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« on: December 25, 2017, 01:26:19 AM »

This Christmas Day, gift yourself and your family or significant other with the spellbinding, truly unforgettable performance of the song “Barcelona” by the late rock star Freddie Mercury in duet with operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range, had been consistently voted one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music.

Produced as the theme song for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and recorded in 1987, Freddie Mercury’s duet with Montserrat Caballé was featured in the TV transmission of the opening of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona; it was not performed live because of Freddy Mercury’s untimely death in 1991. The live performance in the video took place starting October 8, 1988 when Mercury and Caballé performed three songs by the Magic Fountain on Montjuic during the “La Nit” music festival celebrating the arrival of the Olympic flag from the Seoul Games to Barcelona. As it came to be, this was Freddy Mercury's final live performance before he passed away in London at the age 45.

Watch and listen to the Freddie Mercury-Montserrat Caballé concert duet of the song “Barcelona” on YouTube now!    

Freddie Mercury (September 5, 1946 – November 24, 1991) was a rock musician, best known as the frontman and lead singer for the English rock band Queen. He is remembered for his powerful vocal abilities and charisma as a live performer. As a songwriter, he composed many international hits, including “Killer Queen,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Somebody to Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Bicycle Race,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Mercury died from complications of AIDS, greatly increasing public awareness of the disease.

Read the biography of Freddie Mercury in full

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