On Freddie Mercury’s 71st birth anniversary, photos from his family album

On his 71st birth anniversary, we look at Freddie Mercury's photos from Panchgani, India as a young boy. He was the lead vocalist of the popular British rock band, 'Queen.' His songs, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ achieved cult status in the world of music internationally.

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Freddie Mercury relaxes in the sun on one of the benches at St. Peter's Boys School, Panchgani. Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, was of Parsi descent and grew up in India before his family moved to England. He was the lead vocalist of the rock band ‘Queen’, famous for singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ among other hits. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

Freddie Mercury relaxes in the sun on one of the benches at St. Peter's Boys School, Panchgani. Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, was of Parsi descent and grew up in India before his family moved to England. He was the lead vocalist of the rock band ‘Queen’, famous for singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ among other hits. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

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A young Freddie Mercury arrives at St. Peter’s Boys School, Panchgani on his first day. Born on September 05, 1946, he formed the popular rock band ‘Queen’ with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

A young Freddie Mercury arrives at St. Peter’s Boys School, Panchgani on his first day. Born on September 05, 1946, he formed the popular rock band ‘Queen’ with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

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Freddie and his mother Jer Bulsara arrive in Panchgani in a hand-drawn rickshaw. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

Freddie and his mother Jer Bulsara arrive in Panchgani in a hand-drawn rickshaw. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

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At 12, Farrokh Bulsara formed the school band, ‘The Hectics’ and also came to be known as Freddie. Here seen on the piano during one of ‘The Hectics’ concerts. The whole town used to be packed in the school hall to hear this popular school band. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

At 12, Farrokh Bulsara formed the school band, ‘The Hectics’ and also came to be known as Freddie. Here seen on the piano during one of ‘The Hectics’ concerts. The whole town used to be packed in the school hall to hear this popular school band. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

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Freddie (fourth from right) and his schoolmates on one of their regular bike rides from Panchgani to Mahabaleshwar. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

Freddie (fourth from right) and his schoolmates on one of their regular bike rides from Panchgani to Mahabaleshwar. (Kind permission of Mr and Mrs Bulsara)

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