Revealing hidden facets of his live and work, these surprising Freddie Mercury facts are laid bare in the singer’s own inimitable style.
So, everybody knows that Freddie Mercury was a gifted songwriter, a breathtakingly original performer and frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time, Queen. But there are many lesser-known Freddie Mercury facts that reveal hidden depths to the life and work of the man born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, on 5 September 1946. Here are 15 surprising things you never knew about Freddie Mercury, as told in the singer’s own inimitable style.
Freddie Mercury Facts: 15 Things You Never Knew About The Queen Frontman
1: Freddie Mercury was a brilliant boxer At school in India, the young Freddie Mercury was a good table tennis player. He used to play tennis sometimes, especially when he was on holiday, and enjoyed watching Wimbledon. He also liked watching rugby, but football and cricket did nothing for him. “I loathed cricket and long-distance running; I was completely useless at both. But I could sprint, I was good at hockey, and I was just brilliant in the boxing ring,” he revealed.
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