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The famous Rock band Queen was formed in 1970 by Freddie Mercury in the main vocals and piano, Roger Taylor in drums and vocals, John Deacon in Bass and Brian May as lead guitarist and vocals. We can categorize this band as Rock, but in their first stages their music was influenced by Heavy Metal, Progressive and Hard Rock, but as the years passed they incorporated Pop Rock and Arena Rock into their style, which made them the radio friendly band that we now know and remember. But today, rather than talking about the band and the way they influenced the Rock genre and the music industry in general, I would like to introduce each of the original band members.

Freddie Mercury

Born in September 5th,1946, as Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar (which is now part of Tanzania), Farrokh attended English-style boarding schools from a young age, and when he was 18, his family moved to England. Farrokh had studied and written music for years, which brought him to for the band Queen along with Bryan May and Roger Taylor. His most famous songs with the band are We are the Champions, Don’t Stop me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and of course Bohemian Rhapsody. He was a songwriter, record producer and lead vocalist to the band, he is also known as the greatest male singer of rock Music. He died at age 45, having suffered from AIDS for years. 

Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury

Roger Taylor

Born in July 26th,1949, in Norfolk, England, is a renowned musician, songwriter and singer, but also known for his ability to play and perform different musical instruments, though his most famous works are as a drummer for Queen, and recognized as the eighth greatest drummer in rock music. With the band he composed Under Pressure, Innuendo, Radio Gaga, Breakthru, among others. Through his career he has had the opportunity to collaborate with Erick Clapton, Roger Waters, Elton John, Phil Collins and Jon Bon Jovi.

Brian May

Born in July 19th, 1947, in London, England, is a songwriter, musician, singer, and -wait for it- astrophysicist. His famous songs with the band are Flash, The Show Must Go On, Fat Bottomed Girls and We Will Rock you. Brian May has been recognized as a virtuoso guitarist, and according to the Rolling Stones Magazine he’s 26th amongst the 100 greatest guitarists of all times. He attended a PhD program 1970-1974 but it wasn’t until 2007 he finally finished it, but through all that time he coauthored many researches.

Brian May
Brian May

John Deacon

Born in August 19th, 1951, in Leicester, England, he was the youngest original band member, he was the bass guitarist and composed several of the band’s hits, like I Want to Break Free and Another One Bites the Dust. He was also the one in charge of the band’s financial management. He retired from music in 1997. One of his reasons for leaving the band and his musical retirement was Freddie’s dead. To this day he is still involved with the band’s financial management.

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