Freddie Mercury is so dominant and prevalent that it’s impossible to ignore his contribution to the moustache game. However, secondary to being a poster boy for upper lip decorations, he was also a singer from time-to-time.
Sadly, today marks 27 years since the ‘Under Pressure’ singer died. But that should mean it is a time to celebrate his talent.
Along with the rest of the members of Queen, Freddie stormed the world with songs that not only fit perfectly in a middle-aged man’s Vauxhall Insignia, but also at the end of a club night when everyone is pissed enough to scream the words to ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.
The perfect ode to Freddie is that he has been deemed by science to be the greatest singer of all time.
A team of Austrian, Czech, and Swedish researchers found that the average vibrato varies from 5.4 Hz to 6.9 Hz; Mercury’s was 7.04 Hz. Who are we to argue with science? Fred is the best.
The proper logistics behind the science can be found in Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology but you and I both know you’re now thinking about finding a bar that plays ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in its entirety at 3am.
September 5 marked what would have been the legendary singer’s 72nd birthday and staff from Heathrow airport’s baggage handling department re-enacted some classic Mercury moves to the song ‘I Want To Break Free’.
Freddie – who was born Farrokh Bulsara – used to work as a British Airways baggage handler at Heathrow Airport whilst he was a young man living in Feltham.
One of the stars of the tribute video, Baggage Manager Adam Dewey, spoke before the video was filmed, and said: “Freddie Mercury is an undisputed rock legend and it has been an absolute blast planning his birthday celebrations at Heathrow Airport, where he once worked.
“Myself and the other baggage handlers taking part have put everything into these dance routines and we can’t wait to see the faces on holidaymakers when they strut their stuff in the arrivals hall.”
If the performance wasn’t enough, Heathrow was also giving free lounge passes away to passengers called Freddie, Fred, Frederick, or Farrokh. Along with their travelling companions, they were granted access into British Airway’s posh lounges.
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