Google celebrates what would have been Queen singer Freddie Mercury?s 65th birthday with a animated doodle on it’s homepage.
The Telegraph UK reports:
Freddie Mercury Day – on what would have been the Queen singer’s 65th birthday – has been celebrated with a new Google doodle on the web giant’s homepage.
In the animated Google Doodle, Mercury is shown singing on stage in front of screaming fans, sat on a throne wearing a crown and dressed as a woman, and strutting about with a hoover.
The accompanying video, over 90 seconds long, is set to 1978 Queen hit Don’t Stop Me Now.
Google Blogs has publish an statement by Queen guitarist Brian May,on Freddy Mercury’s birthday.
From time to time we invite guests to post about items of interest and are thrilled to have Brian May join us to talk about friend and bandmate Freddie Mercury. Our doodle celebrating Freddie’s birthday can be seen around the world on September 5 and, out of respect for Labor Day, in the U.S. on September 6. A guitarist and songwriter, Brian May is a founding member of Queen and wrote many of the band?s hits, including ?We Will Rock You,? ?The Show Must Go On? and ?I Want It All.? Brian is also a respected solo artist and one of the founders of Freddie for a Day (www.freddieforaday.com), an organization helping to fight HIV/AIDS globally. – Ed.
I was first introduced to Freddie Mercury?a paradoxically shy yet flamboyant young man?at the side of the stage at one of our early gigs as the group ?SMILE.? He told me he was excited by how we played, he had some ideas?and he could sing! I’m not sure we took him very seriously, but he did have the air of someone who knew he was right. He was a frail but energised dandy, with seemingly impossible dreams and a wicked twinkle in his eye. A while later we had the opportunity to actually see him sing … and it was scary! He was wild and untutored, but massively charismatic. Soon, he began his evolution into a world-class vocal talent, right in front of our eyes.
Freddie was fully focused, never allowing anything or anyone to get in the way of his vision for the future. He was truly a free spirit. There are not many of these in the world. To achieve this, you have to be, like Freddie, fearless?unafraid of upsetting anyone’s apple cart.
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Watch the Google doodle tribute to artist, performer, and pioneer Freddie Mercury for his 65th birthday in celebration of Freddie for a Day.