Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury! 20 Times The Queen Front Man Rocked Fashion

Celebrating his sartorial splendor

Freddie Mercury was the greatest showman in the history of rock music, and his stage presence, flash, and fire will never by duplicated.

He also had a unique fashion sense that was an integral part of the total Freddie package. As we celebrate what would have been his 69th birthday tomorrow, let’s take a pictorial look back at some highlights. Only Freddie Mercury could get away with this.

NEW YORK - 1977: Singer Freddie Mercury of the English rock band Queen performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1977. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)

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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 1979:  (FILE PHOTO) Freddie Mercury of the rock band Queen performs in concert June 1979 in Paris, France.  (Photo By Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970:  Photo of Freddie Mercury  Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970:  Photo of Freddie Mercury  Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Queen 1975 Freddie Mercury in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01:  Photo of QUEEN and Freddie MERCURY; Freddie Mercury performing live on stage  (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01:  Photo of QUEEN and John DEACON and Freddie MERCURY; John Deacon and Freddie Mercury performing live on stage  (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - FEBRUARY 01:  Photo of Freddie MERCURY and QUEEN; Freddie Mercury performing live on stage  (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01:  WEMBLEY ARENA  Photo of Freddie MERCURY and QUEEN, Freddie Mercury performing live on stage  (Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 05:  MADISON SQUARE GARDEN  Photo of Freddie MERCURY and QUEEN, Freddie Mercury and John Deacon performing live on stage  (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
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UNITED STATES - circa 1977:  NASSAU COLISEUM  Photo of QUEEN and Roger TAYLOR and Freddie MERCURY and Brian MAY and John DEACON, Posed studio group portrait L-R Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Brian May and John Deacon  (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
QUEEN  8/75  London  Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury   © Chris Walter   (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 27:  Photo of QUEEN; L-R: John Deacon, Freddie Mercury performing live on stage at Groenoordhallen , Lieden  (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: Freddie Mercury of Queen performs on stage at Live Aid on July 13th, 1985 in Wembley Stadium, London, England (Photo by Peter Still/Redferns)
Freddie Mercury of Queen at a post-concert party in Las Vegas, Nevada. **EXCLUSIVE** ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Brad Elterman/FilmMagic)
Freddie Mercury of Queen in concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. **EXCLUSIVE** ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Brad Elterman/FilmMagic)
Freddie Mercury wearing the costume used in the video for 'I Want To Break Free' during Queen's performance at the Rock in Rio festival, Brazil, January 1985. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British rock band Queen, London, 1973. Left to right: drummer Roger Taylor, singer Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991), guitarist Brian May, and bassist John Deacon. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Queen In Concert In Brussels, Belgium - 1986, Freddie Mercury (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Queen - Freddie Mercury And Brian May, Queen - Freddie Mercury And Brian May (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
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