28 years ago, on November 24, 1991, the legendary singer and musician, soloist of the Queen band Freddie Mercury passed away. At that time he was only 45 years old. With his departure, an entire era of rock music of the twentieth century ended. These are well-known facts. But there were moments in his biography that he himself preferred not to talk about …
The fact that Freddie Mercury is a pseudonym is known to all fans of the musician. He himself did not hide this, although he lost his temper when he was called by his real name – Farrukh Bulsara. The singer rarely spoke about his homeland and childhood – he was not ashamed of his past, but preferred to live in the present and not to remember what was once.
He was born on September 5, 1946 on the island of Zanzibar. His parents were Parsi by nationality – this is a nation of Iranian descent, whose representatives profess Zoroastrianism. Their name Farrukh was then very common, in translation from Farsi it meant “happy”, “lucky”, “beautiful”. He won his first victory at the age of 1 year, when his photo won the title “Photo of the Year” at a local competition. And when Farrukh became a world star, he liked to repeat: “With the exception of my protruding teeth, I am perfection itself!” Continue reading