When talking about the legendary “Queen”, what more can be said: practically everything is known as they are still on the wave of the popularity gaining success and money from the albums being released.
Everybody knows that Freddie Mercury comes from Zanzibar, but how did it influence his life, art and career? Have you ever thought about the meanings of the signs on the costumes as well as other detail to make his look unique and extremely original?
The addiction to music was seen from the early age as the boy played guitar and piano. In his teens the family immigrated to England, where Freddie studied art craft at the Ealing Art College.
What can be mentioned about his name Freddie Mercury?
First of all, that it is his stage name he took soon after entered the band. The official, family or passport name was Farokh Bulsara. But even in child age, long before the arrival in UK he fancied the name Freddie, even the family members called him that way, and the surname began being used already on stage.
Freddie Mercury lived just 45 years, being active in music industry for more than 20. Throughout the career this great man created and recorded 18 studio albums; in general the band has nearly 200 million records to be sold around the globe.
Being bright and fascinating, he captured the eye from the first seconds – what remained constant till the end of any concert. Finally, till the end of the life…
Here are the most impressive or even amazing appearances of Freddie Mercury.
Let us begin from the year 1977, when young and handsome Freddie Mercury went on the stage in New Heaven, Connecticut to present the songs, which were soon gathered in albums “News of the World”. He wore white trousers and black leather jacket, that was very stylish. The hairstyle was trendy with a bit massive long hair down till shoulders.
What does the white color mean?
According to the Zoroastrianism he was very close to, it means truth, purity and wisdom. The roots, which formed the basis not only for the costumes, but also for the whole life come from Indian philosophy and Persian symbols, which were also included soon.
The next time he appeared in totally white costume was on the concert in Brussels in 1982. It was all about the white trousers, white top, white belt and even white bracelet on the right hand.
It was the beginning of his career, the way up on the steps to success, so with that color Freddie wanted to emphasize he is completely honest with the public.
Another event, which occurred the same year was about the album called “Hot Space” to be released.
The songs were also presented to public on the concert at Forest National, Brussels that exact year. The “Queen” leader wore tight white trousers with black strips, white top, red bracelet to match the look perfectly and trainers from “Adidas”, which made him be more stylish.
The bright look was presented by a famous singer on the concert in London in 1984. He was extremely influential with the energy to fill everything around with cool and crazy emotions.
What it was – tight white top with red ornaments, a bracelet with the same design and tight red trousers with black ornament in it. Black matched the parts of the costume perfectly as it seemed to give some kind of emphasis on the color and general atmosphere.
In 1986 a concert in Wembley, London did take place. The new songs, which were soon after included to the album “A Kind of Magic” were introduced.
The singer had yellow coat and white trousers with yellow and red stripes on. The hairstyle was just short with no special attractive things.
The yellow color, as for the Zoroastrianism, means sun and its energy. So far, wearing the yellow jacket, he captured the energy to be as much emotional as possible. The other variations for energy are orange and red colors.
Except for the sun symbol, red also hold the meaning of warriors for people, who have this color in clothes.
The blue color is the color of sky. It means also something connected with air and freedom. Already reaching the peak of the career, Freddie sang with Montserrat Caballe in 1987.
It was dark blue suit, accompanied by a white shirt and the elegant stylish dark bow-tie.
Having some kilos to put on, the singer looked more mature on such big stage, performing together with a music diva.
The event occurred in Barselona, Spain. The concert was held by the live orchestra.
The band members in one of the interviews to the press told Freddie Mercury was “good and demanding”. With his appearance in the group the things went up and the fame began to grow rapidly due to his fresh and creative ideas.
However, the singer personally didn’t consider himself to be a very professional guitarist, calling himself just in general – musician. The best thing people adored him because is the voice, deep and essential, which made the heart of dozens people on concert to beat faster.
So, to conclude, it may be said Freddie Mercury or Farokh Bulsara, was similar to the star, which was sparkling bright and shiny, but ended up pretty much quickly… What is left for us – just remember, hold in heart and soul the songs he did write and the energy he inspired fans with.