Queen’s legendary lead singer Freddie Mercury earned a place in modern rock history as the writer and singer of some of its most legendary songs: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Born in Zanzibar to Indian parents and later raised in India, Mercury and his “Queen” bandmates went on to sell albums in unit totals that rivalled the Beatles. His remarkable four octave singing range was a key ingredient in the band’s success. Mercury died of AIDS in late 1991, less than 24 hours after a public admission he had contracted the disease.