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Freddy Mercury of Queen would have been 71 today

Photograph: Steve Jennings/WireI

Born Farrokh Bulsara in Tanzania in 1946, he rechristened himself Freddie Mercury and his charisma, vocal range and outsized personality made him one of the all-time great frontmen in rock as the lead singer of Queen. He sadly succumbed to AIDS in 1991.


Queen's "Killer Queen"


Travis's 'killer' cover.