Did you know that Freddy Mercury was an Iranian-born Azeri? You didn't? Well, he was.
Azeris don't actually talk about possibly their most famous son all that much, given that he died of AIDS and all. Must have been because he was born in Iran.
UPDATE: OK OK. I COULD have consulted the source of all accurate information before posting, but it's not like standards for truth and accuracy are all that high in Baku. In my defense, an Azeri friend (who didn't even provide me with the initial tidbit), confirmed that Freddy Mercury was an Azeri from Iran, not Parsi from Zanzibar! He went so far as to tell me the Bohemian Rhapsodizer was not such a hero in Azerbaijan because of the shame of his disease.
Anyway, it's Azerbaijan's loss.