Were Freddie Mercury’s Teeth the Secret to His Vocal Ability?

Freddie Mercury

The Truth Behind the Singer's Incredible Range

With the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the bio-pic about the rise of rock band Queen and its legendary frontman Freddie Mercury, there's been renewed interest in the singer’s vocal ability. What exactly made his voice so special and how did he achieve that four octave range? Mercury himself seemed to think his overbite had something to do with it. Was he right?

Did His Extra Teeth Make the Difference?

In the new movie, Freddie Mercury approaches musicians Brian May and Roger Taylor after the breakup of Smile, their band, 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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September 5, 2018

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