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London, United Kingdom (1970 – 1997)

Queen were an English rock band originally consisting of four members: vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bass guitarist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor.

The band formed in London in 1970 after May and Taylor’s former band Smile split after having released an album and single. Freddie replaced lead vocalist Tim Staffell, after the latter’s departure from the original trio.

There was much deliberation as to what the band’s name would be. May and Taylor had settled upon the Grand Dance, derived from a C.S. Lewis Trilogy of books Out Of The Silent Planet.

Ultimately, the band went with Queen, a name that was entirely Freddie’s. Originally Roger and, especially, Brian did not like the name, though Mercury would eventually persuade them both that it was “right” for the band.

“Years ago I thought up the name Queen… It’s just a name, but it’s very regal, and it sounds splendid. It’s a strong name, very universal and immediate. It had a lot of visual potential and was open to all sorts of interpretations. I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it. “
- Freddie Mercury.

Queen went through several bass players before a young electronics major by the name of John Deacon arrived on the scene in January of 1971.

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  • Krystalicznaa

    Happy birthday Deaky :)

    Yesterday 10:07pm Reply
  • mylullaby666

    Really looking forward on the 'new' album! [6]

    17 Aug 6:10pm Reply
  • armageddonbound

    weird al - another one rides the bus > queen - another one bites the dust, weird al vocals > freddy mercury, weird al spoof songs > the original songs.

    15 Aug 10:20pm Reply
  • FelipeStallone

    Queen + Adam Lambert <3

    15 Aug 2:44pm Reply
  • Violinyana

    Really looking forward on the 'new' album! [5]

    12 Aug 4:12pm Reply
  • Glen15Queen

    animeshkanaruto, иди МОЛЧА и МИМО, очень глупая девочка.. Не позорь себя, свою страну и язык, на котором разговариваешь...

    12 Aug 2:08pm Reply
  • animeshkanaruto

    Действительно же хуйня галимая, педик на вокале, какие-то лохи подыгрывают ему, да и фанаты у этих типов просто мерзость. Как они там метко спели в одной из песен: ГАВ-НО!!!!!!!!! И оказались правы.

    12 Aug 10:51am Reply
  • agentice

    Don't stop me now, I'm having such a good time~<3

    8 Aug 5:16am Reply
  • TheRazboynick_2

    @drochlen Твоё мнение очень важно для нас. :)

    6 Aug 5:11pm Reply
  • CyberMusicLover

    My favorite Band of all time! Freddie Mercury is sorely missed and I cannot wait to get the brand new Album when it gets released at the end of the year. It is going yo be awesome!

    5 Aug 5:22am Reply
  • Overture1383

    Вот вы долбаебы :) ага, это я про тех, кто плохо отзывается о Queen. Особенно это очевидно, когда посмотришь на их чартики)))

    4 Aug 11:04am Reply
  • RabbitRicochet9

    Пара действительно хитовых песен есть но не более_Не знаю за что все их легендарными считают

    3 Aug 4:41pm Reply
  • jakubju

    Thumbs up!

    31 Jul 10:37pm Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Really looking forward on the 'new' album! [4]

    31 Jul 2:58pm Reply
  • jkralovich

    ATLANTIC CITY REVIEW PLUS VIDEO: http://tonightatdawn.com/2014/07/27/queen-adam-lambert-seaside-rendezvous/ AMAZING SHOW!!

    30 Jul 3:19am Reply
  • s1rgey

    Two thumbs up

    29 Jul 3:46pm Reply
  • i_woke_up_dead

    grisha_leps, рот твой хуйня! С уважением, Сергей Г.

    29 Jul 10:14am Reply
  • grisha_leps

    ХУЙНЯ

    26 Jul 4:05pm Reply
  • Glen15Queen

    Happy Birthday, Roger!

    26 Jul 7:59am Reply
  • pbmkendall

    My dad's favorite rock

    26 Jul 1:28am Reply
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