Anniversary Spotlight - Freddie Mercury & Queen, Rock Icon Collectors Edition, Bohemian Rapsody, Photos, Facts & Great Stories.
Why do we love Freddie Mercury? There are many reasons. For starters, he was a brilliant performer, an exceptional singer and one of the great songwriters of the 20th century. But what really made him a rock ’n’ roll treasure was the delight and humor that he brought to his art. From the moment Queen’s self-titled debut album was released on July 13, 1973, fans have been uplifted by the timeless music crafted by Freddie and his bandmates. Consider the following songs and try not to smile: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Don’t Stop Me Now.” It’s impossible. Onstage he was outrageous and hilarious. Who else in music history had the sheer audacity and talent to exhort thousands of ecstatic fans to sing “We Are the Champions” while dressed in fire- engine-red short-shorts or in an absurdly over-the- top royal crown and velvet cape? And only Freddie could rock silver spandex or a sunflower yellow jumpsuit with such brilliant aplomb. This publication is the perfect collection of Freddie photos, facts and great stories!