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Who are the members of Queen?
Freddie Mercury - Lead Vocals, Piano, Harpsichord, Synth. Born in Zanzibar 5th September 1946 and became a table tennis and boxing champion!

Brian May – Lead Guitar, Piano, Bells, Ukelele, Toy Koto, Harp, Synth, Vocals. Born in Hampton, Middlesex 19th July 1947 and is now known as Dr.May.
Roger Taylor – Percussion, Guitar, Synth, Vocals. Born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk 26th July 1949 and became known as the legendary drummer of Cornwall.

John Deacon – Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Piano, Synth. Born in Leicester 19th August 1951and became the final ace in Queen.

When did the band form?
The legendary band comprising of four university students was formed in London in 1970 with 3 different bass players (Mike Grose, Barry Mitchell and Doug Bogie) and finally John joined February 1971 and was originally known as Deacon John.

What where the member doing before the band?
Freddie became a qualified illustrator and graphic designer; Brian studied astro-physics and became an Astronomer for four years and also taught at a Comprehensive School; Roger studied at Dental College and John studying Electronics.

Who wrote the band’s songs?
All four members of the band were able to individually write high quality million selling songs which include the classics:- Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie), Another One Bites The Dust (John), A Kind Of Magic (Roger) and We Will Rock You (Brian). Rogers first composition Modern Times Rock N Roll was included on the bands debut album (Queen). John started writing with Misfire on the bands third album (Sheer Heart Attack). Freddie and Brian were the principal writers.

What were Queen like in concert?
Queen went on to become one of the essential live bands to see, stealing the show to universal acclaim at 1985’s Live Aid concert, and were one of the bands that helped pioneer and develop ‘stadium rock’. Queen hold many records for being “the first” at doing many accolades including the first band to use an intro tape at the beginning of a concert (Procession). They were also the first to use a moving lighting rig and used many spectacular rigs throughout their career including the infamous ‘pizza oven rig.

Apart from amazing live shows and all the hits, do the band have any trademarks?                                                                                                              
The band’s trademarks include Freddie’s half microphone stand, which started off by accident when one came apart in the middle of a show with his Liverpool band Ibex and Freddie couldn’t reassemble it due to the weight and he thought a ‘gimmick’ was just what he needed!                                                                                                          

Brian’s instantly recognisable guitar, the ‘Red Special’, which was completely designed, crafted and built by Brian and his father at their home, using ingredients like an antique fireplace, a knitting needle, and motorcycle valve springs. The band were also known for their outrageous lavish parties.

Do Queen have a Fan Club?
Queen also have one of the largest fan clubs of any rock band in the world, and is recognised by the Guiness Book Of Records as the longest running fan club ever! Formed in 1974 and the fan club continues to this day with an army of dedicated followers. The Fan Club hold many events throughout each year with the ultimate 4 day annual convention.

When did Freddie Mercury die?
Tragically, Freddie died of an AIDS related illness on 24th November 1991. A special tribute featuring some of early nineties top rock and pop artists was held at the famous London Wembley Stadium on Easter Monday in 1992. All 72,000 tickets for the concert sold out within four hours of the show being announced. The televised event reached one billion people around the globe.

What is We Will Rock You?
Carrying on the torch, in Spring 2002, the musical ‘We Will Rock You’ (written by Queen and Ben Elton) opened at the Dominion Theatre in London, and has since also opened in various cities around the world. We Will Rock You continues to tour the world and has achieved critical acclaimed worldwide success.

Are Queen still active as a band?
Very much so. Queen are still continuing to release live DVDs and albums plus the remaining members of Queen have toured the world to sold out venues with former Free & Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers. Queen + Paul Rodgers released an album of new material in 2008, The Cosmos Rocks. Queen have a new UK record company which has big plans to release more product. Queen as a band will be round for a lot longer yet.

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Henry

This page should update :)

Roy Matthews

Will the show We Will Rock You ever do a UK tour to smaller venues? I live in Ramsgate Kent, near to Margate Winter Gardens or Folkestone Theatre, or will it return to a London venue, there are still loads of people who would like to see it.

Caroline

I'm curious. Where is Freddie's trademark microphone at today? Is it displayed somewhere?

Vitaliy

Hello Queen.I am from Russia.I am your fan since 9 years old.So,i have one question.Could you tell me,who is singing a song"To much love will kill you"?Brian May or Freddie?

Scott

Please, don't be elitist. Release music to more than just iTunes.

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WE are blathering All Here with OUR Producers and, The party Will Be OPEN BAR! FUCK !

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You CAN go dressed , naked , fucking anything goes !

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Thing will get fucking fucked! I will not speak of Everything here because : I Do not wanna spoil the surprise !

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Anastasia Mitina

please have a look at this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo6h41ohR_g

confucius

how did the band meet

emma

how many albums and songs do queen have

unknown

how many albums do queen have

Christopher Mitchelson

No Queen+Adam Lambert Show next year in Liverpool Echo Arena. Why miss out Liverpool.

Claire

So disappointed you did not come to Adelaide, South Australia. From the UK and been a fan for a long time, would have loved the opportunity to see you.

Eric

QUEEN IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am using we will rock you for a music assessment at the moment

John

Is there an official youtube channel ?

peter crawshaw

come on guy's! when will you be telling us about the uk shows?

Mattie K

WOW WOW WOW!

Saw you guys + Adam Lambert last night in Perth, WA!!!

What a night.....just a fantastic night, with a great crowd and THE BEST Rock Band in the world! Waited all my life to see you guys, a wait well worth it.

Absolutely blown away, seeing the legends! I think Adam Lambert did an amazing job on vocals, and very worthy of belting out all those classic Queen tracks along side Brian & Roger. (Roger's sone was pretty awesome on drums too....just like his old man!).

Thank you for putting this show together and sharing with us Down Under. I've waited nearly 40 years to see you live.....my life is now complete :0)

Nancy

Brian, Roger, could you come to play to Ushuaia? and If it were possible John too? I wish you could.
I'm sorry about my grammar, my English is not good.
I love you.

Nancy from Argentina.

Nancy

Could you come to play to Ushuaia? It would be absolutely wonderful!

Vasil Krumov

I've no question,only request. Please come to Sofia. Bulgaria desire to see you.

karon adams

I know Queen played in Hungary. I am watching the Hungarian Concert as I type. My best friend's family is "Old Country Hungarian' and were a MAJOR part of the Hungarian uprising in 1956. They escaped in the cliché way (clichés ARE clichés for a reason) their young son, then an infant, was in a suitcase and they gave their wedding rings to the border guard. That man must have quite a gold reserve. Anyway, in the refugee camps Joseph (pronounced jo SEPH) was Nixon's tour guide and interpreter. So, that is the background.

Now for the question. Did the band have an opportunity to visit the Blessed Kinga Mines? if so, I KNOW Freddie would have instinctively sung in that space. I would be ENTHRALLED to hear him even just doing vocal exercises in that space. It is just an INCREDIBLEE place. A full on band song recorded there would be insanely fabulous but ANYTHING would have been great. there is a chapel there that rivals some of the MOST elaborate Cathedrals in the world. and EVERYTHING, statuary, seats, alter, EVERYTHING is carved of salt. it is AMAZING. I really hope Freddie had a chance to see that wonderful site and I encourage the band to stop by there and play a few notes the next time they are in Hungary.

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