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From Around the Web Freddie Mercury’s Teeth the Secret to His Vocal Ability

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From Around the Web: Freddie Mercury’s Teeth the Secret to His Vocal Ability?

With the recent release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the bio-pic focused on the rise of rock band Queen and its incomparable frontman Freddie Mercury, we’re likely to see a resurgence of interest in the singer’s singular vocal ability. What exactly made his voice so special and how did he produce that signature growl that punctuated his impressive delivery? Mercury himself seemed to think his trademark overbite had something to do with it. Was he right? 

Publication date: September 5, 2017


What made Freddie Mercury’s voice so magical? His teeth.

In the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie Mercury approaches Brian May and Roger Taylor after their band Smile have just split up, and tells them he wants to be their new singer. Their reply - “Not with those teeth, mate” - clearly hurts the future Queen icon. 

But he quickly regroups and bounces back with the explanation, "I was born with four additional incisors. More space in my mouth means more range.” After giving them a singing demonstration, Mercury lands the role that will make him famous. Read more…


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