Sunday, September 5, 2010

Freddie Mercury's Birthday

Today would have been Freddie Mercury's 64th Birthday.

Happy Birthday Freddie!

Check out his absolutely astonishing song Barcelona (off the album of the same name). In 1987, Freddie collaborated with opera singer Montserrat Caballe to produce an album of opera music. Here they are performing the song live.

The album Barcelona is unlike any Queen or solo project released by anyone in the band. Typically when ranking the band's solo work, Barcelona is held out in a category entirely by itself. It really is an amazing album.

The song was relatively successful in Spain and was used as the theme to the 1992 Summer Olympics one year after Freddie Mercury's death.

This Friday I'll feature a Queen Song of the Week written by Freddie and click here to see me dressed as Freddie for the Mercury Phoenix Trust's event: Freddie for a Day.

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