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The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury

Today would have been Freddie Mercury‘s 66th birthday. We lost him in 1992, the same year Wayne’s World brought his opus “Bohemian Rhapsody” to a new generation. Mercury had a stunning voice, spanning four octaves, and his stage presence was sized to match. To blow your mind, check out this vocals-only track [...]

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Was 20 Years Ago Today

On April 20, 1992, a veritable “Who’s Who” (and, in a few cases, “Who’s That?”) played before 72,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium to celebrate the life of Freddie Mercury and to raise funds for The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organization that is still active today. Tickets sold out three hours after they [...]

Freddie Mercury in LEGO

It’s hard to believe, but tomorrow will mark twenty years since Freddie Mercury died. Ochre Jelly pays tribute to the Queen singer with a likeness in LEGO, plus a post about Mercury’s life and accomplishments. Warning: autoplay music video. Link

Illustrated Newspaper Headlines

So maybe “mercury in the Arctic” doesn’t make you think of the ghost of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury hovering around an igloo. But someone over at F*ck Yeah Headlines has a weird sense of humor, and turns normal-seeming article titles into these silly cartoons. There are lots more (this is my favorite) over on Tumbler. [...]

Today Would Have Been Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday

Farrokh Bulsara was born on this date in 1946. In honor of the Queen frontman, here’s a list of 10 things you might not know about him that Stacy originally wrote in 2008. 1. He designed the Queen emblem (AKA the Queen Crest) himself, thanks to a degree in art and graphic design from Ealing Art [...]

Google Doodle’s Freddie Mercury Tribute

(YouTube link) This is a Google Doodle tribute to Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) for what would have been his 65th birthday on Monday. If the doodle isn’t showing up on the Google search page in your region yet, you can see it here. Clicking on the doodle will bring up this video. -via reddit

The Quick 10: Songs That Sound Like They’re About Women (but aren’t)

I almost hate to share some of these – it’s always a bit strange (and sometimes disappointing) when you have a scenario in your head for what a song is about, then find out that you were completely off base. In a couple of these cases, though, I think knowing the song isn’t actually about [...]

I (Want to) Know What You Did This Summer

I didn’t take any fancy or enlightening vacations this summer. My wife and I had four weddings to attend in a five-week stretch, plus our daughter’s first birthday extravaganza. That was enough fanfare for one season. So let me live vicariously through you guys. Where did you jet off to this summer? Do you recommend it? [...]