Today the Google homepage shows an amazing Musik-Video-Doodle. It honors Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist and composer of the british band „Queen“. Freddie Mercury was not his real name. He was born as „Farrokh Bulsara“ on the island Zanzibar near the east-african coast. Since his early days he was called „Freddie“. In 1970, a short time after founding Queen, he geva himself a new surname: Mercury (after the antique god Mercurius).
„At the age of 17, Mercury and his family fled from Zanzibar for safety reasons due to the 1964 Zanzibar Revolution. The family moved into a small house in Feltham, Middlesex, England. Mercury enrolled at Isleworth Polytechnic (now West Thames College) in West London where he studied art. He ultimately earned a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design at Ealing Art College, later using these skills to design the Queen crest. Mercury remained a British citizen for the rest of his life.“ Source Wikipedia.
Of course it is impossible to documentate this doodle as an image, so I capture it as a video:
Song: „Don’t stop me now“ (composed 1978 by him).
In 1970 Freddie Mercury founded together with Brian May und Roger Taylor the band „Queen„. They made very popular songs as „We Are the Champions„, „Bohemian Rhapsody„, „Killer Queen„, „Somebody to Love„, „Don’t Stop Me Now„, „Crazy Little Thing Called Love„.
Mercury was noted for his live performances, which were often delivered to stadium audiences around the world. He displayed a highly theatrical style that often evoked a great deal of participation from the crowd. He has not only an awesome vocal but also an extravagant personal style.
In 1987, Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS.
In November 1991 Freddie Mercury died. In my eyes one of the best vocals ever! Thanks, Google, for this amazing doodle. As an fantasic musician Freddie Mercury will never die.
Here another interpretation of this song: „Don’t stop me now“