Don’t cease me now — particularly driving down this Queen roadway!
On Monday, a ceremony was held in Feltham, West London, to unveil road signage for the newly renamed Freddie Mercury Shut, in accordance with Reuters. Previously known as Hanworth Street, the road is situated within the suburb by which the enduring singer lived for a few of his teen years, although he grew up on a distinct close by avenue.
Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, moved to Feltham together with his household in 1964 as they fled a revolution in Zanzibar, in accordance with English Heritage, which commemorates his childhood dwelling with the U.Okay.’s Blue Plaque. He lived in the neighborhood till 1970.
Based on CNN, the singer’s youthful sister, Kashmira Cooke, attended the ceremony to honor her late brother, who died at age 45 in 1991.
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In April, Queen member Roger Taylor recalled Mercury’s dying, remembering that he and fellow bandmate Brian Might thought the rock band’s tenure was completed.
“We thought it was throughout,” the drummer, 70, advised Good Morning America on the time. “I believe Brian and I believed that was the top of that chapter.”
Queen has truly seen a little bit of a resurgence lately. Not solely did the 2018 movie Bohemian Rhapsody chronicle the frontman’s storied life to field workplace success — and Oscar gold for star Rami Malek — their unique music has reached new milestones.
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Greater than 40 years after its launch, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” music video surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube in July 2019. The enduring video — which was first launched in 1975 — turned the primary pre-’90s music video to hit the mark, incomes Queen a spot within the streaming platform’s historical past books.
“We’re honored that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has simply hit 1 billion views on YouTube,” bandmates Might, 72, and Taylor mentioned in a press release on the time.
Might and Taylor at present tour with Adam Lambert, maintaining Queen’s repertoire alive. Previous to becoming a member of the band as lead singer, Lambert, 38, mentioned he had some “issues” about filling such well-known sneakers.
“Not solely did I’ve to verify my voice held up and I do know all of the phrases … but it surely was additionally the notion of the followers; I undoubtedly had some issues,” he advised PEOPLE in 2018. “This isn’t my music that I wrote: That is me, as a visitor, with one of many best rock bands of all time, singing the songs that one of many best rock singers of all time delivered to life.”