September 22, 2023

Heads Up: Wednesday is “Freddie for a Day” Day

This caught me by surprise, too.  Were he still alive, Wednesday, September 5, would have been Freddie Mercury’s 66th birthday.  

To acknowledge that, there’s an international campaign called “Freddie for a Day” which is designed to commemorate this by dressing up like Freddie to raise money.

The beneficiary is the Mercury Phoenix Trust, an organization that fights HIV/AIDs–which, of course, is what felled Freddie.

In case you’re a little stuck on how to dress up Freddie-style, there’s a “What to Wear” page as well as a YouTube channel dedicated to supporters.

By the way, the picture at the right displays a get-up known as “bat wing Freddie.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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