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Brian May

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Feltham, London, United Kingdom

There are at least 2 artists with the name Brian May

1) Born on 19th July 1947 in Feltham, England to parents Harold and Ruth May, Brian May is probably best known as the guitarist for English rock band Queen. Within the band he introduced unique triple layered guitar harmonies, created on his home made guitar “Red Special”, which has become his trademark over the years. He also made his mark during the Queen’s jubilee by playing God Save The Queen on top of Buckingham Palace to begin the concert.

In addition to having huge success as a member of Queen, Brian May also has a string of solo albums including “Back To The Light” and “Another World”, as well as having written soundtrack material such as “Furia”. Brian also collaborates with artists like Paul Rodgers, Ian hunter, Eddie Van Halen and many more.

Besides being a talented musician (he can play guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, keyboards, and many other instruments, as well as having the ability to sing), Brian is also a recognized astronomer. He has been made a Doctor in the field of Physics, and has recently been awarded a Doctorate in Astronomy after finishing his thesis, started in the early 1970s before Queen gained recognition. In 2006 he collaborated with Sir Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott to release “Bang! The Complete History Of The Universe”. It has since been released in a number of languages.

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