Mercury was born of Parsi ancestry on Zanzibar and remained there and in India before moving with his family to Middlesex, England in his late teens. In 1970, Mercury and guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor, and bassist John Deacon formed the band, Queen. Mercury was the lead singer. He wrote numerous hits for Queen, including, “Bohemian Rhapsody" and Another one bites the dust." Mercury formed his first band when he was 12 years old.
The band was called, "The Hectics." He always had a remarkable ability to listen to the radio and replay what he heard on the piano. He designed Queen’s logo, called the Queen crest, shortly before the release of the band’s first album.