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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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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.

ANA CARoLINA

Adam Lambert And Queen my Birthday is july
My invite Adam and queen
Adam my telephone number

ana

I'm a 58 year-old portuguese woman. I just want to thank the band a lot for all the music. Thank you very much for all you've given me. I wish you the best!

Jan Sylvester

Hi,

My fiance' is a HUGE Queen fan, possessing every album and DVD there is, and he talks a lot about the music. A huge fan of the band, but Freddie is his idol. He did see Freddie perform live with Queen twice in the 80's. It is my fiance's 50th Birthday on the 27th July, and I would really like to get him something Queen related for his birthday. I had thought of a life size cut out of Freddie, but I cannot find one anywhere! Have you any suggestions of really unusual and fab Queen related gifts. It has been a very difficult year for me, and my fiance' has been incredibly supportive, so I would like to get him a great gift for his 50th! I hope that you can help me by suggesting something! :-) Many thanks. Jan x

Jan Sylvester

Hi,

My fiance' is a HUGE Queen fan, possessing every album and DVD there is, and he talks a lot about the music. A huge fan of the band, but Freddie is his idol. He did see Freddie perform live with Queen twice in the 80's. It is my fiance's 50th Birthday on the 27th July, and I would really like to get him something Queen related for his birthday. I had thought of a life size cut out of Freddie, but I cannot find one anywhere! Have you any suggestions of really unusual and fab Queen related gifts. It has been a very difficult year for me, and my fiance' has been incredibly supportive, so I would like to get him a great gift for his 50th! I hope that you can help me by suggesting something! :-) Many thanks. Jan x

Fernando Cortopassi

BRAVADO PROBLEMS

Dear friends,

I'm Fernando Cortopassi, 40 years old, Brazilian, for some reason I never had the opportunity to go to any show here in Brazil.
Because of that and despite all Brazilian economic problems, once I knew the release of "A Night at the Odeon" and that amazing show, I joined some pennies and boght the limited edition box set, via Bravado.

I fully understand Bravado is an american company and I'm leaving below Equator but the fact is that, so far, I don't received it even considering my credit card has been debited and, to complete the picture, I cannot access Bravado site because it's not recognizing my access data. I already sent some messages from their Online Help but I just received automatic answers.

So I don't know if I'll received or not nor how can I access Bravado website - I tried million times to change password and so but with no success.

Sorry to use this tool to try solving such problem but, for instance, if you can help me somehow, I really appreciate.

About the band, anything against Adam Lambert - brilliant singer, no doubt! - but I'm old-fashioned fan... and they were / are great musicians. From my perspectives, they're (all four originals) genious!!

Ulrich Walder

Dear All
My name is Ulrich Walder. I’m admiring Queen for almost 40 years, thinking it is the best band ever.
As a former professor at Graz University of Technology I founded a small startup company AIONAV Systems Ltd) together with three brilliant students four years ago. Our goal is to enable everyone to produce sophisticated Apps for mobiles without any programming. The products are finished and will be promoted from now on. It is a real revolution not only from point of view of technology, but much more in the way how private people, companies, social institutions, schools and universities can use and produce content on mobile devices at very low cost. First Apps you find in the Stores of Apple and Google asking for aionav (museums, tourism, education, botanical gardens, band, etc). Much more are used internally at social institutions, schools and universities).
My question: We want to produce some videos about how to use our App-Studio (see: our first video at www.facebook.com/appyourpassion with almost 750’000 views). In fact the very best song I know to set the videos to music would be ‘It’s a kind of magic’. What are the possibilities (and the costs for a small startup) to do so?
Thank you for your answer in advance and all the best to all the band members in 2016!

Olivia

http://youtu.be/dREKkAk628I

michael stempel

Dear Ian-Highlander,

my name is Michael Stempel. I´m German and play the game "ETS2". For this I like to use two Queen skins as my avatar on the peterbilt. The skins will only be used in the singleplayer modus.
I would be happy to get permission.

Greetings
Michael Stempel

Rinus van Amstel

I've seen all the concerts of Queen in the Netherlands from the Statenhal in the Hague till the last with Adam Lambert in A'dam. Is their any chance that their will be a concert in Holland in 2016??

Jill Parry

Would love to know when you guys will be coming back to the United States. My husband and I are HUGE fans and have not yet been able to go to one of your concerts. We would truly love it if you do come to the states to let everyone know, well especially us!!!!! You guys still rock and we love the addition of Adam Lambert!!

David A.G

Can i use queen song in my videos on youtube i want i have a song in the background but do i have the rights?

RAKOTONIRINA Mamy José

Hello.
I am a Malagasy people and live in Madagascar, this great island in the east of Africa in the Indian ocean.
I lead a small Gospel choral in our village. And as a Queen lover, I want too much to use some Queen playback for my choral but with Malagasy lyrics, especially those soft songs (eg. too much love will kill you, save me, hard life, ...). Of course, it is not a business use. So, please how do I do to have the necessary authorization and courtesy for this use.
In all case, I thank you too much for everything especially for this one. Salutation for Brian, Roger and John and sweet thought for Freddy.
josé

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