I was also commissioned in 2021 to create Freddie Mercury, the highly theatrical front man of Queen. And, I have to say he was great fun to create. I decided to pay tribute to him from his famous Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985, which most consider to be his greatest performance.
Mercury was born September 5, 1946, and his four-octave vocal range was amazing. His noteworthy hits include “Killer Queen,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Somebody to Love,” “We are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “Crazy Little thing Called Love.”
As a member of Queen, Mercury was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 a much deserved honor. In 2018, the movie Bohemian Rhapsody brought attention again to Freddie’s musical career.