Freddie Mercury (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991)

I’ll be honest; I’ve never been much of a Queen fan. I know all or most of the singles, I can’t say I’ve disliked any of them, but I’ve never loved any of them enough to actually buy one of their albums. However, only a fool would fail to see the impact that the band, and their frontman has had on popular music. Indeed, Freddie was one of the most beloved frontmen in rock, and remains an icon in music for his stage presence and his awe-inspiring vocals. Out of all of the hundreds of death caused by AIDS throughout the 80s and early 90s in the entertainment industry, the loss of Mercury may have been the most keenly felt. Even though he had conquered the world, and even though Queen were likely past their best by 1991, who’s to say what great albums and songs they could have continued to record had Mercury survived?

Rest In Peace.

Feel free to share your thoughts and memories about Freddie in the comments below.

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