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Freddie Mercury

Data di nascita: 5. Settembre 1946
Data di morte: 24. Novembre 1991

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Freddie Mercury, nome d'arte di Farrokh Bulsara , è stato un cantautore, musicista e compositore britannico.

Nato a Zanzibar con ascendenze parsi e indiane, Freddie Mercury fu fondatore nel 1970 dei Queen, gruppo rock britannico di cui fece parte fino alla morte. È ricordato per il talento vocale e la sua esuberante personalità sul palco. Per i Queen fu autore di brani di successo quali Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Don't Stop Me Now, It's a Hard Life, Killer Queen, Love of My Life, Play the Game, Somebody to Love e We Are the Champions. Oltre all'attività con i Queen, negli anni ottanta intraprese la carriera solista con la pubblicazione di due album, Mr. Bad Guy e Barcelona , quest'ultimo frutto della collaborazione con la cantante soprano spagnola Montserrat Caballé, il cui singolo omonimo divenne l'inno ufficiale dei Giochi della XXV Olimpiade svoltisi a Barcellona.

Ammalatosi di AIDS, sviluppò a causa di ciò una grave broncopolmonite che lo portò alla morte, sopravvenuta il giorno seguente alla pubblica dichiarazione del suo grave stato di salute. In suo onore, il 20 aprile 1992 fu organizzato il Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, al quale parteciparono molti artisti musicali internazionali; i proventi dell'evento furono utilizzati per fondare The Mercury Phoenix Trust, organizzazione impegnata nella lotta all'HIV, il virus alla base della sindrome da immunodeficienza acquisita. Mercury è considerato uno dei più grandi e influenti artisti nella storia del rock: nel 2008 la rivista statunitense Rolling Stone lo classificò 18º nella classifica dei migliori cento cantanti di tutti i tempi, mentre l'anno successivo Classic Rock lo classificò al primo posto tra le voci rock.

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„I'm possessed by love — but isn't everybody?“

—  Freddie Mercury
Context: I'm possessed by love — but isn't everybody? Most of my songs are love ballads and things to do with sadness and torture and pain. In terms of love, you're not in control and I hate that feeling. I seem to write a lot of sad songs because I'm a very tragic person. But there's always an element of humour at the end. As quoted in "I am the Champion" by Nick Ferrari in The Sun (19 July 1985) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_07-19-1985_-_The_Sun.

„Listen, if you guys wanna move around a bit and shake your asses, it's okay. It's okay by us. You can take all your clothes off if you like, too. It doesn't matter... Fuck off! [laughs]“

—  Freddie Mercury
During a concert in Montreal, Canada, (24 or 25 November 1981), first released as videotape We Will Rock You (1984) http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/Videos/wewillrock.htm, and later on DVD as Queen Rock Montreal (2007).

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„I hate pockets in trousers … By the way, I do not wear a hose. My hose is my own. No coke bottle, nothing stuffed down there.“

—  Freddie Mercury
As quoted in NME (2 November 1974) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_11-02-1974_-_NME.

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„Liza, in terms of sheer talent, just oozes with it.“

—  Freddie Mercury
Context: Liza, in terms of sheer talent, just oozes with it. She has sheer energy and stamina, which she gets across the stage, and the way she delivers herself to the public is a good influence. There is a lot to learn from her As quoted in "Queen's Freddie Mercury Shopping For An Image In London" by Scott Cohen in Circus Magazine (April 1975).

„I like people to go away from a Queen show feeling fully entertained, having had a good time.“

—  Freddie Mercury
Context: I like people to go away from a Queen show feeling fully entertained, having had a good time. I think Queen songs are pure escapism, like going to see a good film - after that, they can go away and say that was great, and go back to their problems. I don't want to change the world with our music. There are no hidden messages in our songs, except for some of Brian's. "The Man Who Would Be Queen" in Melody Maker (2 May 1981).

„Jimi Hendrix is very important. He's my idol.“

—  Freddie Mercury
Context: Jimi Hendrix is very important. He's my idol. He sort of epitomizes, from his presentation on stage, the whole works of a rock star. There's no way you can compare him. You either have the magic or you don't. There's no way you can work up to it. There's nobody who can take his place. As quoted in "Queen's Freddie Mercury Shopping For An Image In London" by Scott Cohen in Circus Magazine (April 1975) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_04-XX-1975_-_Circus_Magazine.

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„We believe in each other, that's enough for me.“

—  Freddie Mercury
Context: All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary, but it's simply impossible. The only friend I've got is Mary and I don't want anybody else. To me, she was my common-law wife. To me, it was a marriage. We believe in each other, that's enough for me. On Mary Austin, a long time companion, and the inheritor of most of his estate, as quoted in "For A Song : The Mercury that's rising in rock is Freddie the satiny seductor of Queen" by Fred Hauptfuhrer, in People magazine (5 December 1977) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Group_-_12-05-1977_-_People

„Our love affair ended in tears but a deep bond grew out of it, and that's something nobody can take away from us. It's unreachable“

—  Freddie Mercury
Context: Our love affair ended in tears but a deep bond grew out of it, and that's something nobody can take away from us. It's unreachable … All my lovers ask me why they can't replace her, but it's simply impossible. I don't feel jealous of her lovers because. of course, she has a life to lead, and so do I. Basically, I try to make sure she's happy with whoever she's with and she tries to do the same for me. We look after each other and that's a wonderful form of love. I might have all the problems in the world, but I have Mary and that gets me through. On his relationship with Mary Austin, as quoted in "Rock On Freddie" (1985).

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