11/2. Paul Gambaccini recalls the life and career of pop showman Freddie Mercury
(born Farrokh Bulsara ), who would have been 60 on 5 September. This two-parter explores his seismic success both as lead singer of Queen and as a solo act, his personal troubles and his private battle with Aids. Among those recalling the singer are George Michael , Liza Minnelli , Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May , lyricist Tim Rice , photographer Mick Rock , Richard Branson , dancer Wayne Sleep , designer Zandra Rhodes and musician Mike Moran. Plus a specially recorded interview with Mercury's mother Jer Bulsara and sister Kashmira.
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