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Happy Birthday Freddie!

Today would have been Freddie's 67th birthday and we are celebrating by throwing a party across the globe with the annual Mercury Phoenix Trust initiative Freddie For A Day!

Fans throughout the world are helping raising funds in our fight against HIV/AIDS by donning the Freddie moustache, parading around at work in one of his instantly recognisable costumes, throwing their own parties or simply raising a glass to him and donating to the charity. Simply put, having fun in Freddie's name for a great cause.

For 2013, actor, comedian and dedicated Queen and Freddie fan Matt Lucas, kindly recorded a lovely piece to camera relaying his fondness of our birthday boy and the extent to which we still need to fight HIV/AIDS. Click here to watch his message on behalf of the MPT. 

This year we have teamed up with Hard Rock Cafe, who have worked with us in arranging official Freddie For A Day parties right across Europe and beyond. All manner of things have been planned from Freddie cocktails, raffles, tribute bands, special menus, staff dressed as Freddie and special photo boards in the restaurants...and all of this soundtracked by, you guessed it, Queen. Click here to check out the full Hard Rock Cafe list and see if there is one near you!

2013 also sees the return of the Freddie Angry Bird and our friends at Rovio. This year they have gone one better and extended their support to Freddie actually appearing in the game itself. The Freddie For A Day tournament on Angry Birds Friends will be available to play on Facebook or mobile between September 2nd and 8th. For full details and to get playing click here!

Our friendships have also expanded to the fashion world. Queen fan and award winning British fashion designer Julien McDonald has produced a unique Freddie T-shirt that is exclusive to the Queen Store and limited to just 300!

Tonight, there will be a gala event in London at Queen AIDS Benefit in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust and to celebrate Freddie's birthday. Roger Daltry from The Who, Spice Girl Melanie C, Alfie Boe and many others will be performing in memory of Freddie. Images and reports of the night will be forthcoming.

Once again, thank you all for your support this year, without your passion, drive and enthusiasm and clear love of Freddie, we would not be able to do this.

Happy Birthday Freddie.

Click here to donate to The Mercury Phoenix Trust.

www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

www.freddiemercury.com

www.queenonline.com

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Happy Birthday Freddie!

Gabriel

Queen (BM, RT, JD) Listen to the people and bring to light what would be made ​​in heaven 2, and the great concerts of the 70's we're all waiting. Gabriel from Argentina

Наталья С.

Happy Birthday Freddie!

Thank you for all

May God be with you, wherever you are.

I love you!

Papa Razzi

How better to mark Freddie's birthday than with a photo of him wearing a pound shop crown and "day-release" yellow sweater, standing in front of what appears to be a prefab toilet with a token shrub included in an attempt to mask the tawdriness of whatever event he was attending when the snap was taken? Happy B-Day Fred!

Roman_Kosiuk

where John Deacon ?

Evelyn

Legends remain with people!
Never die! Happy birthday, FREDDIE!
You know, how much you are loved!

Helen O'Beirne

Long live your music and your memory

Marion

happy birthday Freddie
a unique talent , born years before your time.
creator of timeless music and lyrics.
gone but never forgotten.
thank you for the music
Marion

islandbirdw

Miss you dearly Mercury man!

Your spirit lives on in your music and all the great videos
photos you left behind. Hard act to follow!!!

Vanessa D

Happy Birthday Freddie!! I still love you..

Mark Brydon

Happy birthday my friend you were and are still the best singer of all time love you loads from myself and my mum who also loves u very much forever killer queen

Graham

Nice pic above to celebrate and remember you Freddie, taken backstage at Slane Castle on 5th July 2006 I believe...one of the best days of my life and the only day I ever saw you. I will cherish the memory always.

PGN

Happy birthday to the best of the best in the world

I'm Pedrinho javier from Paraguay, Sudamerica

Dave R

Raise a glass to the best the world has ever seen.....
Happy Birthday Freddie!
Always in my thoughts, forever my inspiration.
Cheers.

Julia

Happy Birthday, Freddie!

We miss you.

Everytime when I listen to your music I feel free and strong.

Thanks for this.

We love you.

Bye Jule

Maria

HAPPY 67th BIRTHDAY!

I owe it all to him for saving my life....

I LOVE YOU!!

Emma

The love of my life, the light of my years , thank you Lord for gave us Freddie even just for a while , happy birthday genius, singer, lover, man...God Bless You !!!!

nadine ramos

DES MILLIONS DE COEUR POUR TOI
DES MILLIONS DE ROSE
JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE FREDDIE FOREVER............

NADINERAMOS.ARTOSMOSE.FR

Alan R Coward

Happy birthday to the best ever. God bless. Xxx

indigo passion

Born to be King... Happy Birthday, Freddie, The Miracle!!!!!

Marcin

Happy Birthday Freddie !!!

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