Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.

Before forming Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in Smile. Mercury, then known by his birth name, Farrokh "Freddie" Bulsara, was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. Mercury joined in 1970, suggested the name "Queen", and adopted his familiar stage name. Deacon was recruited before the band recorded their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 which brought them international success. The latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and also helped to popularise the music video.

The band's 1977 album News of the World contained "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", which have become anthems at sporting events. By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. "Another One Bites the Dust" (1980) became their best-selling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been ranked among the greatest in rock history by various music publications. In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. May and Taylor have performed under the Queen name with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert as vocalists on tours since.

Estimates of their record sales range from 150 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Queen received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Each member of Queen has composed multiple hit singles, and all four band members were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.



Bohemian Rhapsody
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band Queen.
God Save the Queen
"God Save the Queen" (alternatively "God Save the King", depending on the gender of the reigning monarch) is the national or royal anthem in a number of Commonwealth realms, their territories, and the British Crown Dependencies.
We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You (often abbreviated as WWRY) is a musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton.
Another One Bites the Dust
"Another One Bites the Dust" is a 1980 song by British rock band Queen.

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Adam Lambert and Queen to tour Germany and Italy in 2018
  –  February 3, 2018
Grammy-nominated pop star Adam Lambert and classic rock group Queen have announced new show dates in Italy and Germany, as part of "One More Round The Block!" On June 13, they will be performing at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, and on June 19 ...
Michelle Obama Dances With 2-Year-Old Girl Who Called Her a Queen
  –  March 6, 2018
Michelle Obama adorably came face-to-face with Parker Curry, a 2-year-old fan who declared her the queen, on Tuesday ... up at Michelle Obama’s portrait that went viral,” the musician explained, alongside the photo of Parker admiring Obama’s portrait.
Queen revealed as headline act for this summer’s TRSNMT festival at Glasgow Green
  –  March 6, 2018
TRNSMT 2018 are ready to Rock You this summer – by adding Queen to their list of headliners in Glasgow. The legendary British rock band – now fronted by American Idol star Adam Lambert – have been added to an already star-studded list of performing ...
Queen and Adam Lambert in Portugal this summer
  –  February 23, 2018
Legendary British rock band, Queen, are returning to Portugal this summer with US singer, Adam Lambert, as part of the band’s European tour. The concert is to take place on 7 June at the Altice Arena in Lisbon’s Park of Nations. Tickets go on sale this ...
Musical 'Treasure': 'Queen of Rockabilly' Wanda Jackson to get rare state cultural distinction
  –  February 28, 2018
For Wanda Jackson, Oklahoma has always been a convenient spot to leave from and a wonderful place to come home to. “Both coasts are about the same distance apart when you tour all year long. And I could go in and do an album here and there,” the Rock ...
Queen & Adam Lambert for Marlay Park this July
  –  March 5, 2018
Queen + Adam Lambert’s magnificent 2017/2018 touring show ... to facilitate and deliver the upcoming Capital XTRA ‘Music Potential’ programme. An art-rock band for lovers of Lou Reed, Bowie, The Divine Comedy and The Beatles, Five Grand Stereo ...


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