Google’s Doogle of Freddie Mercury Generates Excitement

By Kenna McHugh 

Once in awhile Google will produce a video to commemorate a legend or an historical figure of importance. Google has a wonderful Doogle up today, celebrating Freddie Mercury, who was the lead singer and one of the creative forces in the band Queen. Queen had such famous hits as “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen” and many more.

Today Google is celebrating his 65th birthday, which would have been yesterday, and was celebrated internationally yesterday. Mercury died in 1991 of AIDS related bronchopneumonia. But like all famous musicians and artists, he lives on in his music. It looks like Google is a big fan of Mercury’s work and chose “Don’t stop me now” as the song to accompany its tribute to the man.

Celebrating Mercury’s career and musical influence, Google, has spooled one of its patented Google Doodles with fake Google logos for his birthday. YouTube, which is owned by Google, grabbed the whole show to share with us.

Google Doodler Jennifer Hom told

NBC Bay Area it took her team three months to put together the sophisticated video, which is the second longest Doogle to date. I found the video very engaging and uplifting. Queen can take you from the most drudger of moments and propel you into the most enthusiastic state of playfulness.

I decided to read up on Mercury and discovered the official Queen video for “Bohemian Rhapsody” is pretty popular with over 20 million views on YouTube.