Queen (band)

QueenMike GroseQueen(band) QueenQueen Queen albumQueen bandQueen.Queen: Days of Our Livesrock band Queen
Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970.wikipedia
4,018 Related Articles

Freddie Mercury

Larry LurexFarrokh BulsaraMercury
Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals and piano), Brian May (lead guitar and vocals), Roger Taylor (drums and vocals) and John Deacon (bass guitar).
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.

Brian May

MayThe Brian May BandBrian May, CBE
Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals and piano), Brian May (lead guitar and vocals), Roger Taylor (drums and vocals) and John Deacon (bass guitar).
He is the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

Roger Taylor (Queen drummer)

Roger TaylorRoger Meddows TaylorTaylor
Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals and piano), Brian May (lead guitar and vocals), Roger Taylor (drums and vocals) and John Deacon (bass guitar).
Roger Meddows Taylor (born 26 July 1949) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer for the rock band Queen.

John Deacon

DeaconQueen's bass guitarist of the same name
Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals and piano), Brian May (lead guitar and vocals), Roger Taylor (drums and vocals) and John Deacon (bass guitar).
John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951) is an English retired musician, best known for being the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.

A Night at the Opera (Queen album)

A Night at the Opera39Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 brought them international success.
A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 21 November 1975 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States.

Hard rock

heavy rockSleaze rockhard-rock
Their 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.
Hard rock developed into a major form of popular music in the 1970s, with bands such as the Who, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Kiss, Queen, AC/DC and Van Halen.

Queen (Queen album)

Queendebut albumDoing All Right
Deacon was recruited in March 1971, before the band released their eponymous debut album in 1973. They recorded four of their own songs, "Liar", "Keep Yourself Alive", "The Night Comes Down" and "Jesus", for a demo tape; no record companies were interested.
Queen is the debut studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 13 July 1973 by EMI Records in the UK and by Elektra Records in the US.

Smile (band)

Smile
Before forming Queen, May and Taylor had played together in the band Smile.
Smile were an English rock band based in London, and the predecessor to rock band Queen.

News of the World (album)

News of the WorldGet Down, Make LoveGet Down Make Love
The band's 1977 album News of the World contained "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", which have become anthems at sporting events.
News of the World is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 28 October 1977 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States.

Greatest Hits (Queen album)

Greatest HitsGreatest Hits
"Another One Bites the Dust" (1980) became their best-selling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the British rock band Queen, released worldwide on 26 October 1981.

List of best-selling albums in the United Kingdom

best-selling albums in UK chart historybest-selling albumbest-selling albums
"Another One Bites the Dust" (1980) became their best-selling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US.
The best-selling album in the United Kingdom is Greatest Hits, a compilation album by the British rock band Queen that was first released in 1981.

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert,Mr. Lambert
Since 2004, May and Taylor have toured under the "Queen +" name with vocalists Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert.
Alongside his solo career, Lambert has collaborated with rock band Queen as lead vocalist for Queen + Adam Lambert since 2011, including several worldwide tours from 2014 to 2019.

Paul Rodgers

RodgersPaul RogersThe Paul Rodgers Band
Since 2004, May and Taylor have toured under the "Queen +" name with vocalists Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert.
He has more recently toured and recorded with Queen.

Concerts at Knebworth House

Knebworth FestivalKnebworthKnebworth House
In August 1986, Mercury gave his last performance with Queen at Knebworth, England.
Since then the venue has hosted numerous outdoor concerts, featuring artists including The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, The Beach Boys, Deep Purple, Queen, Status Quo, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Robert Plant, Dire Straits, Mike Oldfield, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robbie Williams and Oasis.

Live Aid

Live Aid concertLiveAid1985 performance at Live Aid.
Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been ranked among the greatest in rock history by various publications.
Veteran music engineer David Richards (Pink Floyd and Queen) was brought in to create footage and sound mixes Jagger and Bowie could perform to in their respective venues.

Music video

music videosvideovideo album
The latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and helped popularise the music video format.
The short film clip he produced and directed to promote the single has a striking visual style that predates Queen's similar "Bohemian Rhapsody" video by a full decade.

Keep Yourself Alive

They recorded four of their own songs, "Liar", "Keep Yourself Alive", "The Night Comes Down" and "Jesus", for a demo tape; no record companies were interested.
"Keep Yourself Alive" is a song by the British rock band Queen.

Liar (Queen song)

LiarLiar" (Queen song)
They recorded four of their own songs, "Liar", "Keep Yourself Alive", "The Night Comes Down" and "Jesus", for a demo tape; no record companies were interested.
"Liar" is a song by the British rock band Queen, written by the lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1970, and originally titled "Lover".

Mick Rock

The group's second LP, Queen II, was released in 1974, and features rock photographer Mick Rock's iconic image of the band on the cover.
He is best known for taking iconic photographs of rock music legends such as Queen, David Bowie, T. Rex, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Geordie, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Music, Crossfade, Thin Lizzy, Mötley Crüe, and Blondie.

Queen II

Ogre BattleThe March of the Black QueenNevermore
The group's second LP, Queen II, was released in 1974, and features rock photographer Mick Rock's iconic image of the band on the cover. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974.
Queen II is the second studio album by the British rock band Queen.

We Are the Champions

We Are the Champions (Ding a Dang Dong)Peas Are the Championssong
The band's 1977 album News of the World contained "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", which have become anthems at sporting events.
"We Are the Champions" is a song by the British rock band Queen, first released on their 1977 album News of the World.

Norman Sheffield

After these discussions, Norman Sheffield offered the band a management deal under Neptune Productions, a subsidiary of Trident, to manage the band and enable them to use the facilities at Trident to record new material, whilst the management searched for a record label to sign Queen.
Norman Sheffield (25 September 1939 – 20 June 2014) was a music and advertising industry figure, most noted for his music industry recording and management roles, ownership of the former Trident Studios, and being the original manager of the rock band Queen.

Seven Seas of Rhye

The Seven Seas of Rhye
The Freddie Mercury-written lead single "Seven Seas of Rhye" reached number ten in the UK, giving the band their first hit.
"Seven Seas of Rhye" is a song by the British rock band Queen.

John Anthony (record producer)

John Anthony
In 1972, Queen entered discussions with Trident Studios after being spotted at De Lane Lea Studios by John Anthony.
He has worked with Van der Graaf Generator, Genesis, Queen, Roxy Music and Peter Hammill.

Songwriters Hall of Fame

Songwriter's Hall of FameThe Songwriters Hall of FameSongwriters' Hall of Fame
Each member has composed hit singles, and all four were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.
Queen was the first rock band to have all their band members inducted in 2003.