Queen

Queen

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Queen are one of the greatest bands in the history of rock, and we love them wholeheartedly here at Gold with hits from We Will Rock You to I Want To Break Free. Formed in 1970, their classic lineup was Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. 

Birth Names:

  • Farookh Bulsara (Freddie Mercury)
  • Brian May
  • Roger Taylor
  • John Deacon

Born:

  • Freddie: September 5th 1946 in Zanzibar, Tanzania (died November 24th, 1991)
  • Brian: July 19th 1947 in - Twickenham, England
  • Roger: July 26th 1949 in - Norfolk, England
  • John: August 19th 1951 in - Leicester, England

 Career Highlights:

  • Their biggest selling single is Bohemian Rhapsody, which held the number one spot for nine weeks. It was later re-released in 1991 following Freddie Mercury’s death, and it became the first single in history to reach number 1 in the UK singles chart twice.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody was used in the 1992 film "Wayne's World", in a scene that featured the characters head-banging to the song in a car.
  • The hit 'Radio Ga Ga' reached number 1 in 19 countries.
  • In 1981 they became the first band to make a stadium tour of South America.
  • Number 1 singles include Under Pressure and Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • They performed at Live Aid in 1985 which was watched by around 400 million people worldwide.
  • The band wrote the score for feature film 'Flash Gordon'.
  • The band were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002.
  • Queen and Ben Elton wrote the West End musical 'We Will Rock You', which has just celebrated it's 8th anniversary at the Dominion Theatre in London.
  • In 2001 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • In 2004, the band got together with singer Paul Rodgers and embarked on a worldwide tour as Queen and Paul Rodgers.

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