Freddie Mercury
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"Freddie Mercury" was a British singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen (band)/Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. As a songwriter, he composed many hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen," "Somebody to Love (Queen song)/Somebody to Love," "Don't Stop Me Now," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and "We Are the Champions." In addition to his work with Queen, he led a solo career, and also occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease.

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People are always asking me what my lyrics mean. Well I say what any decent poet would say if you dared ask him to analyse his work: if you see it, darling, then it's there.

I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.

The reason we're successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!

Who wants to live forever?

Talent will out, my dears.

What will I be doing in twenty years' time? I'll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?

Rod Stewart, Eiton John and I were going to form a band called Hair, Nose and Teeth after the three of us. But it hasn't happened because none of us can agree on the order of the words!

Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?