Queen, the famed British glam-rock band, reached the top of U.S. and U.K. charts with songs like "Killer Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You" and "Another One Bites the Dust." Explore this group to learn more about the popular foursome, including Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor.
Singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946, in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He studied piano in boarding school in India and befriended numerous musicians at London's Ealing College of Art. The music of Mercury's band, Queen, reached the top of U.S. and British charts. Mercury died of AIDS-related bronchial pneumonia on November 24, 1991, at age 45.
Born on July 26, 1949, in King's Lynn, England, Roger Taylor would become a member of famed band Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury, releasing major hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Under Pressure." Taylor embarked on a solo career, releasing several albums, and also formed group The Cross. After Mercury's death, he has continued to play with Queen and create new productions. According To Forbes, Roger Taylor Net Worth 2019 is $170 Million.
Brian May was born July 19, 1947, in Hampton, England. In 1971, he hit the road with his band, Queen, playing lead guitar on his homemade axe, the "Red Special." In 1973, Queen released their self-titled debut album and rose to rock super-stardom with such hits as "We Will Rock You" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." In 1991, leader singer Freddie Mercury died from AIDS, but the popularity of their music lived on. Since Mercury's death, May has reunited with Roger Taylor and has toured to sold-out shows in a new iteration of Queen with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert on vocals. In 2002, We Will Rock You, a musical based on Queen songs and a book by Ben Elton, premiered in London and ran for more than a decade. Outside his musical career, May has earned advanced degrees in astrophysics, published numerous books and has devoted much his life to animal welfare causes. In 2019, Brian May has an estimated net worth of $175 million.
Born on August 19, 1951, in Leicester, England, John Deacon went on to become the bassist for world-famous band Queen. He penned major hits like "You're My Best Friend," "I Want to Break Free" and "Another One Bites the Dust," which had international crossover success. Deacon had several side projects during the '80s and retired from the business after Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury's death. In 2019, John Deacon has an estimated net worth of $125 million.
Released in October 2018, Bohemian Rhapsody (film) focuses on Queen's formative years and the period leading up to the celebrated performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. The film has grossed over $890 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all time.
Queen's Greatest Hits (released worldwide on 26 October 1981) was an instant success, peaking at number one on the UK Albums Chart for four weeks. It is certified eight times platinum in the United States, and is Queen's most commercially successful album worldwide with over 25 million copies sold, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.
1. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (from A Night at the Opera, 1975)
2. "Another One Bites the Dust" (from The Game, 1980)
3. "Killer Queen" (from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)
4. "Fat Bottomed Girls" (single version, from Jazz, 1978)
5. "Bicycle Race" (from Jazz, 1978)
6. "You're My Best Friend" (from A Night at the Opera, 1975)
7. "Don't Stop Me Now" (from Jazz, 1978)
8. "Save Me" (Single Version on 1981 Release only, from The Game, 1980)
9. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (from The Game, 1980)
10. "Somebody to Love" (from A Day at the Races, 1976)
11. "Now I'm Here" (from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)
12. "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy" (from A Day at the Races, 1976)
13. "Play the Game" (from The Game, 1980)
14. "Flash" (single version, from Flash Gordon, 1980)
15. "Seven Seas of Rhye" (from Queen II, 1974)
16. "We Will Rock You" (from News of the World, 1977)
17. "We Are the Champions" (from News of the World, 1977)
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