Montreux in Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut, Vaud, Switzerland — The Swiss Plateau (Lake Geneva)
Lover of Life — Singer of Songs
— 1946 – 1991 —
Born Farrokh Bulsara on the East African island of Zanzibar, Freddie Mercury became one of the world’s greatest rock music performers. His career as lead singer of the band Queen spanned twenty years and together they sold over 150 million albums worldwide. Innovator, showman, musician extraordinaire, he left a compelling legacy and had an enormous influence on the next generation of rock performers. Queen acquired the lakeside Mountain Recording Studios in 1978 and Freddie’s strong links with the town continued until his death. He appreciated the kindness and discretion of the townspeople and Montreux became a haven for him, his second home and the setting for his final work. Freddie Mercury, né Farrokh Bulsara sur l’île africaine de Zanzibar est devenu l’un des plus grands artistes de rock de notre époque. Sa carrière du chanteur pendant vingt ans au sein du groupe Queen lui a permis de vendre plus de 150 million d’albums dans le monde entier. Visionnaire, musicien hors du commun, il laisse derrière lui un héritage inestimable ainsi qu’une énorme influence pour les générations d’artistes rock à venir. Grâce
Location. 46° 25.928′ N, 6° 54.55′ E. Marker is in Montreux, Vaud, in Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Quai de la Rouvenaz and Place du Marché. The marker plaques are on the base of a statue of the legendary rock performer. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Place du Marché 4, Montreux, Vaud 021 966, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
More about this marker. In Switzerland, the statue looks out over Lake Geneva from Montreux, a town at the lake’s extreme northeastern end.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Freddie Mercury. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
2. “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Listen to what is perhaps Freddie Mercury’s most memorable hit. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 3,147 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.