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Top 10 Facts - Freddie Mercury
12.25.2016
Fact #1

Freddie Mercury’s real name was Farookh Bulsara, and he was an Indian of Parsi descent.

Fact #2

Ten days before Freddie Mercury died, Jim Beach, Queen’s manager, met with him to discuss what could be done with his legacy. Freddie said, “You can do whatever you like with my image, my music, remix it, re-release it, whatever… just never make me boring.”

Fact #3

In February 1992, when Brian May and Roger Taylor announced the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert, all 72,000 tickets sold out in just three hours, even though no performers were announced apart from the remaining members of Queen.

Fact #4

Freddie Mercury dropped out of a duet with Michael Jackson in the 80s because he felt uncomfortable working in the presence of Jackson’s pet llama in the studio.

Fact #5

Freddie Mercury played the same piano that Paul McCartney used for “Hey Jude” in the song “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Fact #6

Freddie Mercury had a degree in art and graphic design, and he designed the Queen’s logo, called the Queen Crest.

Fact #7

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was written by Freddie Mercury in 10 minutes as a tribute to Elvis Presley.

Fact #8

Freddie Mercury died due to complications from AIDS just one day after announcing his condition publicly.

Fact #9

Freddie Mercury loved cats and he adopted most of his cats from rescue shelters. He gave them gourmet meals, Christmas stockings and talked to them over the phone when on tour.

Fact #10

Tim Curry was an avid horticulturist and he even planted a garden for his friend Freddie Mercury.

Fact #11
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