Happy Birthday Freddie

Monday would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday, and this November will mark the 20th anniversary of his death. Google’s home page featured a Google Doodle tribute to the lead vocalist evoking his colorful showmanship and over-the-top persona. It features “Don’t Stop Me Now,” with many visual references to other Queen classics.

YouTube streamed a continuous version of Queen’s legendary 1986 concert at Wembley Stadium. Car designers created a one-off bespoke Lotus in his signature style. In the midst of these celebratory events, The Guardian imagined what the ‘tache-twirling Freddie Mercury would be up to today.

Most likely, though, Freddie would probably be doing now what he did then: twirling that ‘tache, showing us his hirsute torso, and surveying all with a wry look that suggested he was about to go and do something a lot more fun and interesting than anything we had planned. (Guardian)

Mercury was born Farokh Bulsara in Zanzibar and grew up there and in India, before moving with his family to England where he went on to become one of the greatest rock stars in history before dying of AIDS-related complications in 1991.

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Freddie

  1. Wow, this is embarrassing, but that part in the cartoon where Freddy is dressed as a woman and vacuuming? That’s actually a photograph of me. I’m on the phone to my lawyer right now. (Happy birthday, Freddie.)

  2. Who cares if it’s freddy’s b’day? he was a self-loathing indian of parsi background. why not wish the founder of yale – eliyah yale – a happy birthday when it comes. after all, his institutuion has far more indians in it than the rock band queen.

    oh yeah, rudyard kipling was also born in desh. let’s go junglee on his birthday.

    mercury is poisonous.

    axl rose is from india(na). he’s far superior to freddie, and roses are not poisonous.