Freddie Mercury was born on September 5, 1946. Since the former lead singer of Queen (my favorite band) remains my favorite singer of all time, this 'Today's Tune' will be dedicated to him.
Sadly, Freddie passed away with AIDS on November 24, 1991. If he were still alive, he would've turned 65 today, and that's being celebrated all around the world in a big way.
The last five studio albums from the Queen catalouge are being reissued on CD today. Also, 'Queen Live At Wembley Stadium 25th Anniversary Edition', which now includes both the July 11th and July 12th concerts from 1986, will be released today in a standard 2 disc DVD set and also a deluxe 2 disc DVD with 2 disc CD set. Queen and Freddie Mercury fans can visit the official Queen YouTube Channel for specialy streamed music and tribute videos until Wednesday, September 7th. There's even a Freddie Mercury Google Doodle video to view when you go to use the internet search engine (tomorrow in US).
"A Kind Of Magic", the title track from the best album ever recorded, and "Heaven For Everyone" are the double feature tracks for this special day. Both were written by Queen drummer, Roger Taylor.
Queen - "A Kind Of Magic" (1986)
Queen - "A Kind Of Magic" Live (July 1986)
Queen - "Heaven For Everyone" (1995 Version - 'Made In Heaven')