Freddie Mercury of Queen - 1st June 1982
Freddie Mercury seen here performing on stage in sports outfit.
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- Principal Members
- John Deacon
- Brian May
- Freddie Mercury
- Roger Taylor
Queen are a seminal English rock band, formed in 1970 in London by Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor, with John Deacon joining the following year. Britain's most successful band of the past three decades, the band rose to prominence during the 1970s and still retains a large international fan base.
The band are noted for their musical diversity, lush multi-layered arrangements, vocal harmonies and incorporation of audience participation into their live performances...
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- 1973 First Queen album released to widespread indifference
- 1974 'Seven Seas of Rhye' becomes their first top ten single
- 1975 'Bohemian Rhapsody' spends nine weeks at the top of the UK charts
- 1976 Queen play Hyde Park in front of (at least) 150,000 people
- 1981 Make history touring South America to record audiences
- 1984 Cause controversy by playing South Africa's Sun City
- 1985 Play to 325,000 people in Rio then play Live Aid and steal the show
- 1991 Freddie Mercury dies
- 1992 A concert held in Mercury's honour is televised to 2 billion viewers
- 1997 John Deacon retires
- 2005 Queen tour with Bad Company/Free vocalist Paul Rodgers
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Top 10 Tracks
These are the tracks that are most listened to by users of Last.FM.
- 1 Bohemian Rhapsody played 7,029 times
- 2 Killer Queen played 4,964 times
- 3 Another One Bites the Dust played 4,583 times
- 4 We Will Rock You played 4,547 times
- 5 Don't Stop Me Now played 4,463 times
- 6 We Are the Champions played 4,183 times
- 7 Crazy Little Thing Called Love played 3,613 times
- 8 Somebody to Love played 3,442 times
- 9 Fat Bottomed Girls played 3,383 times
- 10 You're My Best Friend played 3,125 times
This chart is not created by the BBC and is only reflective of the listening habits of users of Last.FM.