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Transcript of Queen
He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2005 for "services to the music industry and for his charity work". May earned a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College in 2007 and is currently the Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.
He was ranked at No. 26 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". In 2012, May was ranked the 2nd greatest guitarist of all time by a Guitar World magazine readers poll. Brian Harold John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951) is a retired English musician. Of the four members of the band, he was the last to join and also the youngest, being only 19 years old when he was recruited by the other members of the band. Deacon wrote a number of Queen's hit singles, including "You're My Best Friend", "I Want to Break Free", and the band's biggest selling single in the United States, "Another One Bites the Dust". He also played electric and acoustic guitars on several albums. John Deacon "I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn't go all that fast." -Brian Harold Roger Meddows Taylor (born 26 July 1949) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. As a drummer he is considered one of the most influential rock drummers of the 1970s and '80s. As a songwriter, Taylor contributed songs to the band's albums from the very beginning, composing at least one track on every album. He plays multiple instruments, including guitar, bass and keyboards. In 2005 he was voted by UK fans as the 8th-greatest drummer in classic rock music history. Roger Meddows Taylor "There's something rather nice about spending the evening hitting things (drums)." -Roger Taylor "Our albums just tend to be collections of songs really, because we all write in the group, all four of us. " -John Deacon Universe Queen Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more radio-friendly works. How successful are they? The band released 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles, and 10 number one DVDs. Estimates of their album sales generally range from 150 million to 300 million albums, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. They received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 Albums Queen Queen II Sheer Heart Attack A Night at the Opera A Day at the Races News of the World Jazz The Game Flash Gordon Hot Space The Works A Kind of Magic The Miracle Innuendo Made in Heaven Queen Facts Brian May's guitar is 200 years old.This is true in a way because he and his dad built it from scratch using a 200-year-old tree. Queen Fact #1 Queen Fact #2 Some teenagers actually think Queen copied Justin Bieber's Somebody To Love, to the point that one of them sued the remaining members of Queen but failed because the lawyer thought it was outrageous. Queen Fact #3 Freddie Mercury was in the bathtub when he got inspired to write the song "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". He had his piano moved beside the tub to start composing. Queen Fact #4 When Queen heard their single, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was top 1, they were in the elevator. They started jumping then the elevator stopped. Mercury stated, "We thought we were going to suffocate in that damned elevator." Videos