Freddie Mercury's life

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  • Birth

    He was born in Farrokh Bulsara
  • Move to England

    n 1964, Mercury and his family fled from Zanzibar to escape the violence of the revolution against the Sultan of Zanzibar and his mainly Arab government,[25] in which thousands of ethnic Arabs and Indians were killed
  • Graduation

    Mercury finished his studies as graphic art and design at Ealing Art College, graduating with a diploma in 1969
  • The beginning of Queen

    In April 1970, Mercury teamed up with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, to become lead singer of their band Smile.[2] They were joined by bassist John Deacon in 1971. Despite the reservations of the other members and Trident Studios, the band's initial management, Mercury chose the name "Queen" for the new band. At about the same time, he legally changed his surname, Bulsara, to Mercury
  • Mary Austin and Freddie

    Mary Austin and Freddie
    n the early 1970s, Mercury had a long-term relationship with Mary Austin, whom he met through guitarist Brian May. He lived with Austin for several years in West Kensington, London.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody
    "Bohemian Rhapsody" became a commercial success, topping the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks and selling more than a million copies by the end of January 1976.
  • World Record

    The band was the first ever to play in South American stadiums, breaking worldwide records for concert attendance in the Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo in 1981
  • Live Aid

    Live Aid
    One of Mercury's most notable performances with Queen took place at Live Aid in 1985. Queen's performance at the event has since been voted by a group of music executives as the greatest live performance in the history of rock music. The results were aired on a television program called "The World's Greatest Gigs"
  • Jim Hutton

    Jim Hutton
    By 1985, he began another long-term relationship with Irish-born hairdresser Jim Hutton (1949–2010)
  • Illness

    According to his partner Jim Hutton, Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS in late April 1987. Around that time, Mercury claimed in an interview to have tested negative for HIV
  • Death

    On the evening of 24 November 1991, about 24 hours after issuing the statement, Mercury died at the age of 45 at his home in Kensington. The cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS