Freddie Mercury: “I love the fact that I can make people happy”

Freddie Mercury

“I love the fact that I can make people happy, in any form. Even if it’s just an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile.”

– Freddie Mercury, former lead singer of the band Queen.


  1. Photo is of Freddie performing in New Haven, Connecticut in 1977.
  2. Freddie was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, in a part which is now Tanzania. His parents were Indian, and Freddie spent most of his childhood in India, where one of his earliest musical influences was Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar.