Sunday, September 4, 2011

Freddie Mercury in Google Doodle

Google doodles have been produced for the birthdays of several noted artists and and are also used to depict major events at Google, such as the company's own anniversary.
The latest Google Doodle pays tribute to Freddie Mercury, who would have celebrated his 65th birthday on September 5.
Mercury is referred to as "Britain's first Asian rock star". In 2006, Time Asia named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years and was voted as greatest male singer in different polls.
Honoring the rock band Queen's lead vocalist, who battled HIV for years before dying on November 24th, 1991 at the age of 45, a video, which appears over the Google logo, features an animated tribute to Mercury, highlighting Queen's 1978 hit "Don't Stop Me Now."