single hit No. 2 on the U.K. charts, and went super hit at No. 12 all over U.S.
Here are the top five hit songs of Freddie Mercury which went viral.
- ‘Living on my own’ got released in 1985 from the album ‘Mr. Bad Guy’
- ‘The Great Pretender’ from the album ‘Night and the City’
- ‘How Can I Go On’ got released in 1988
- ‘Barcelona’ got released in 1998
- ‘I Was Born to Love You’ got released in 1985 from the album ‘Mr. Bad Guy’.
It’s been 26 years since we lost this legendary singer, he died of AIDS-related bronchial pneumonia on November 24, 1991, at the age of 45 years.
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