Today would have marked the 69th Birthday of Farrokh Bulsara – better know to the world as Freddie Mercury. To many, including myself, Freddie was not only a mind blowing musician, singer, and songwriter; but the greatest live showman to ever grace the stage – it’s really hard to imagine him knocking on the door of 70 year old.

Today I shall be dusting off my Queen albums, live DVD’s, cranking up the Thirty Something and marvelling in the majesty of Mercury.

Here’s my favourite Mercury moment, 25 minutes that is now known to have saved the band from self destruction – the performance of day (from either side of the Atlantic). Fortunately, living here in England, I have enjoyed watching bands in the old and new Wembley Stadium so I can only imagine what it must have been like to be there and been one of the 72,000 people who was in the palm of Freddie’s hand… actually, no I can’t.

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