Why was Freddie Mercury considered a legend?

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  • 5 months ago
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    Like someone said above, one reason was his vocal range.

    He also was very innovative. He created the rock Opera and Queen was also the first band to release a music video with Bohemian Rhapsody. He also had a large role in popularizing androgeny during that era.

    They had many #1 hits, which is always a #1 (no pun intended) factor in creating a legendary band. Freddie was composing the majority of these hits. There was no Queen without Freddie; so after he died, that's why they could not continue on.

    As someone above also said, they were great live and their Band Aid performance was considered the best live rock band performance ever. In addition to Queen as a band having great showmanship, Freddie in particular would steal every show. He was described in a documentary to have the demeanor/prance of a peacock on stage.

    And finally and least importantly, his death probably had a factor in solidifying his place as a legend. Taken out before he was past his prime.

    Source(s): Mostly a documentary regarding Freddie
  • John
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The man had some legendary pipes, like him, or Queen, or not.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Overarching vocal power which could cut through the instrumentation, very expressive and nuanced vibrato, good falsetto and his dental overbite created a unique acoustic-enhancing ‘resonating chamber’ almost like a mini cathedral vault which gave his voice some nice depth...had a quasi-operatic range as well. If he had gotten his overbite ‘defect’ corrected his sound wouldn’t have been the same...so they say.....(Weird, just saw a fleeting Yahoo advert below this posting about visiting “Montreal’s Gay Village”..? Nice ‘targeted advertising’).

  • 5 months ago

    In rock music yes

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  • 5 months ago

    If not THE best singer in a band, easily one of the top 5 or 10 (depending on whom you ask, of course). His voice was unique, instantly recognizable, and simply amazing!

  • Jen
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    When you hear a song by Queen, you're listening to Freddie Mercury.

    Never heard of them? I beg to differ:

    Bohemian Rhapsody: Google it

    We Will Rock You: stomp stomp clap

    We Are the Champions of the World: played at MANY competitive sports events

    Another One Bites the DustDust- not FM, but still great!

    Crazy Little Thing Called Love - fun song

    You're My Best Friend: feel like your soul mate is also your best friend? Or just think your best friend is the absolute best? Listen to this song, then share it!

  • 5 months ago

    A Legend I never heard of.. Must have been one of those unknown legends..

    • Queen Aly5 months agoReport

      you’re telling me you’ve never heard of the band Queen? or the song Bohemian Rhapsody?

  • Nick
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    His singing ability. His energetic presence onstage. The fact that he composed one of the greatest rock ballads of all time in “Bohemian Rhapsody”. What more do you need?

    • Ralph G5 months agoReport

      What about the songs he did for Highlander? Great stuff.

  • 5 months ago

    Because Queen is one if the greatest bands of all time. Queen was only Queen with Freddie. That’s why

  • 5 months ago

    Because of his vocal range and the best live singer the world had ever known too.

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