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Farrokh Bulsara was born in Zanzibar on this day in 1946. Who’s that? Where’s that? Answers: Freddie Mercury and a small island off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. Here are two clips from his incredible career as the lead singer of Queen — the band’s memorable performance at Live Aid in 1985 (where they reportedly “stole the show”) and a 1982 interview with “ET” in which he describes himself as “a big ham, really.” Freddie Mercury died at age 45 due to complications from AIDS in 1991.