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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
'Time'. Freddie wasn't originally scheduled to sing 'Time', which was written by Dave Clark and John Christie for Clark's 1986 stage musical 'Time'. Only after recording 'In My Defence' was he offered a second track because Dave Clark was 'so knocked out by Freddie's performance'.
'Love Kills'. Queen worked on several takes of this song together. It peaked at number 10 in the UK singles chart. The B-side, 'Rotwang's Party (Robot Dance)' did not feature Freddie Mercury.
'I Can Hear Music'. The name Larry Lurex was used because, by the time the single was released, Queen's own first album was due to be released. The name was a play-on-words joke at the expense of Gary Glitter, which backfired when Glitter fans failed to see the funny side. Since no one knew it was Freddie singing, the single disappeared without a trace.
'Exercises in Free Love'.
November 24, 1992. The EMI version - 'The Freddie Mercury Album' - was released one week earlier. This album was conceived as a tribute and topped the charts in numerous territories.
'Exercises in Free Love'. The song was Freddie's impression of Caballe's singing, and she was amazed after hearing it.
'Barcelona'. Freddie was determined to work with Caballe since 1984. In 1987, he met up with Caballe in Barcelona, bringing a song that he wrote specially for the occasion.
'Living On My Own'. 'Living On My Own' was number 1 twenty months after Freddie died.
'Made In Heaven'. Instead, 'Made In Heaven' was used as the title to the final Queen album in 1995.
1983. Freddie worked with German producer Reinhold Mack, who worked with Queen on 'Flash Gordon', 'The Game', and 'Hot Space'.
20th April 1992. The Freddie Mercury tribute concert was held at Wembley Stadium, London on Easter Monday 20th April 1992. Some of the biggest names in music appeared to pay tribute to Freddie.
45. Freddie Mercury died from AIDS on Sunday 24th November 1991 at 6:48pm at his home in Kensington, London.
A Winters Tale. "A Winters Tale" was the last song to be written by Freddie in Montreaux. However, it was not the last song to be sung by Freddie, some people say "Mother Love" was sung by Freddie in his death bed. The last part of "Mother Love" was sung by Brian May as Freddie didn't live long enough to record the last part of the song.
England. Queen's last concert as Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon was on 9th August 1986 at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England.
1980. Freddie first appeared with his moustache in the video for "Play The Game" in 1980. This upset many fans who sent him disposable razors and bottles of black nail varnish via the Queen office.
Yes. During a soundcheck for a concert, Brian May got fed up with Freddie's antics on stage and called him a ponce, which angered Freddie and he stormed off stage. He stayed away for a worryingly long time, so Brian got his attention by shouting "Freddiepoos, where are you?" over the mike and Freddie stormed back onto the stage and got back to work.
Seven Seas Of Rhye. "Seven Seas Of Rhye" was actually the first Queen single to enter the UK charts. Its highest position was Number 10.
1964. Freddie's family emigrated to England in 1964 due to political unrest in Zanzibar.
1959. Freddie joined his first band "The Hectics" when he was at St. Peters Boarding School in Bombay. The 5 members of "The Hectics" were Freddie, Derrick Branch, Bruce Murray, Farang Irani and Victory Rana.
Zanzibar . Faroukh Bulsara (Freddie Mercury) was born in Zanzibar on 5th September 1946. Zanzibar later united with the country of Tanganyika to form Tanzania.
Play The Game. "Play The Game" was released in 1980 and is the first time Freddie can be seen with his moustache.
France. Freddie wrote this song in his French hotel room after watching the Tour De France going past his hotel room window.
Mary Austin. Mary Austin still lives in Freddie's mansion in Kensington, London.
John Deacon. "Friends Will Be Friends" is taken from the album "A Kind Of Magic" (1986).
4. Queen performed 4 times at Wembley Stadium. On July 13th 1985 at Live Aid, on 11th and 12th July 1986 during their "Magic Tour" and on 20th April 1992 at "The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert".
3. Freddie Mercury performed 3 times at Wembley Stadium as part of Queen. On July 13th 1985 at Live Aid and on 11th and 12th July 1986 during Queen's "Magic Tour".
1988. Freddie Mercury's last appearance on stage was on 8th October 1988 with Montserrat Caballe. They sang 3 songs to promote their forthcoming album "Barcelona". The 3 songs were "How Can I Go on?", "The Golden Boy" and "Barcelona".
1. "Bohemian Rhapsody" was the only song written by Freddie Mercury to reach top spot in the UK charts in 1975, when it was originally released, and again in 1991, after his death.
Montserrat Caballe. "Barcelona" by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe was used as the theme tune for in 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Mr Bad Guy. "Mr Bad Guy" was released on 30th April 1985.
Farrokh Bulsara. Freddie's original name was Farrokh Bulsara, but everyone called him Freddie and he coined the surname Mercury from a song he wrote.