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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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Stacey McConnell

Hi,

I would love the chance to purchase some advertising space on your website queenonline.com. I have a few clients that I think would be a great fit for your niche.

Please let me know if this is something you’d like to hear more about and we can take it from there.

Thanks for your time.
Stacey McConnell

Andrus

I just heard Panic at the Disco sing their version of Bohemian Rhapsody for the movie Suicide Squad. PLEASE QUEEN STOP THIS!!! It is terrible and just disgusting to hear. Long live Freddie Mercury and QUEEN!!!! Only you can sing this masterpiece!!

Best,
Andrus (SUPER QUEEN FAN)

Bartlomiej

Tom Chaplin is the best!!!!! He should sing queen songs!!! He is the best!!! Adam Lambert is SUKCS!!!!
Listen go this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da__o9TpJPA
He is the best Queen singer!!!
Of course Freddie was the best!!!!!!!

Best regards,
Bartlomiej

Roland Guareschi

The local radio station has started playing we will rock you - we are the champions but it is an extended version of we will rock you - extra drum kick and guitar solo - I have quite a few Queen albums but havent Heard this version - any ideas where to get it??

acapellaluv

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OUT NAT'L TOURS, 2 SOLD-OUT CHRISTMAS TOURS & SOLD-OUT UK TOUR, ETC!! (YOUTUBE W/HEADPHONES
>>BASS: "LONDON LIVE", "MUSICNEWS" - interview or
live session, "BBC2", etc)!!
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2) THEY DID AN AMAAAZING "BUTTS REMIX" (classier then it sounds), Incl. a rockin' 'FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS"!!!
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3) WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT THE GUYS OF 'QUEEN'
HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT??......WE THINK THAT IT IS AWESOME!!!!..THESE GUYS ARE BLOWING UP!!
(Their latest version of "MY CHURCH" is gospel-y rockin'(!
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I need no reply, but perhaps a reply here on this site?Thx!!
:) :)

John Darby

A co-worker of mine said he used to have Queen 1 vinyl in a velvet cover. Can not find any site to prove this.
Was this a real release, or is my co-worker mistaken?

Sky Moore

Hello! So in a few months my boyfriend's birthday will be coming up and I would really love to get him something that he will be able to never forget. He has idolized Queen for many many years, and I was hoping that I could have a note or email from the band wishing him happy birthday. Very sorry to bother you, but I know that he would be so incredibly happy to get something like this. Thank you.
-Sky

Thomas Crosby

A few years ago, I was at a thrift store and I found a 45rpm single by Queen. The A-side is "One Love" and the B-side is "Blurred Love." I have searched for the song "Blurred Love" on CD with no luck. Any chance that the song will be released on a CD release as a bonus track on the album A Kind of Magic, which is the album that "One Visions" is on?

Sarah Barnes

I already asked dr may about it but didn't get much of a response from him. I am a deaf Queenie fan with a small amount of hearing left and I would like to know if Queen ever thought to put the actual lyrics of the actual songs in dvds so that it would be easier for people like myself can follow the words to all of the songs. I only know a few songs by heart and I am struggling to follow the rest of the songs. I would appreciate if I could get a response back and thank you in advance.

Andrew Jackson

Hello, my name is Andrew Jackson, and I'm making a Youtube video on the NHL Playoffs. If I wish to use one of Queen's songs in this video, how would I contact you personally for permission?

I would appreciate a response soon.

-Andrew

Andrew Jackson

Hello, my name is Andrew Jackson, and I'm making a Youtube video on the NHL Playoffs. If I wish to use one of Queen's songs in this video, how would I contact you personally for permission?

I would appreciate a response soon.

-Andrew

Samantha Grant

Am at my wits end. Have VIP for Padua and nothing from the ticket sales aside from a repeat of a general email. As we are leaving to spend time in Venice we need to know what is happening. Please help!

Andrey Pokasov

Hello Mr. May and Mr. Taylor.

My name is Andrey Pokasov. I'm from Russia, Togliatti. I have long been an admirer of Queen. And one day I mounted a video from the movie The Hitman is a song Queen The Hitman. So I want to ask you, how do you feel will concern? And if you want to see the edited video of me?

Thank you in advance.
With the best regards.
Andrew Pokasov.

Mike

Recently I found that some users on Soundcloud upload songs performed by Queen as their own and share it under Creative Commons License. Soundcloud's policy says that I can report copyright infringement only if I am the owner or representative of the owner, so I can do nothing about it. Are there any means to make SC move their fingers?

Rainie Tseng

Dear Sir,

I am Rainie Tseng from FUN ENTERTAINMENT in Taiwan.

As a fan of QUEEN, we are very interested in inviting QUEEN to Taiwan! We deeply believe that their showmanship and performance can truly leave a lasting impression on the audience here in Taiwan.

FUN ENTERTAINMENT is an entertainment company that focuses on the production, marketing, promotion and execution of various brand events, exhibitions, public performances and concerts in the Greater China area (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). August 16, 2015, we had held the officially sponsoring and promoting Japanese superstar Sheena Ringo’s concert in Taipei. Feb.28,2016 held the live show of 1llionaire Records World Tour in Taipei.

We would be honored to have an opportunity to work with you and QUEEN, and we look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Best regards,
Rainie

Starky

Hy,
i´m now 43 Years old, own every CD of the best Band on this planet, read every book about Queen, have seen every docu and on may the 27 this year i will join my first Queen concert in my life! I´m so happy to see this guys.... I love their music now for 35 years. Unfortenatly i was on the last concert 1986 too young to join it.... ok, my Dad would never visit it wih me.... Poor starky....
They just the greatest Band on earth... Untill now and in the future!! Sad, that Freddie couldn´t be here... when i see the videos with him, i´m starting crying almost every time...
But Adam makes a fantastic job and let the memories of Freddie live!!!

Thaks guys that you keep entertaining the World and make the rocking world go around!!!!

Please play in colonge Brighton rock with the superp Brian Solo....

Thanks and see you soon.... Starky

Lisa

One of the most uniquely creative bands EVER!! If any one were to fill Freddie's shoes it would be Adam Lambert. Well done... Good choice and keep rockin.

Carol Anne Stratton

Please put me on the tour email list of playing in my area

bob

I hate queen

nicolas

Hello there,

I'll be in London from March 5th to 7th. Do you know any Queen museum or exhibition, or any other places we should go to experiment Queen story?

Thanks for your assistrance.

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