Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5

September 5 is the birthdate of Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara), lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. He was known for powerful vocals over a four-octave range; as a songwriter he composed hits that included "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen," "Somebody to Love," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "We Are the Champions." He died of complications of AIDS in November 1991, one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. Mercury continues to be voted one of the greatest singers in the history of contemporary popular music.

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