The Freddie For A Day initiative was created to support the work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which was established in 1992 by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach in memory of Freddie Mercury. It is a core part of Queen and Freddie’s legacy.
Since its inception, the organization has been funding grassroots HIV/AIDS organizations around the world, principally targeting young people in the developing world.
What is Freddie For A Day?
Freddie For A Day is a celebration of Freddie Mercury’s life. Launched in 2010, it is held every year on September 5, Freddie’s birthday. People around the world dress up as Freddie, don mustaches, and hold gatherings, all designed to raise awareness and funds to continue the organization’s important work.
Allegra and Ruby want in on the celebration!
Ruby: ♪ Mama, just killed a mouse. Bopped my paw against his head, batted him around and now he’s dead. Mama…. ♪
Allegra: Ruby, I’m begging you, shut up!
Ruby: What? I’m just singing that song that Mom loves so much!
Allegra: You’re not supposed to sing. We’re supposed to tell people about Freddie For A Day.
Ruby: Who’s Freddie? I thought it was Ruby For A Day.
Allegra: rolls eyes.
Ruby: Oh. Freddie Mercury? He’s the famous guy Mom is crazy about who had a lot of cats?
Allegra: That’s the one, Ruby. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Mom is a huge Queen fan, and she thinks that Freddie Mercury was the best rock singer that ever pounced across a stage. And even better, he was a huge cat lover!
Ruby: I love him, too! How can we help? ♪ We are the champions, we are the champions, no time for tuna, ’cause we are… ♪ Wait, what? No time for tuna?
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We would love it if you would help us raise contributions to the Mercury Phoenix Trust! You can do so in a number of different ways.
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Thank you for supporting something that is near and dear to our hearts. Happy Birthday, Freddie! We love you and miss you.
New book, coming out September 5
Just in time for Freddie’s birthday, Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words** is being reissued with more than 8,000 new pages of new material. I read the original version of this book, and it was wonderful. Compiled by Queen’s official archivist, it reads like an autobiography. You can almost “hear” Freddie talk.
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