Freddie Mercury Rocks On (VIDEO)

As Queen fans celebrate what would have been Freddie Mercury’s birthday today, we take a look at the genius behind his legendary hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Freddie Mercury, the late fearless frontman of the rock band Queen, was born today in 1946. While he’s remembered as a larger-than-life rock star, offstage he was a shy musician driven to take his music to new heights as he did in his epic 1975 ballad “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 

His idea to fuse rock ‘n’ roll and opera was considered crazy at the time, but it didn’t stop him from composing a mini symphony that changed music history and made him a superstar.