Life and Times of 2 famous personalities


 Otázka: Life and Times of 2 famous personalities

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Freddie Mercury

He was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. His maiden name is Farrokh Bulsara, because he was of Zanzibar origin. During the violent revolution in Zanzibar he fled with his family to England, Middlesex, where he also studied.

first contact with music was when he was 7 years old when he began playing the piano. He tried a few jobs like: selling used clothes at Kensington Market in London with his girlfriend Mary Austin. He also worked briefly at Heathrow Airport. In April 1970 he met guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. In agreement with them became the singer of their group Smile. In 1971, John Deacon joined them. Despite the reservations of the other members of the group, Mercury asserted a new name for the Queen. At the same time he changed his surname from Bulsary to Mercury.

On 21st November 1975 Queen released the album A Night at the Opera with the iconic song Bohemian Rhapsody, which was later released as a single. Ten days later, Bohemian Rhapsody got to the top of the British charts for full 9 weeks. Proceeds from the sale were donated to AIDS treatment research. In the 1980s he became ill with AIDS. He was also a homosexual and had many partners in his life.

He didn’t admit his illness at first, but then he began to lose weight and his vision deteriorated. November 24, 1991 died of AIDS at the age of 45. He was and is considered the most important singer in history.


J. K. Rowling

She is a British writer. In addition to writing books, Rowling is also known for her life story, when she has become a multimillionaire in five years. She was named the 12th richest woman in Britain in 2008. She writes under the pseudonym of either J.K. Rowling or Robert Galbraith.

She is known for its seven-volume series of books about the witch apprentice Harry Potter, which has won worldwide acclaim, including a number of awards and now over 500 million copies sold. She got the idea of the story of a magician’s apprentice while traveling by train from Manchester to London. At the finish stop, she had already devised most of the characters and the basic storyline of the first part of the series – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. After the huge success of the first episode, Rowling wrote 6 more sequels and 3 supplementary books. Despite the huge success of books or perhaps because of him, Rowling didn’t avoid a number of problems. The fifth edition, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was delayed due to plagiarism accusations by writer Nancy Stouffer.

The court eventually ruled in favour of Joanne Rowling. The book version of Harry Potter’s first episode was filmed in 2001. The film’s appearance has gained worldwide success.

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