Freddie Mercury: Queen singer's life in pictures on the 25th anniversary of his death
Freddie Mercury as a young man Freddie was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He spent much of his childhood at boarding school in India where he studied piano and joined his first band.
Aged 17, he moved to London with his family and attended the Ealing College of Art where he met future bandmates Roger Taylor and Brian May.
Freddie Mercury and Queen Freddie, Brian and Roger formed Queen in April 1970. Drummer John Deacon joined three years later.
Freddie chose the name, and explained “It's very regal obviously, and it sounds splendid. It's a strong name, very... read more
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