Freddie Mercury

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Born

September 5, 1946

Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania on September 5, 1946

Starts school

1954

At the Age of eight, Freddie began his education at St. Peters English boarding school (near Bombay, India)

Moved to England

1964

Freddie Mercury moved to Middlesex, England in 1964, at the age of 17.

Joined "Smile"

1967

In 1967, Freddie Mercury joined a band called Smile.

Queen was founded

1970

In 1970, Freddie Mercury took over as the lead singer of Smile, and renamed the band Queen.

Freddie Mercury toured Japan with his band

1975

In 1975, Freddie Mercury toured Japan with Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody

1975

The song Bohemian Rhapsody was released on the album entitled "A Night at the Opera" in 1975

A Night At The Opera

1975

The album "A Night At The Opera" was released in 1975

We Will Rock You

1977

The song "We Will Rock You" was released on the album entitled "News of the World" in 1977

Bicycle Race

1978

The song Bicycle Race was released in 1978 on the album Jazz

Another One Bites the Dust

1980

The song "Another One Bites the Dust" was released on the album entitled "The Game" in 1980

The Game

1980

The album "The Game" was released in 1980

Going solo

1984

In 1984, Queen decided to take a break. During that break, Freddie Mercury decided to release a solo album called Love Kills.

Last performance

1988

The Open Air festival in Barcelona, on October 8th, was Freddie Mercury's last performance.

Innuendo

1991

The album Innuendo was released in 1991

Announces that he has AIDS

November 23, 1991

The day before he died, Freddie Mercury announced that he had AIDS.

Died

November 24, 1991

He died of bronchial pneumonia on November 24, 1991

Hall of Fame

2001

In 2001, Queen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio

Rolling Stone

2008

In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked Freddie Mercury 18th on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.

Bibliography

2013

"Life Of Freddy Mercury." Timetoast. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2013.
"Freddie Mercury Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.