Freddie Mercury

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  • Freddie Mercury born

    Freddie Mercury born
    Farrokh Bulsara (Freddie Mercury) born the
    September 5, 1946-Kensington
  • Freddie Mercury begins take piano lessons

    He began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. No one could foresee where a love of music would take him. The Bulsara family moved to Middlesex in 1964 and from there Freddie joined up with a blues band called Wreckage while studying graphic design courses at Ealing College of Art.
  • He forms band The Hectics

    The Hectics (1958–1962) was an Indian school band. The members of the band were Freddie .The school-band was formed while all five were students at St. Peter's School, Panchgani, an English boarding school in Panchgani.
  • He and his family moved from Zanzibar to England

    In 1964, his family fled the Zanzibar Revolution, moving to Middlesex, England.
  • Enrolls at West Thames College

    Mercury enrolled at Isleworth Polytechnic (now West Thames College) in West London where he studied art. He ultimately earned a diploma in Art and Graphic Design at Ealing Art College (now the Ealing campus of University of West London), later using these skills to design the Queen heraldic arms
  • Co founds queen with Brian May and Roger Taylor

    Queen is a British rock band formed in 1970 in London by singer and pianist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon.
  • Changes his surname to Mercury

    At about the same time, he legally changed his surname, Bulsara, to Mercury. Shortly before the release of Queen's self-titled first album, Mercury designed the band's logo, known as the "Queen crest".
  • Meets and befriends Kenny Everett

  • Queen concert with attendance record in San Paulo

    Queen concert with attendance record in San Paulo
  • Freddie Mercury record unreleased tracks with Michael Jackson

    Freddie Mercury record unreleased tracks with Michael Jackson
    Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet to feature on new Queen album 'Queen Forever' Queen will release new album 'Queen Forever' in November featuring three previously unreleased tracks with Freddie Mercury on vocals, including a collaboration with Michael Jackson.
  • Freddie Mercury 1st solo album, Mr. Bad Guy

    Mr. Bad Guy is the first solo album by Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the group Queen, released in 1985.
  • Outstanding performance with Queen live aid

    Outstanding performance with Queen live aid
    Queen played their last live concert with Freddie Mercury at the Knebworth Park Festival in England. An audience of 120,000 heard them close out with "We Will Rock You"/"We Are The Champions" and "God Save The Queen." Mercury died in 1991 of complications related to AIDS.
  • Dies at the ages of 45

    Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS. He confirmed the day before his death that he had contracted the disease.