Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) Born September 5, 1946 – Died November 24, 1991 British musician, singer, songwriter, lead vocalist and lyricist of Queen.
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Freddie Mercury – Legacy
As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range.
As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “Somebody to Love”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Are the Champions”.
One of the greatest rock performances in history – it’s considered maybe the greatest – for some reasons our producers [Brian May and Roger Taylor] thought it would be a good idea to start with that [the performance of Freddie Mercury and Queen at Live Aid] on day one.
They must have a reason for doing this because if halfway through this and we suck, they’ll just pull the plug on the whole productions, pack it up, and go home.
Save 60 million dollars.
When I got the call sheet for day two, it was like winning an Oscar.
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara Born September 5, 1946 – Died November 24, 1991) British singer-songwriter, record producer and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen
Although he cultivated a flamboyant stage personality, Mercury was shy and retiring when not performing, particularly around people he did not know well, and granted very few interviews.
Mercury once said of himself: “When I’m performing I’m an extrovert, yet inside I’m a completely different man.” While on stage, Mercury basked in the love from his audience; Kurt Cobain’s suicide note mentions how he admired and envied the way Mercury “seemed to love, relish in the love and adoration from the crowd”.
Rami Said Malek Born May 12, 1981 In 2018, he portrayed Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, for which he won several awards, including the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
“Fearless Lives Forever” – Brian and Roger
Bohemian Rhapsody soars on the strength of a performance by Rami Malek, who got under the skin of iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a way that has made him the prohibitive favorite in the Oscar Best Actor race.
The film has surprisingly soared like no rock biopic before it, on the strength of the performances and a rocking soundtrack featuring Queen’s signature tunes.
“Fearless Lives Forever” – Rami
Bohemian Rhapsody grossed $845 million worldwide, and landed five Oscar nominations including Best Picture (Graham King and Jim Beach produced it) and the Best Actor nod for Malek.
The picture has been a passion project for guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who were the creative consultants on the film and who rose to fame with the late Mercury and bass player John Deacon.
The film chronicles the formation, rise, and adversity weathered by the band before its titanic 1985 Live Aid turn that is still considered one of the greatest concert performances ever turned in by a super group.
Effortlessly charming and self deprecating, he is irresistible as he talks about morphing into a rock god. What was it like for May and Taylor to see him become their friend and bandmate?
When we look back on actors handling the perilous platform of awards campaigning, Malek’s playbook will be one to follow.