Freddie Mercury is not Freddy Mercury‘s real name. That’s his rock star name. Freddie‘s real name is Farrokh Bulsara.
Freddie is one of many performers who decided the name mom and dad gave them wasn’t quite good enough for rock star status, so they changed it.
Some of my radio coworkers over the years have “radio names”. Yes, Julie Devereaux is my real name. Actually, it’s my married name though I’ve been divorced as long as I’ve been in radio.
Let’s take a look at the real names of some rock stars!