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Google Doodle Celebrates Freddie Mercury’s Birthday

Freddie Mercury was the lead singer in the band Queen and to celebrate the musical career and influence of Mercury, the search giant has rolled out one of its patented Google Doodles. Google added an animated doodle to its search page, an appropriately over-the-top video clip set to Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now that shows Mercury morphing into a space traveler, a bicyclist and a king on a throne flanked by lions and mustachioed bears…………….

 

Monday’s Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Queen’s legendary singer Freddie Mercury and it’s definitely one of the most interesting doodles to come out of Google‘s workshop yet. To the tune of Don’t Stop Me Now, you see the full gamut of Mercurial splendor, animated with amusement and complexity. Arguably one of the best vocalists in rock music history, Mercury was born on September 5, 1946 and died on November 24, 1991. He was known for his flamboyant presence on stage, amazing four-octave vocal range and an unforgettable series of hits which ranged from hard rock to power ballads to neoclassical pieces. Monday’s Doodle is also accompanied by a blog post from Google, which was written by none other than Queen’s guitarist Brian May, who recently performed at the MTV Video Music Awards with Lady Gaga. “Some people imagine Freddie as the fiery, difficult diva who required everyone around him to compromise. No. In our world, as four artists attempting to paint on the same canvas, Freddie was always the one who could find the compromise — the way to pull it through. If he found himself at odds with any one of us, he would quickly dispel the cloud with a generous gesture, a wisecrack or an impromptu present,” May wrote.

 

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