Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury!

Freddie Mercury would have celebrated his 65th birthday today. Music artists posted memories and birthday wishes to the late singer on YouTube.

"(Queen's) probably the most influential band to My Chemical Romance," Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance said. "Freddie Mercury (is) probably the most important front man to me growing up as a little boy."

"Happy Birthday, Freddie. The world is your voice and we can only hope to achieve half of what you achieved--all of us artists--because you really were an inspiration," said Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins.

Katy Perry even sang an off-key version of "Happy Birthday" to Mercury. Oh well, I guess she tried.

Mercury died in 1991 from AIDS. Who knows what the music industry would be like now if he was still alive?

Check out The Mercury Phoenix Trust to donate in the fight against AIDS. 


  1. "Oh well, I guess she tried." LOL. Couldn't they have gotten some meaningful people to record something for youtube? Does Katy Perry even know who Freddie Mercury is?

  2. Sad he died, but music would be no different if he had lived. It was killed by iTunes years ago. There is no place for real rock bands, concept albums or original thought. We get our music one song at a time. Rock is least to the masses...and WE killed it.