FREDDIE MERCURY d1991. British musician best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. As a songwriter, Mercury composed many of the groups hits including ; Bohemian Rhapsody / Killer Queen / Somebody To Love / Don't Stop Me Now / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / We are The Champions and Barcelona. In addition to his work with Queen, he also led a solo career and was occasionally a producer & guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. He died of Aids on 24th November 1991, just one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. He continues to be voted one of the Greatest Singers in the history of popular music. In 2005, a poll by MTV voted him the greatest male singer of all time. In 2009, a Classic Rock poll saw him voted the greatest rock singer of all-time. In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him No18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. Allmusic has characterised Mercury as "one of the most dynamic and charismatic frontmen in rock history ...."
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