Today would've been the 64th birthday of one of the best musicians ever to grace this Earth. Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) was a legend, a God and an all around amazing person. Together with Brian May , John Deacon and Roger Taylor one of the most influential and revered bands were formed. You might not know who they are but, you know a song by them. Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" contained a sample of the hit "Another One Bites the Dust" When at a sporting event you sing along to "We Are the Champions" or "We Will Rock You". Mr. Mercury has influenced the likes of Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga.
Freddie lived a fast life of women, men, alcohol and drugs. Unfortunately that hard rock star life caught up to him. In his last days it was suspected that the English rock star had AIDS, but he never addressed the rumors. Mercury announced his illness on November 23rd 1991 and on November 24th 1991 he died from complications due to AIDS.
I just want to say thank you Freddie Mercury for giving me life and inspiration. I watch your videos and interviews and I want to touch the world the way you did. You will forever be remembered.