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The Rock Band Queen

The Rock Band Queen: History and Impact of the Group

Tina Schwahn

on 30 March 2012

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Formed in 1971 London, England Members:
Freddie Mercury - Lead Vocals
Brian May - Guitar/Vocals
Roger Taylor - Drums/Vocals
John Deacon - Bass/Vocals 1972 they were signed to EMI Records Initial works were heavy metal but in time
incorporated diverse and innovative styles
including pregressive rock and even funk. the release of Sheer Heart Attack (1974) and A Night at the Opera (1975) gained the band international success, both critically and commercially. The group's roots can be traced back to the demise of the band Smile, of which May and Taylor were part. They were joined by a Farrokh Bulsara who changed the band's name to Queen, and his own to Freddie Mercury, and adopted the role of lead vocalist In 1987, Mercury was diagnosed HIV positive and in 1991 died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS.
Deacon's retirement followed in 1997.
Since then, May and Taylor have infrequently performed together at special events and programs.
Between 2004 and 2009 the duo collaborated with Paul Rodgers under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers. The band has released a total of 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles, and 10 number one DVDs worldwide making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. In modern surveys Queen has been described as giving the greatest live performance ever, producing the greatest single in history, and being the best British band of all time. They have been honoured with seven Ivor Novello awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 Bohemian Rhapsody #1 single of all time according to EveryHit.com compilation of polls by Virgin, Q Magazine (2006), Radio 2 (2004), Guinness (2002), Radio 1 (1998) and Mojo Magazine (1997). Queen's Legacy Queen is remembered for its never-seen-before theatrics, showmanship, camp and bombast so much that critics have since classified the band as a major player in the evolution of rock music. Queen is noted in particular for its musical eclecticism and ground-breaking live shows. Queen is credited by artists as diverse as Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Guns n' Roses, Def Leppard, Trent Reznor, Robbie Williams, George Michael, Metallica, The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day (for their album "American Idiot"), Foo Fighters, and The Darkness, and Joan Osborne as having a major influence on their sounds. Guitar Hero
SingStar Queen for PS2 and PS3
Lego Rock Band
DJ Hero “I always loved rock and pop and theater.
When I discovered Queen and David Bowie is when it really came together for me and I realized I could do all three,” says Gaga, who nicked her name from Queen’s song “Radio Gaga”. “Amongst all that furor, there wasn’t really a quiet moment to talk. But Roger Taylor and I are definitely hoping to have a meaningful conversation with (Lambert) at some point. It’s not like we, as Queen, would rush into coalescing with another singer just like that. It isn’t that easy. But I’d certainly like to work with Adam. That is one amazing instrument he has there.”
-Brian May after American Idol performance of "We Are the Champions" School music for
marching band
and choir 2005 Guinness Book of World Records
1,322 weeks = 27 years on the UK album charts 12,225 websites dedicated
to Queen Tribute Bands TV and Film Joe Russo of
Almost Queen
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