An icon we all remember
Freddy Mercury is one of those musicians that left such an impact to the world of music that we still hear and talk about him to this day. But despite most of us remembering him as the lead singer of the infamous group called The Queen, the first band he performed in was called The Hectics.
Freddy’s early start
Born in 1946 in today’s Tanzania, Freddy Mercury’s original name was Farrokh Bulsara, as his parents were from Mombai, India. He spent most of his early years studying piano in India and at an early the age of 12 established his first school band The Hectics. When he was in his 20s, Freddie Mercury moved to London with his family and a decade later put together the legendary band we remember today as Queen.
The uprise of Queen
The band Queen was born in 1973 and with their first album reached a record amount of popularity in the UK and USA. Freddy composed the legendary “Bohemian Rhapsody” piece that is still considered as one of the greatest contributions to music of all time. The following years the band continued to impress the hearts of millions more with songs like “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Another One Bites the Dust.” We can’t forget to mention the song called “Under Pressure”, one of the greatest hits in the 80’s which was born out of collaboration between Queen and David Bowie.
A Great Man, A Great Band
Freddy Mercury definitely made one of the greatest contributions to music, but his efforts for good go far beyond that. The year 1985 was one of the most memorable moments for Queen when they performed live at the Live Aid Charity in Wembley Stadium, London. The event was organized by the famous humanitarian, activist and musician from Ireland Bob Geldof. The highlight of the concert was when the walls of the stadium became alive as peopled started to sing along to one of their greatest hits “We Will Rock You”. This was considered one of the best performances of all times.