Monday’s Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Queen’s legendary singer Freddie Mercury, and it’s definitely one of the most interesting doodles to come out of Google‘s workshop yet.
Arguably one of the best vocalists in rock music history, Mercury was born on Sept. 5, 1946, and died on Nov. 24, 1991. He was known for his flamboyant presence on stage, amazing four-octave vocal range and an unforgettable series of hits which ranged from hard rock to power ballads to neoclassical pieces.
“Some people imagine Freddie as the fiery, difficult diva who required everyone around him to compromise. No. In our world, as four artists attempting to paint on the same canvas, Freddie was always the one who could find the compromise — the way to pull it through. If he found himself at odds with any one of us, he would quickly dispel the cloud with a generous gesture, a wisecrack or an impromptu present,” May wrote.
BONUS: More Google Doodles
Each package gets larger with a mouse-over, and a click on it returns search results pertinent to a specific country or the particular items featured in a scene. This one is from December 24, 2010.
The Google Doodle team stars in an homage to the silent film era’s greatest star’s 122nd birthday, April 15, 2011.
This one’s done in HTML5 and was published Sept. 7, 2010. To get the full effect, here’s one you can interact with.
This Doodle commemorated John Lennon’s 70th birthday in October 2010.
Debuting May 10, 2011, this Google Doodle marks dance choreographer Martha Graham’s birthday.
Commemorated the birthday of the inventor of the Bunsen burner, German chemist Robert Bunsen on March 31, 2011.
The great inventor’s birthday was honored on February 11, 2011.
Marking Independence Day 2010.
A real crowd pleaser was this playable Pac-Man game, which appeared on May 21. 2010. Here’s a playable version.