I tuned in to an excellent documentary on the World Service during my insomniac hours the other night, all about Farrokh. Born in 1946 to Parsi-Indian parents in Zanzibar, he lived a life of relentless racial abuse no matter if he were on the island of his birth, at school in India or in England.
Mercury chose the name "Queen" for the new band. He later said, "It's very regal obviously, and it sounds splendid. It's a strong name, very universal and immediate. I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it." At about the same time he changed his name from Bulsara to Mercury.
This is a one-off Original piece on Saunders Waterford 300gsm HP paper, using Pierre Noir 2B Conte Pencil and a Range of Charcoals.
Unframed: 760 x 570 mm
Framed: 1063 x 868 mm