donderdag 20 maart 2014

Freddie Mercury Spotted At The Lake Geneva In Montreux

Freddie Mercury Spotted At The Lake Geneva In Montreux



Freddie Mercury Spotted At The Lake Geneva In Montreux


The life of Farrokh Bulsara began on the East African island of Zanzibar on September 5, 1946. 25 years later in London under the name of Freddie Mercury he was fronting the now legendary rock group named Queen.


In 1964 moved the family Bulsara to Middlesex and from there went Freddie
to te Ealing College of Art,where he studying graphic design, in the meantime joined Freddie the blues band Wrecksage and was the leadsinger.
Roger Taylor and Brian May both  good friends of him invited Freddie,
to the new Band called the Smile. Smile metamorphosed into Queen when Freddie Mercury joined the band.  Roger and Brian as the lead vocalist. The final member of the band, which was to stay together for the next 20 years, was bassist John Deacon, who joined the band on 1st of March 1971.
In 1973 Signed Queen a contract with EMI Records and Elektra Records.
their debut album 'Queen' was released and hailed as one of the most exciting developments ever in rock music.


Bohemian Rhapsody Was released in 1975, this was an immortal operatically
styled song, this song was for 9 weeks in the UK charts. A song that was nearly never released due to its length and unusual style but which Freddie insisted would be played became the instantly recognisable hit by this time.

The unique talents of Freddie became a clear voice with a remarkeble powerful on the stage, what made Queen a special flamboyant personality.

The popularity of Queen was great and made hits by hits all over the world
The Concerts of Queen was an amazing happening, stadiums where in no time sold out, in Europe, Japan and the USA.
in 1979 they topped the charts with Freddie's song 'Crazy Little thing Called Love'.

 Queen was always indisputably run as a democratic organisation. All four members are each responsible for having penned number one singles for the band. This massive writing strength combined with spectacular lights, the faultless sound, a sprinkling of theatricality and Freddie's balletic movements made up Queen on stage and on film.

in the 80's Highligted Queen on stage at the Live Aid Tribute, and stealing the show for 82.000 spectators with an onforgettable performance.

Solo Career

In the mid 80's, Freddie started concentrating on his solo career, which was to run in tandem with Queen ("the mothership") for several albums commencing with the 1985 release of 'Mr. Bad Guy'. Freddie's much loved sense of self-parody reached a zenith with his cover version of The Platter's song 'The Great Pretender' in 1987, the video of which recorded him descending a sweeping staircase among acres of identical cardboard cutouts of himself.

In1986 was Freddie recording together, with Dave Clark at London's West End Musical Time. 
This was followed in 1987 with the realisation of one of Freddie's long-term dreams; to record with the world revered opera diva Montserrat Caballé. 
The song "Barcelona"  become an anthem for Señora Caballé's home city and the theme for the Olympics in 1992

On November 24th, 1991, Freddie's struggle against AIDS ended when he passed away just over 24 hours after he had publicly announced he had the disease. Musicians and fans from all over the world paid their highest respects as the passing of rock's most innovative, flamboyant ambassador signified the end of an era at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium on April 20, 1992 which gave birth to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDS charity set up in Freddie's memory by the remaining members of Queen and Freddie's Executor, Jim Beach.

 Freddie Mercury, who majored in stardom while giving new meaning to the word showmanship, left a legacy of songs, which will never lose their stature as classics to live on forever. Some of the most poignant of these were immortalised on the Queen album 'Made In Heaven' released in November 1995. The sleeve of the album shows a view from Freddie's Montreux home.