Things You Did Not Know About Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was one of those music stars that could stand on stage, do nothing and still, his audience goes wild. He had already established himself and had a brand to together with his teammates, Queen. Celebrating his birthday which will be on 5th September will ignite another wave of excitement similar to that was witnessed in July when the world celebrated Jessica Simpson’s birthday. An asteroid has even been named after him like a sigh of honoring his exemplary achievements in his career. Other members of his brand feel that without him they wouldn’t have made it in their career.

Hard Working from Young Age

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Singer Freddie Mercury (1946 – 1991) of British rock group Queen, 12th February 1974. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Many musicians wait until after school for them to start writing songs or to begin their career. This was, however not the case with Freddie Mercury but he started practicing music at the age of three. His parents, in an interview, said that Freddie could sing any song and play all tunes on the piano. His passion for music is what drove him to start the group which would establish itself as a brand, Queen. Even in the group, he played a very critical role, and his efforts in the group are what made it what it is today.

Queen Experienced the Midlife Crisis in 1977

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Freddie Mercury at the Queen concert at Wembley stadium during the Magic tour on July 11, 1986, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by FG/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images)

Freddie Mercury is known to many as one of the most famous and most celebrated rock bands in history. People only know about the success part of his career but what many people do not know is that he had a rough start that at one point threatened to his career. After he started writing songs back in 1968, he did not automatically become famous. He and his famous friends John Deacon, Roger Taylor and Brian May experienced the midlife crisis in 1977, and this is the reason they reconvened and started working on their sixth album. These challenges did, however, not stop them from releasing their sixth album which increased their fame.

Relationship Status – It’s complicated

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WEMBLEY ARENA Photo of Queen, Freddie Mercury and Brian May performing on stage (Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)

Fame and love seemed not to be working for Freddie Mercury even after being so successful in his career. Mary Austin was Freddie’s first love to be known to the world, and both showed so much commitment to the relationship for the six years they stayed together. Everything was working well for the two until 1976 when he started seeing a male employee who made Mary end the six-year affair. In 1980, he decided to quit being gay and began a new relationship with Barbara Valentin who was an Australian actress. A year later Mercury chose to date another male friend who was working as a hairdresser. Freddie never had a lasting relationship and never married till his death.

His Ex-Girlfriend Inherited much of his Wealth

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Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin, in London, 31st January 1986. Mary Austin is a long time friend and ex-partner of Freddie Mercury. Picture was taken 31st January 1986. (Photo by Tiny Bennett/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

One of his most celebrated song ‘Love of my life’ was a special dedication to one of his girlfriends, and he seemed to mean it. This song was dedicated to Mary Austin who was the only girl to be in a relationship with him for long. They both dated for six months before he decided to date a guy friend they were working together. Mary was on his side even after the break-up. After he was diagnosed with AIDS, his health started failing, and Mary came to help him in his last days. She acquired much of his wealth including his recording royalties. She later opened to the world that she loved him each day, but she could not stand being married to a gay. Marry Austin is a famous actress and a businesswoman and joins the long list of successful actresses like Jessica Simpson among others.

Freddie Ordered to be buried in an Unknown Location

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Singer Freddie Mercury (1946 – 1991) of Queen performs a duet with Samantha Fox during a party at Kensington Roof Gardens in London, 12th July 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

The world was very proud of Freddie Mercury, and many musicians looked up to him as their role model. He had a successful career, but when he realized that he had AIDS he started looking down at himself, and this affected his self-esteem. He was diagnosed with AIDS in 1987 after his health starting failing. This is what made to order those close to him to bury him an undisclosed location. His funeral was open to the public and was first buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, but later his ashes were relocated by Mary Austin to an unknown location as per his wishes.

He was the Designer of the Queen’s Logo

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Queen in Kyoto, Kyoto, April 22, 1975. (Photo by Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images)

Even before the group released its first album in, Freddie had already designed its logo. This must not have been difficult for him considering that he had graduated from Ealing Art College where he was studying with fellow teammates. In the well-crafted logo, he ensured that all the interest of team members were taken into consideration. The group members’ zodiac signs were all featured in the logo. The two lions in the logo are for Leo; the crab is what makes Brian May a legitimate member of the group while the two ferries which are represented in the Virgo were for Mercury.

Motivated by Everything around Him

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Photo of Queen; Freddie Mercury performing live on stage at Groenoordhallen ,Lieden (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)

His group mates say that Freddie was able to write music from everywhere. He used whatever surrounded him to his advantage and motivated him to write his songs. His assistant was always ready with a paper and a pen whenever needed. There are several songs that he wrote from just a simple conversation with either a friend or a girlfriend. Nothing limited him from writing songs, and according to his team, this is what made him so successful in his career.

The Famous Freddie was an Introvert

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Fighter jets pass the statue of Great Britain’s band Queen’s late singer Freddie Mercury on July 16, 2016 in Montreux, during the 50th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The Montreux Jazz Festival runs from July 1 to July 16 and will be celebrating its 50th edition. (Photo credit FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

This is probably why he made crazy decisions in his life that he came to regret towards the end of his career. One would wonder why the famous musician could not choose whether or not to be gay. His dating history can only be understood well by those who knew him to be an introvert. He was vocal on stage and seemed to talk more than the rest of the team but what people do not know is that he was timid at a personal level. This is what made him be an introvert; he liked to keep his own life to himself as many shy people do. Those who used to see him on stage could not believe that he was the quiet guy those who were close knew him to be.