Freddie Mercury, who would have turned 70 on Monday, has had an asteroid named after him to celebrate the occasion. The Queen frontman, who sang the famous words, “I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky,” from the song “Don’t Stop Me Now,” was honored by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center (IAU). The center renamed Asteroid 17473 after him, which was discovered in 1991 — the year of his death.
Bohemian Rhapsody. Queen~I totally sang this dramatically after a beating by my parents. Yes, this was allowed in the 70's. No one cared if kids were whipped with a belt back then. Thank God for the musical escape of these lyrics. Thanks Freddy.~Em♥