MEMBERS OF QUEEN
Throughout the years, no other rock band has conquered the world and the charts like Queen. Starting in the early seventies and throughout the eighties, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon have written hit after hit.
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor
From their first number one single, Bohemian Rhapsody, to their stadium anthems, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions, their music has reigned across the radio airwaves from Great Britain and Europe to the United States and Australia. They have reached audiences in South America (where they were the first rock band to embark on a stadium tour) and in Hungary (where on their Magic Tour, they played to a sell out crowd, while still under the Iron Curtain).
As the nineties approached, Queen focused their energies from touring to recording. The Miracle and Innuendo proved to be some of Queen’s finest moments. They began to pick up new fans across the world, and according to many critics, were returning to the glory days of A Night at the Opera and News of the World.
Unfortunately, on November 24, 1991, that new found steam came to a halt, as Freddie Mercury passed away, due to complications from AIDS. Queen as we knew it ended that day, but the three remaining members have continued to keep the legend alive, releasing recordings such as a completion of Freddie’s final recordings, Made in Heaven and brand new songs like No One But You.
In 1998, Queen was one of the first bands to release a video game, The Eye, based upon their music. 2002 brought Queen’s music to the stage as the musical We Will Rock You began to shatter British theater records left and right.
Although Freddie Mercury has left us, it will be a long time before his legacy and the music of Queen will be forgotten.
– Freddie Mercury –
Name: Freddie Mercury ( born as Farrokh Bulsara )
Date of Birth: 5th September, 1946
Place of Birth: Stone Town, Zanzibar
Died: 24th November, 1991
Studied at : Ealing College of Art
Degree: Diploma of Art and Design
Pre-Queen Bands: Sour Milk Sea, Wreckage, Hectic, Ibex
– Brian May –
Name: Brian Harold May
Date of Birth: 19 July 1947
Place of Birth: Hampton, Middlesex
Studied at: Imperial College, London
Degree: Physics (Astronomy)
Pre-Queen Bands: Smile
– John Deacon –
Name: John Richard Deacon
Date of Birth: 19 August 1951
Place of Birth: Leicester
Studied at : Chelsea College of Science & Technology, London
Pre-Queen Bands: The Art Opposition
– Roger Taylor –
Name: Roger Meddows Taylor
Date of Birth: 26 July 1949
Place of Birth: Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Studied at: London Hosptial Medical School & Imperial College, London
Pre-Queen Bands: The Reaction, Smile