Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury dominated the flamboyant "Glam-rock" style of mid-1970s rock 'n' roll performances with a dynamic voice and an electrifying stage presence unmatched by his peers. As the lead singer of the supergroup ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1946 in Zanzibar, , TZ

Filmography

Music (55)

Hardcore Henry 2016 (Movie)

("Don't Stop Me Now") (Song)

Suicide Squad 2016 (Movie)

("Bohemian Rhapsody") (Song)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

("Crazy Little Thing Called Love") (Song)

Turbo 2013 (Movie)

("We Are The Champions") (Song)

Ted 2012 (Movie)

("Football Fight") (Song)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

("Somebody To Love") (Song)

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

("We Are The Champions") (Song)

Mars Needs Moms 2011 (Movie)

("Crazy Little Thing Called Love") (Song)

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

("The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction Of Dale)") (Song)

You Again 2010 (Movie)

("We Are The Champions") (Song)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("Crazy Little Thing Called Love") (Song)

World's Greatest Dad 2009 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Step Brothers 2008 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

("Bohemian Rhapsody") (Song)

What Happens in Vegas 2008 (Movie)

("We Are The Champions") (Song)

Air Guitar Nation 2007 (Movie)

("We are the Champions") (Song)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

The Invisible 2007 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Failure to Launch 2006 (Movie)

("Crazy Little Thing Called Love") (Song)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Somebody to Love") (Song)

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

("Crazy Little Thing Called Love") (Song)

Zoom 2006 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Chicken Little 2005 (Movie)

("We Are The Champions") (Song)

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

("We Are the Champions") (Song)

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

How High 2001 (Movie)

("Bicycle Race") (Song)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("The Show Must Go On") (Song)

An Everlasting Piece 2000 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

("We Are the Champions") (Song)

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

("We Are the Champions") (Song)

Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 (Movie)

("We Are the Champions") (Song)

Disturbing Behavior 1998 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Up on the Roof 1997 (Movie)

("We Are the Champions") (Song)

High School High 1996 (Movie)

("Bohenmian Rhapsody") (Song)

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

("We Are the Champions") (Song)

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993 (Movie)

("Love Kills") (Song Performer)

Son-In-Law 1993 (Movie)

("Crazy Little Thing Called Love") (Song)

Encino Man 1992 (Movie)

("Stone Cold Crazy") (Song)

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

("The Great Pretender") (Song Performer)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

("Bohemian Rhapsody") (Song)

Revenge of the Nerds 1984 (Movie)

("We Are the Champions") (Song)

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

("Foolin' Around") (Song Performer)

Space Riders 1982 (Movie)

("Don't Stop Me Now") (Song)

Metropolis 1925 (Movie)

(Song)

Metropolis 1925 (Movie)

("Love Kills") (Song Performer)

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Song
Actor (4)

Queen: The Days of Our Lives 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic-Queen in Hungary 1985 (Movie)

Queen Band Member (Actor)

We Will Rock You 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Divas (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Freddie Mercury dominated the flamboyant "Glam-rock" style of mid-1970s rock 'n' roll performances with a dynamic voice and an electrifying stage presence unmatched by his peers. As the lead singer of the supergroup, Queen, Mercury commanded and entranced fans all over the world with a powerful, four-octave singing range, coupled with a shocking array of skintight costumes. He effortlessly hit and sustained high notes that were usually limited to female opera stars, but also snarled through the band's hard-hitting songs with his powerful tenor voice. On stage, he moved with energy and bravado as he acted out some of their biggest and most aggressive hits like "Killer Queen" (1974), "We Will Rock You" (1977), and "We Are the Champions" (1977). Mercury wrote music that combined a variety of influences - from blues, funk, disco and a touch of vaudeville - with authority and flair. But by far, the most timeless song that he would write was "Bohemian Rhapsody" (1975), a multilayered hard rock gem infused with an operatic feel. While Queen produced its best work during the mid to late 1970s, its charismatic front man kept on singing throughout the 1980s - at his apex, wowing billions of people watching 1985's benefit concert, Live Aid - before shockingly dying in 1991 from the AIDS virus. Fans and his band members grieved the loss of Freddy, as he was not an easy frontman to replace. However, even in death, Mercury continued to reach new generations of fans with his enduring and unrivaled legacy as one of music's consummate stage entertainers and arguably the greatest singer in rock 'n' roll history.

EDUCATION

Ealing College of Art

Ealing, London , England 1969
Majored in Graphic Design

Milestones

2002

Musical theater production "We Will Rock You" debuted at London's West End

2001

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Queen

1995

Queen album Made in Heaven posthumously released; featured previously unreleased recordings

1992

Surviving Queen members organized "The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness" at Wembley Stadium; lineup included Elton John and Annie Lennox

1992

"Bohemian Rhapsody" featured in memorable scene in comedy "Wayne's World"

1991

Released 14th and final album with Queen, Innuendo

1988

Collaborated with opera singer Montserrat Caballé for second solo album Barcelona

1986

Queen performed for over 300,000 at a concert held in Knebworth Park, England

1985

Released solo album Mr. Bad Guy

1985

With Queen, headlined all-star Live Aid concert lineup

1984

Released Queen's comeback album The Works; featured smash hits "Radio Ga Ga" and "I Want To Break Free"

1982

Collaborated with David Bowie on hit duet "Under Pressure"

1980

Reached No. 1 with singles "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites the Dust" from Queen album The Game

1980

Band wrote and recorded soundtrack to campy sci-fi feature "Flash Gordon"

1977

Released mainstream hit News of the World, featuring band's anthems "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions"

1975

Released Queen's critically acclaimed third album A Night at the Opera (1975); penned the classic hit "Bohemian Rhapsody"

1974

Had commercial success with band's sophomore album Sheer Heart Attack

1973

Queen released self-titled debut album

1969

Formed the band Queen with May, Taylor, and bassist John Deacon

1964

Moved to England with family

1954

Studied at a private school in Bombay, India

Met guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor in late 1960s

Popular songs include "Living On My Own" and "I Was Born To Love You".

Known for such albums as "The Freddie Mercury Album" and "Barcelona"

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