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Queen | #queen |
(Brian May, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon)
[1970-…], London, Greater London, United Kingdom |
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Biography

Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970.

Originally consisting of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), Queen’s earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.

Before joining Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had been playing together in a band named Smile with bassist Tim Staffell. Freddie Mercury (then known by his birth name of Farrokh “Freddie” Bulsara) was a fan of Smile, and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques after Staffell’s departure in 1970. Mercury himself joined the band shortly thereafter, changed the name of the band to “Queen”, and adopted his familiar stage name. John Deacon was recruited prior to recording their eponymous debut album in 1973.

Queen enjoyed success in the UK with their debut and its follow-up, Queen II in 1974, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack later in 1974 and A Night at the Opera in 1975 that gained the band international success. The latter featured “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which stayed at number one in the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks; it charted at number one in several other territories, and gave the band their first top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. Their 1977 album, News of the World, contained two of rock’s most recognisable anthems, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”.

By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world, with “Another One Bites the Dust” their best selling single, and their performance at 1985’s Live Aid is regarded as one of the greatest in rock history.

In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997.

Since then, May and Taylor have occasionally performed together, including a collaboration with Free and Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers which ended in May 2009.

Since 2011, May and Taylor have collaborated with vocalist Adam Lambert under the name of Queen + Adam Lambert. In November 2014, Queen released a new album, Queen Forever, featuring vocals from the late Freddie Mercury.

The band have released a total of 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles, and 10 number one DVDs. Estimates of their record sales generally range from 150 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
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68 – Queen – You Don’t Fool Me – The Remixes – 1996
67 – Queen – Return Trip (Let Me Live) – 1996
66 – Queen – Too Much Love Will Kill You – 1996
63 – Queen – Heaven for Everyone – 1995
60 – Queen – The Show Must Go On – 1991
52 – Queen – The Invisible Man – 1989
50 – Queen – I Want It All – 1989
49 – Queen – Who Wants to Live Forever [Live] – 1986
45 – Queen – A Kind of Magic – 1986
39 – Queen – It’s a Hard Life – 1984
38 – Queen – I Want to Break Free – 1984
37 – Queen – Radio Ga Ga – 1984
31 – Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure – 1981
27 – Queen – Another One Bites the Dust – 1980
26 – Queen – Play the Game – 1980
25 – Queen – Save Me – 1980
23 – Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – 1979
22 – Queen – We Will Rock You [Live] – 1979
19 – Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now – 1979
18 – Queen – Fat Bottomed Girls – 1978
17 – Queen – Bicycle Race – 1978
15 – Queen – Spread Your Wings – 1978
14 – Queen – Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy – 1977
13 – Queen – We Are the Champions – 1977
9 – Queen – Somebody to Love – 1976
8 – Queen – You’re My Best Friend – 1976
6 – Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody – 1975
4 – Queen – Killer Queen – 1974
3 – Queen – Seven Seas of Rhye – 1974
1 – Queen – Keep Yourself Alive – 1973

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