There should have never been any doubt in anybody’s mind that Freddie Mercury has one of the most recognizable voices in all of music, among being one of THE most talented singers in the business back when he was touring and producing records, but with as with any greats in any field you have doubters saying “Oh he’s not that good.” or “I’ve heard better.”
Well thanks to Science you can tell those people that they’re wrong or that they should probably go and listen to something other than Bohemian Rhapsody. According to Scientists Freddie Mercury could modulate his voice to make himself sound both smooth and rough on cue — possible because of his vibrato frequency. A team of researchers studied Mercury’s voice, using sound recordings of his past performances and interviews in their analysis.
You can read more about the study and the scientific findings at TIME.