Friday, March 25, 2011
Queen was a British rock band formed in London in 1971. Comprised of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) they were a top music act of the 70s and 80s. Queen's early work was heavily influenced by progressive rock during the mid-1970s. In the 1980s the band ventured into more radio-friendly material. This brought them greater commercial success. With hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure (My favorite Queen song), We Will Rock You, and many more they became one of music's most influential rock groups. Unfortunately Freddie died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS. He was one of thee greatest singers of all time and will always be missed. John Deacon retired in 1997. The surviving members (Brian May and Roger Taylor) have frequently performed together. They have also collaborated with Paul Rogers under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers which lasted from 2004 to 2009. But personally I think no one can replace Freddie (truly they weren't but still)! Queen's music will forever live on and will always be a great band. RIP Freddie and Go Queen!