|born on||5 September 1946|
|Place||Zanzibar, Tanzania, 6s10, 39e11|
|Timezone||BGT h3e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°12' or|
British musician born in Zanzibar, a superstar of the rock group "Queen." He chose the name Mercury for himself as he said "it was his ruling planet." He was an eccentric in a field already noted for the unconventional, a singer, composer and pianist. Bi-sexual, he founded "Queen" in 1971 and was hot in the '70s and '80s. Their hits included "Love Kills, 1984 which turned out to be prophetic; he died of AIDS-related pneumonia 11/24/1991, London.
- parent->child relationship with Peadon, Kasey (born 28 October 1968)
LMR quotes date given in "Queen: As it Began" by Jacky Gunn and Jim Jenkins, Pan 1992. p.24.
Sy Scholfield speculated/rectifies the time to 5:50 AM BAT (3 hrs), based on a family interview: "Freddie's English brother-in-law, Roger,... insists that [Freddie] chose the name because Mercury was his rising planet. 'When he told me, I said, it's a bloody good job it wasn't Uranus. Freddie never forgave me for that.' Kashmira, Freddie's sister, gives Roger a look. He says no more on the subject." (Waldemar Januszczak. "Star of India." Sunday Times Magazine 11/17/1996, p. 61).
Frank C. Clifford gives 5:10 AM, speculative, in "British Entertainers."
Lexikon No.4 quotes Meridian 10/1992, p.37 for 4:43 AM, no source.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Aids
- Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Queen)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.