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Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946, was the British lead singer of the very successful rock band Queen. He was known for his confidence, charisma, flamboyancy, and voice, which had a range of almost four octaves. Mercury was the main songwriter of the group, composing hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Somebody to Love", "Killer Queen", "We Are the Champions", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and "Love of my Life", among others. He died of AIDS on November 24, 1991.
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Something about Freddie Mercury's name: many Queen fans think he changed his last name to Mercury because of his song "My Fairy King", which contains the lyrics "Oh mother Mercury, look what they've done to me!" He was asked about that line once, and he said he was talking about his own mother.
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