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- Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on the island of Zanzibar.
- When he was ten, Freddie became a table tennis champion at his boarding school.
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- Freddie, an art school grad, designed Queen's logo based on the band's zodiac signs-- fairies to represent himself, a Virgo, two lions for Leos Roger and John, and a crab for Brian, a Cancer.
- Brian May's signature guitar, called "Red Special," was hand built by the young guitarist and his engineer father in 1963.
- Brian May, who'd abandoned his doctoral thesis in astrophysics to become a guitarist, finally earned his PhD in 2007, 36 years after he'd started his thesis. In 2008 Dr. May was named Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.
- Roger Taylor's first band was called the "Bubblingover Boys."
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- John Deacon hoped to work in electronics when he grew up.