Queen Biography (Wikipedia)
Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John Deacon (bass). 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.
Before forming Queen, May and Taylor had played together in the band Smile. Mercury was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. He joined in 1970 and suggested the name "Queen". Deacon was recruited in March 1971, before the band released their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974. Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 brought them international success. The latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and helped popularise the music video format.
- Roger Taylor: Which Queen song were Megadeth & Slayer singing?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nryhc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nryhc.jpg2016-06-10T08:07:00.000ZChris catches up with Queen's Roger Taylor before headlining Isle of Wight Festival.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03xwn33
Roger Taylor: Which Queen song were Megadeth & Slayer singing?
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[LISTEN] Queen's Roger Taylor chats to 6Music Breakfast
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We Will Rock You Cast in Session
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Brian May and Kerry Ellis chat to Steve Wright
- Queen on Queenhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01pbj47.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01pbj47.jpg2014-01-05T12:44:00.000ZQueen talk about their formation, influences and their need for tight production control.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01pbj8k
Queen on Queen
- Freddie Mercury is inducted into the Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dwg0m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dwg0m.jpg2013-08-11T19:59:00.000ZRadio 2 listener Jan Carciofo in Warwick nominates Freddie Mercury for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01dwg0z
Freddie Mercury is inducted into the Singers Hall of Fame