Freddie Mercury & his fight against AIDS / with Influences on the American Gay and Lesbian sub-culture

In memory of Freddie Mercury September 5, 1946 –November 24, 1991

I won’t be a rockstar. .


• he died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24 November 1991. only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease.Basic info • Born as Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar in 5th of September 1946 • lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. .

Mercury was able to remain a British citizen for the remainder of his life. which is in East Africa.• Although he was born in the British protectorate of Zanzibar. . Freddie's House before he moved to England.

Montserrat Caballé . He showed true talent to millions and obtained the reviews of thousands of people. “The difference between Freddie and almost all the other rock stars was that he was selling the voice“ .Career Freddie’s career influenced a large amount of people.

Songs that Freddie Wrote Bohemian Rhapsody Seven Seas of Rhye Killer Queen Somebody to Love Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy We Are the Champions Bicycle Race Don't Stop Me Now Crazy Little Thing Called Love Play the Game .

Freddie took it further than the rest… he took it over the edge. I always admired a man who wears tights. And of course. the audience of 72.000 people sang and swayed in unison voted by a group of music executives as the greatest live performance in the history of rock music. .” In 1985. during a show. Bowie said “of all the more theatrical rock performers.Performances David Bowie preformed with Freddie recording the song “Under Pressure”.

. Mercury has performed an estimated 700 concerts all over the world during his career.Mercury has performed an estimated 700 concerts all over the world during his career.

It is interesting to know that during 1981–1983. Freddie recorded several tracks with Michael Jackson. Both were only demo songs. "Victory" "There Must Be More to Life Than This" .


• By mid-1980’s. • In the early 1980’s.Relationships • Freddie had a long-term relationship with Mary Austin in the early 1970’s. he had an affair with a male American record executive who worked for Elektra Records. • By the mid-1970’s. again he became involved with a male hairdresser named Jim Hutton. an Austrian actress. he became involved with Barbra Valentin. .

” . she was my common-law wife. To me.Relationships • Freddie said “All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary. but it's simply impossible. To me. The only friend I've got is Mary and I don't want anybody else. it was a marriage.


Freddie wanted to keep things in his life private.AIDS Jim Hutton. Freddie denied the claims about him having AIDS. At first. for fear of how the public might view him. was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1987. . This image. claimed to show how “sick” Freddie was. yet the media forced him to announce his story.

the remaining members of Queen founded The Mercury Phoenix Trust • The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was founded to celebrate the life and legacy of Freddie and raise money for AIDS research . but the awareness of AIDS could have helped him fight against the disease sooner. • He was the first major rock star to die from AIDS.Freddie hid the status of his HIV for several years. • In April 1992.


Elton John. David Bowie and Annie featuring an array of stars including Liza Minnelli. Guns N' dM&feature=relmfu .AIDS • A memorial concert for Mercury took place at London's Wembley Stadium on May 20 1992. George Michael. • http://www.

I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. Please understand this policy will continue. . the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me. my doctors. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. However.AIDS Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks.

• Elton John and David Bowie were also there. and a small group of friends were among the few people there. . • The remaining members of Queen were there. Freddie died that evening at the age of 45. • Only family.Only 24 hours had passed since issuing the statement. • Mercury's funeral was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest.

• —Freddie Mercury . It's a theatrical event.Conclusion • A concert is not a live rendition of our album.

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