Today, September 5, 2011, would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday. The late frontman of band Queen and beloved English rock star is being remembered by countless celebrities for his creativity and originality in his music.
Born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar in 1946, Mercury went on to become one of the world's most recognized rock legends to ever grace the stage. His premature death of AIDS in 1991 was mourned by all whom his music touched.
His career as the lead singer of Queen as well as his years as a solo artist continues to influence people today. Mercury's unmistakable voice is considered one of the best since the birth of music, landing the number 18 spot on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Even pop princess Katy Perry cites Mercury's vocals in Queen's song "Killer Queen" as the beginning of her fascination in pursuing music.
From his stage persona to his controversial sexual preferences, Freddie Mercury pushed the envelope musically and changed the world in general. He combined flashy vocals with larger-than-life performances that revolutionized the music industry. He will forever be missed, forever known as a rock icon, forever the true definition of a legend.