Farrokh Bulsara (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991), known professionally as Freddie Mercury, was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. He was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and "We Are the Champions". He led a solo career while performing with Queen, and occasionally served as a producer and guest musician for other artists.
Mercury was born of Parsi descent on Zanzibar, and grew up there and in India before moving with his family to Middlesex, England, in his late teens. He formed Queen in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS, having confirmed the day before his death that he had contracted the disease.
In 1992, Mercury was posthumously awarded the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, and a tribute concert was held at Wembley Stadium, London. As a member of Queen, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2002, he was placed number 58 in the BBC's 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. He is consistently voted one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music.
These incredibly high quality Giclee prints measure 40cm wide by 50cm tall, and are printed by Whitewall Photography Labs in Germany on specialist Ilford Black and White Paper. Each print comes with an 8cm white border and a certificate of authentication signed by David J Hogan.
We offer a bespoke framing service to complete and complement the image - you can choose from more than 4500 mouldings - enough options to suit any style and budget. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
The Ilford B/W paper was designed for the combination of modern laser exposure and traditional silver halide development. We use the renowned LightJet exposure system by Océ, which brings out the finest details with clarity. During the subsequent development in our WhiteWall photo lab, the polyethylene image base is rinsed for an extra long time to make it more durable. The silver in the material prevents the image from fading even after it is displayed for a long time. WhiteWall meets the highest standards in quality so that you can enjoy your gallery-grade work for years to come.