Happy Birthday Freddie – How Queen Are Still the News of the World

Posted by saffron | September 5, 2017 | MUSIC
Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury


The performer, the songwriter, the mustache. Who can say that Freddie Mercury’s music hasn’t changed our lives for the better?

At any party, a Queen song will get played, more to the point – everyone will know the words. And what would a car journey be without the head bang at THAT point in “Bohemian Rhapsody”?

His sense of humor has rattled through the decades. Try and find a more iconic image of the 80s.

Oh, and did you know that he was obsessed with cats? He used to talk to his feline friends on the phone while he was away on tour. How brilliant is that?

We could talk about the man for days. We could list all the awards he won during his lifetime… but, firstly, there isn’t enough space, and secondly, isn’t it more amazing that even though Mercury died in 1991, he (and Queen) are still receiving awards today? Here are a few

  •        1992 – Freddie was posthumously awarded a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music
  •        2001 – Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Queen
  •        2002 – Guinness World Records held Bohemian Rhapsody as the UK’s best single of the past 50 years
  •        2003 – Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  •        2004 – Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame

And that’s just the official stuff. He’s been voted one of the top 100 Greatest Britons, one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music, and in 2007, BBC Radio 2 listeners voted Queen as the ‘Best British Band of all Time.’

It’s pretty safe to say (if it hasn’t been proven enough) that Freddie Mercury, and Queen’s music is still bringing people together, even now in 2017. It doesn’t matter what music you listen to, Queen is appreciated over every genre, bringing the whole music family together. Greenday aren’t going to contradict us on that.


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