Queen

Queen

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Queen is a British rock band formed in London in 1970. (John Deacon joined in 1971, but the name Queen was taken in 1970.)
The band has released a total of 18 number-one albums, 18 number-one singles and 10 number-one DVDs, and have sold over 300 million albums worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. They have been honoured with seven Ivor Novello awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Lead singer Freddie Mercury died in November 1991 of AIDS-related complications. A year after his death, Queen continued, first with a tribute concert for the lead singer to commemorate his life (featuring all three remaining members), and then as various "Queen+" incarnations.
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Queen Queen (Album, EP) EMI, EMI US 1973 Sell This Version
Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album, EP) EMI, EMI US 1974 Sell This Version
Queen Queen II (Album, EP) EMI, EMI Guatemala 1974 Sell This Version
CN 2073/S Randy Newman / Queen Randy Newman / Queen - Stereo Pop Special-72(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2073/S UK 1974 Sell This Version
Queen A Night At The Opera (Album, EP) EMI, EMI Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Queen A Day At The Races (Album, EP) EMI, EMI Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Queen Stereo Pop Special-119 BBC Transcription Services UK 1976 Sell This Version
Queen News Of The World (Album, EP) EMI, EMI US 1977 Sell This Version
Queen Jazz (Album, EP) EMI, EMI Guatemala 1978 Sell This Version
Series #13 Show #5 Queen Innerview with Brian May(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #13 Show #5 US 1978 Sell This Version
Queen Live Killers (Album) EMI, EMI Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
RL 30-9 Queen Queen Live Killers (Sampler)(LP, Smplr) Afts RL 30-9 US 1979 Sell This Version
Queen Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music) (Album) EMI, EMI US 1980 Sell This Version
Queen The Game (Album, EP) EMI, EMI US 1980 Sell This Version
OTR-SPEC-81-25 Queen Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner - Queen Part 2(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR-SPEC-81-25 US 1981 Sell This Version
SWB-814-1 Queen The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week(LP, Transcription) Watermark SWB-814-1 US 1981 Sell This Version
OTR-SPEC-81-24 Queen Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner - Queen Part 1 (2xLP, Transcription, Rad) Westwood One OTR-SPEC-81-24 US 1981 Sell This Version
Queen Hot Space (Album, EP) EMI, EMI UK 1982 Sell This Version
Queen The Works (Album, EP) EMI Australia & New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
OTR-SPEC-84-25 Queen Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner 84-25(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR-SPEC-84-25 US 1984 Sell This Version
Queen Live In Concert (Album) Elektra New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
Queen Live Magic (Album) EMI, EMI, EMI Uruguay 1986 Sell This Version
Queen A Kind Of Magic (Album, EP) EMI Peru 1986 Sell This Version
Queen At The Beeb (Album) Band Of Joy UK 1989 Sell This Version
Queen The Miracle (Album, EP) Parlophone Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version

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Rich.C

Rich.C

January 19, 2017
Heavy Metal gods to some, studio-oriented Power Pop innovators to others, purveyors of overblown sports arena anthems to still many more, Queen left a deep and varied legacy at the end of their nearly twenty-year career. Combining a fondness for Hard Rock riffs with a knack for catchy melodies, the band forged a unique sound brought to life through elaborate (bordering on excessive) studio production. Of their many hits, 1975's "Bohemian Rhapsody" best exemplifies the band's range: revved-up guitars, near-Prog Rock complexity, and operatic vocals courtesy of Freddie Mercury and a cast of thousands (all of whom also happened to be named Freddie Mercury). Moving from the Glam-inspired sounds of their early days, the British quartet scored late '70s/early '80s hits as they dabbled in Rockabilly ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love"), Disco and Funk ("Another One Bites the Dust"), and New Wave-leaning dance (their 1981 David Bowie collaboration, "Under Pressure").
..Say what you will, but there's much more to Queen than "We Will Rock You.

April 13, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Your own musical preferences must be cast aside when it comes to pin-pointing THE ultimate band of the last 35 years. So when it comes to musicmanship, influence, mass appeal, musical milestones and overall enjoyability, no other band stands a chance against Queen. What other band do you know of that's managed to top the charts with a six minute fusion of rock and opera in one decade, a disco anthem in another, host an all-star tribute to it's key member in another, AND have a musical that's a worldwide success in yet another? Their list of achievements is staggering and the amount of artists - both in the rock and electronic genres - that they've influenced is equally as awe-inspiring. Unlike The Beatles, their music appeals to both eight and eighty year olds. Unlike Elvis, their music is still fashionable to crank in your car... and unlike Michael Jackson, they've retained their respectability over the decades.

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