Freddie Mercury

 不図した弾みで、クィーンのフロント・マンだったフレディ・マーキュリーのバイオグラフィを調べた*1。で、Greg Prato氏曰く、

Combining theatrics and an outrageously flamboyant stage persona with his fine natural-born talent (he possessed one of the greatest voices in all of music and penned some of pop's most enduring and instantly recognizable compositions), one of rock's greatest all-time entertainers/showmen was unquestionably Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury. Born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946, in Zanzibar to Persian parents (his father worked as a high court cashier for the British government), young Farrokh soon adopted the name Freddie by fellow classmates while attending an English boarding school. Freddie soon discovered his love for art and music, both subjects that he explored voraciously (he began taking piano lessons around this time), putting his newly found piano talent to use as he played in rock & roll bands with friends. Due to political upheaval in Zanzibar, Freddie and his family fled Zanzibar for England in 1964.

Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5th 1946 in Zanzibar, to parents Bomi & Jer Bulsara. Freddie moved to India in 1947. He attended boarding school in Panchgani, just outside Bombay. Whilst there he began his piano lessons, reaching Grade 4 in practical and theory. The family, with the addition now of younger sister Kashmira, moved to England in 1963.
ということである。全然違いますよね。上では、Zanzibarで生まれ・育ったことになっていて、下の方では、生後間もなく印度に移住し、印度で成長したことになっている。どちらが正しいのか。取り敢えず、下の方を信用することにした。何故なら、”The Official Freddie Mercury Site”と謳っているからだ。
 なお、フレディ・マーキュリーと宗教については、取り敢えず、を参照。これは主にRick Sky, The Show Must Go On: The Life of Freddie Mercuryという本の抜粋からなっている。様々な宗教の信者である有名人についてのサイト*2があって、その中の「ゾロアスター教」のディレクトリー*3の中に、このフレディについての頁がある。