So I am a MASSIVE Queen fan and I LOVE talking about Queen, so I thought it was a good idea to share some information with you :D

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The members

Brian May

  • Guitarist
  • Lead vocalist on some songs (e.g. '39, Sail Away Sweet Sister, All Dead, All Dead)
  • is a guitar legend, has a PhD in astrophysics AND is an animal rights activist
  • His signature guitar (the Red Special) was built by him and his dad when he was a teenager.
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Some popular songs Brian wrote: We Will Rock You, Hammer To Fall, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want It All, The Show Must Go On

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Roger Taylor

  • Drummer and backing vocalist
  • Lead vocalist on some songs (e.g. I'm In Love With My Car, Tenement Funster, Drowse)
  • Has a four octave vocal range (just like Freddie)
  • Sings the highest notes in Queen songs (for example the high 'Galileos' in Bohemian Rhapsody)
  • In the 70s his nickname was 'sex on two legs' and I can see why ๐Ÿ˜
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Some popular songs Roger wrote: Radio Ga Ga, A Kind Of Magic, Breakthru, These Are The Days Of Our Lives

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John Deacon (a.k.a. 'Deaky')

  • Bassist
  • Is the most quiet and drama-free member
  • Sometimes nicknamed 'Disco Deaky' for the way he moves on stage
  • Unfortunately he retired from his music career in 1997
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Some popular songs he wrote: You're My Best Friend, Another One Bites The Dust, I Want To Break Free, Friends Will Be Friends

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Deaky and Freddie in the seventies
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Deaky in the eighties

Freddie Mercury

  • Lead singer, piano, sometimes played guitar
  • Best performer ever in the history of music (imo)
  • He was born in Zanzibar, went to boarding school in India and moved to England as a refugee at age 18
  • Cat lover
  • Fashion icon
  • Sadly he died from aids complications in 1991 at age 45 </3
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Some popular songs he wrote: Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody To Love, We Are The Champions, Don't Stop Me Now

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Some facts

  • Freddie Mercury studied design and he designed Queen's logo himself
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the logo shows the member's zodiac signs: two lions (leo) for Roger and Deaky, a crab (cancer) for Brian and fairies (virgo) for Freddie
  • Queen's first international hit song was Killer Queen in 1974
  • Bohemian Rhapsody is the oldest music video with over 1 billion views on youtube (and it's also one of the first music videos ever made)
  • Queen's performance at the charity event Live Aid in 1985 is considered to be the greatest rock performance of all time (watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkFHYODzRTs)
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Freddie and Brian at Live Aid
  • Queen is the only band with all of it's members in the songwriters hall of fame
  • Queen's first album is called 'Queen' and was released in 1973
  • Queen's fifteenth and last studio album is called 'Made In Heaven' and was released in 1995
  • The video for I Want To Break Free (1984) was banned from MTV because it promoted cross-dressing
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  • Brian and Roger are still very active and are currently touring America with Adam Lambert
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My personal fave songs

album: Queen (1973)

  • Keep Yourself Alive
  • My Fairy King
  • Liar

album: Queen II (1974)

  • White Queen (As It Began)
  • The Loser In The End
  • The March Of The Black Queen
  • Seven Seas Of Rhye

album: Sheer Heart Attack (1974)

  • Killer Queen
  • Tenement Funster
  • Flick Of The Wrist
  • In The Lap Of The Gods
  • In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited

album: A Night At The Opera (1975)

  • Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)
  • I'm In Love With My Car
  • You're My Best Friend
  • '39
  • Love Of My Life
  • Bohemian Rhapsody

album: A Day At The Races (1976)

(my favourite album)

  • You Take My Breath Away (this is my favourite song)
  • The Millionaire Waltz
  • You And I
  • Somebody To Love (this was Freddie's favourite song I think)
  • Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
  • Drowse

album: News Of The World (1977)

  • We Are The Champions
  • All Dead, All Dead
  • Spread Your Wings

album: Jazz (1978)

  • Fat Bottomed Girls
  • Jealousy
  • Bicycle Race
  • Dreamer's Ball
  • Don't Stop Me Now

album: The Game (1980)

  • Play The Game
  • Another One Bites The Dust
  • Need Your Loving Tonight
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love

album: Hot Space (1982)

  • Back Chat
  • Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)
  • Under Pressure w/ David Bowie

album: The Works (1984)

  • Radio Ga Ga
  • It's A Hard Life
  • I Want To Break Free

album: A Kind Of Magic (1986)

  • One Vision
  • A Kind Of Magic
  • One Year Of Love
  • Friends Will Be Friends
  • Who Wants To Live Forever

album: The Miracle (1989)

  • Khashoggi's Ship
  • Breakthru

album: Innuendo (1991)

  • Innuendo
  • I Can't Live With You
  • Delilah
  • Bijou
  • The Show Must Go On

album: Made In Heaven (1995)

  • Let Me Live
  • I Was Born To Love You
  • Too Much Love Will Kill You

Heaven For Everyone - The Cross ft Freddie Mercury
Technically not a Queen song but it has two Queen members on it so I think it counts. (The Cross is a band with Roger Taylor as the lead singer and guitarist). This song is SO beautiful and meaningful and underrated

Some more pictures

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Radio Ga Ga music video
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I Want To Break Free music video
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Freddie and Deaky
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Queen at Live Aid
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some more facts for you

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