It was clear from a young age that Mercury had an ear for music.
Born In Zanzibar
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Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946, in Stone Town in the British protectorate of the Zanzibar (which is now part of Tanzania). His parents were Parsis from the then-province of Bombay Presidency in British India. Growing up, Mercury practiced the Zoroastrian religion and began playing the piano when he was seven years old.
In 1954, when he was eight years old, he was sent to St. Peter’s School, a British-style boarding school for boys in Panchgani, what is now Mumbai. There, he continued to study and practice piano, developing a passion for music that would follow him for the rest of his life.
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