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Remembering Freddie, 20 years on

Gone but not forgotten – 20 years after his death, Freddie Mercury remains a legend.

TWENTY YEARS AGO today, the music world became a little smaller with the death of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and legendary performer, Mercury – born Farrokh Bulsara – remains one of the world’s best loved musicians to this day.

And it seems he never doubted that he was destined for great things, commenting once: “I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.”

He passed away of an Aids-related illness in 1991. To celebrate his life, we’ve put together some tunes for your listening pleasure. (There are, of course, too many excellent Queen songs to choose from – so here are just few…)

Don’t Stop Me Now – written by Mercury and recorded in 1978, it remains one of the band’s most popular songs.

Video uploaded by queenofficial via YouTube

FLASH! If you can resist singing along with this… well, we just can’t help you. Sorry.

Video uploaded by queenofficial via YouTube

Killer Queen apparently inspired Katy Perry to be a singer, but please don’t let that put you off it…

Video uploaded by QueenVEVO via YouTube

I Want to Break Free… bright lights, domestic bliss and the lads in drag – what more could you ask for?

Video uploaded by QueenVEVO via YouTube

Recorded in 1991, These Are the Days of Our Lives was Freddie’s last video.

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