It’s a lovely thing when music and memories coincide. When an artist speaks volumes to you at a time when no one else can. When an album transports you back to a summer gone by, and when a song overwhelms you so entirely that emotion has no choice but to escape your body through joyful tears.

Freddie Mercury is that artist. Lover of life & singer of songs. Gay as a daffodil, in his own words. A champion of the rock era, resting forever with a justified spot on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Today, on his would-have-been 71st birthday, we celebrate the transcendent music he unleashed on the world during his 45 years here. We celebrate his flamboyant stage persona and his dazzling fashion sense. His impressive four-octave vocal range and his ability to charm the pants off any crowd. His peculiar, incomparable songwriting style, which resulted in a medley of soul-satisfying, timeless classics. We celebrate his ever-lasting legacy.

If you’re looking for some serious feels, throw on a live performance of Queen’s Radio GaGa, and witness a euphoric crowd of music aficionados as they are launched into a melodic-rock fuelled trance led by the one & only Freddie Mercury. I dare you not to clap along.

“I always knew I was a star, and now the rest of the world seems to agree with me.” – Freddie Mercury

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