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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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Fabio Rodrigues

Hi Sir/Madam I am A Student Studying Video-Games & me & my Work Colleagues because I made A student Studio with others are in a middle of creating a game anyway I was Wondering If I could get permission to use Queen Music for the soundtrack of the game

Your Faithfully & big Fan
Fabio Rodrigues

Karin durand

Will adam lambert be singing with the band when they play in winnipeg, manitoba, canada this summer? Loved him in american idol and he is a perfect addition to your great band.

Bob Fountain

Who wrote WE ARE Champion?

Neli

I am curious to find out if there is any difference between The Treasures Of Queen Book published in 2014 & 40 Years Of Queen Book published in 2011? I know they are both by the same author. Is all the material in the books the same? Many thanks.

Julia

Good day! I was in a Queen Studio Experience and watched the movie that was shown there. Is it possible to buy it or download somewhere?

Joanne Mortlock

Hi


I am not sure if you would be interested or not but when we went on the Anthem of the Seas for our holiday (30 April) Brian May and Anita Dobson his wife was on board the cruise. They were watching the production We Will Rock You and afterwards he got on stage to say how fantastic and proud he was with the show.



We have a few pictures of him in the crowd, us with him and Anita and a video of him on stage thanking the production team for doing a great job.



If you would like any of these then please contact me via email or by calling me on 07891885443.


Regards





Joanne Mortlock

gog advice

for a new chain of restaurants in ger / aut / swiss
we are considering using a name of a particular queen song.

we would be glad getting some contact to get the proper
permission.

all the best

GoG

Charles "Woody" Conway

Dear Sirs

My Company has been asked to right and create an education film for healthcare managements systems. I would like to know who I need to contact to get permission to use the melody from Bohemian Rhapsody in a parody.

Thank You for all your Time
Woody Conway VP ICH

Ondrej Fiser

Dear Sir, Madam,

My name is Ondrej Fiser and I live in Brno, Czech Republic. My best friend is going to get married this May. He has always been a great supporter of The Queen.

I would like to surprise him and print out for him a figurine of Freddie Mercury (1:1 size), so that he can be on the picture from our stag party that we are going to have with the close friends on 2nd May 2015.

Hereby I would like to ask you, if you have a suitable HD picture of Freddie, that we could print out on a cardboard. We need just the picture. There is none of such quality on the internet available for download.

Would you be able to help please? It would be a great present and surprise for him.

Please let me know,

Thank you very much for your time and help,

Ondrej Fiser

Sergiu

Hi I likeAnother one bites the dust,We will rock you,We are the champions,One vision.

Diego de Mattos

Hello I am Brazilian, I start talking about the immense happiness that provided the back of you people who like real music. You are a legend that will never die, as the coming of you to Rock in Rio was confirmed, I would like to make a request on behalf of the Brazilian people, do the show with the same songs made the show at Wembley in July 12.1986, if possible, this show would be for the story and I guarantee that would be the best rock show in the river, do not say it will not, but this would be unforgettable. You are incredible, who was king one day never lose majesty, eternal life to QUEEM !!!!!

Annika Larsson

I really like your song Anotherone bites the dust. I like everything about it, the text, the melody and especially the tuff rytm and of cource the refrain.

But I really want to know what it means. Anotherone bites the dust.

I think it means that one more person did a big failure. The person tried hard to do someting but it didn´t succeed and he wasn´t the first one to failure. Everyone can see it too. Perhaps it has something to do with taking the step to oficially tell that you are gay. But there usually are so much resistance among peaple that it usually fails.

Hope you can read. I´m not an expert in English.

Have a nice time !
Soon the spring is here.

Annika from Sweden

Annika Larsson

I really like your song Anotherone bites the dust. I like everything about it, the text, the melody and especially the tuff rytm and of cource the refrain.

But I really want to know what it means. Anotherone bites the dust.

I think it means that one more person did a big failure. The person tried hard to do someting but it didn´t succeed and he wasn´t the first one to failure. Everyone can see it too. Perhaps it has something to do with taking the step to oficially tell that you are gay. But there usually are so much resistance among peaple that it usually fails.

Hope you can read. I´m not an expert in English.

Have a nice time !
Soon the spring is here.

Annika from Sweden

chef

i am trying to track down contact details for john reid. would you be able to assist me please

Frank Gentile

I am a cuban Queen fan since 29 years ago. Every minute in my life Queen music have been present in my mind.
I am living in Barcelona sice 2007 and I went to your concert.
Is there any possibility to work with you?
Thank you in advance!

Karon Adams

I wondered if Roger can still hit those notes he hit in Lap of the Gods (she wondered while listening and frying crisps)

James Wardle

608A group of us were working the other day and listening to the radio and a "QUEEN" song came on and someone in the group asked if anyone ever heard how the band came up with the name "QUEEN".

James Wardle

A group of us were working the other day and listening to the radio and a "QUEEN" song came on and someone in the group asked if anyone ever heard how the band came up with the name "QUEEN".

Tom Weeden

Hi...Im sorry but your choice of Adam lamvert is the worst. You should have Marc Martell as your Freddie....he is much better than Adam....My God...he won the competian for your band.....Stop with the much lesser queen...and take Marc///he is Freddie......

Julie

My dear friend Gaynor and her son,

are coming to see the band on Saturday at the O2 - she is terminally ill and hoping that she will make it to her son's 18th birthday on the 28th Januray - this concert is a big deal for them and I was thinking, hoping that some how we could make it extra special for them, and possibly they could meet the band afterwards.

Apologies this is all bit last minute, but we didn't really know if she would have made it his far, as initlally they didn't think she would have made it to Christmas, such is the spirit of this women.

Anything you could do would be appreciated.

Kind regards
Julie

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