Freddie Mercury Day: 65th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Freddie Mercury Day - on what would have been the late Queen singers 65th birthday - has been celebrated with a new Google doodle on the web giants homepage.

Freddie Mercury Day - on what would have been the late 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, The Telegraph reports.

The flamboyant singer is also depicted strutting about with a hoover, a nod to his appearance in the video for Queen hit “I Want To Break Free.”

However, the Doodle’s accompanying video, over 90 seconds long, is set to 1978 Queen hit “Don't Stop Me Now,” reports The Telegraph.

Queen guitarist Brian May, writing on a special Google blog, said: "Freddie would have been 65 this year, and even though physically he is not here, his presence seems more potent than ever.”

“Freddie made the last person at the back of the furthest stand in a stadium feel that he was connected. He gave people proof that a man could achieve his dreams,” May wrote, The Telegraph reports.

Doodle designer Ryan Germick added: "The video has a lot of fun, goofy stuff to celebrate what an incredible song writer, fashion icon, and musical innovator he was."

Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara on the small island of Zanzibar, endured a lengthy battle with HIV before his death in 1991 at the age of 45. In another celebration, London's Dominion Theatre is hosting a West End Summer Tea Party For Freddie For A Day with a rare chance to view Mercury's personal stamp collection. Proceeds will go to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the HIV AIDS charity founded by May, Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach after Mercury's death, The Telegraph reports. The Dominion, home of the hit musical musical “We Will Rock You” based on Mercury and Queen songs, is recreating Mercury’s lavish 40th birthday in 1986. For his 40th bash, Mercury threw a Summer Garden Party and welcomed close friends to the lawns of his Kensington lodge house, who had previously been instructed to "wear a hat.” There will be special footage of Mercury on a specially installed video wall and a stamp collection courtesy of The British Postal Museum & Archive, The Telegraph reports.
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