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Freddy Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara)
Born 5 September 1946, is a British singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). As a performer, he was known for his vocal prowess and flamboyant performances. As a songwriter, he composed many international hits, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "We Are the Champions" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".
In addition to his work with Queen, he also led a solo career and was occasionally a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. Mercury, who was of Parsi descent and grew up in India, has been referred to as "Britain's first Asian rock star." In 2006, Time Asia named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years, and he continues to be cited as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music.
In September 2006, Freddie celebrated his 60th birthday in typical style, the party lasted four days on Taransey, his own private island off the coast of Scotland that he bought in late 2001 after seeing it on the BBC show Castaway 2000.
In late 2010 Queen announce that they are going to do a worldwide farewell tour in 2011 and 2012 after which they will retire from touring (they will do special concerts for certain causes) the tour dates are as follows 2011
- London (Wembley two dates)
- Cairo (next to pyramids)
- Sun City, South Africa
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas
- New York
- Washington DC
- New Orleans
- Mexico City
- Buenos Aries