Queen - Sondz

Overview

Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. The band comprised Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John Deacon (bass). Their 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.

Before forming Queen, May and Taylor had played together in the band Smile. Mercury was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. He joined in 1970 and suggested the name "Queen". Deacon was recruited in February 1971, before the band released their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974. Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 brought them internati...

Facts

Formed27 June 1970, in London
AreaUnited Kingdom
Years active52
StatusActive
Label(s)EMIParlophoneHollywood RecordsIslandVirgin EMI RecordsElektraCapitol RecordsEMIUniversal Music[no label]
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The best band in the world, and I'm being objective

OK, to be fair, it is impossible to say whether any band is the best in the world. Some (many) would argue that The Beatles are that band, at least when it comes to modern (Western) music. But Queen have enjoyed an incredible — an...

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Trivia

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In a 2007 BBC 2 radio poll, Queen was voted best British band of all time, ahead of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

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Discography

YearTitle
Made in Heaven1995Made in Heaven
Innuendo1991Innuendo
The Miracle1989The Miracle
A Kind of Magic1986A Kind of Magic
The Works1984The Works
Hot Space1982Hot Space
The Game1980The Game
Jazz1978Jazz
News of the World1977News of the World
A Day at the Races1976A Day at the Races

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Mack
MackProducer (co)ProducerEngineerProgrammingRecordingEngineer (additional)GuestProgramming (sampler)Programming (other instruments)Recording (additional)
Mike Stone
Mike StoneProducer (assistant)EngineerEngineer (executive)Producer (co)GuestRecordingProducer
David Richards
David RichardsProducerEngineerProducer (co)RecordingKeyboardArrangerEngineer (assistant)PerformerProgramming (keyboard)Programming
Roy Thomas Baker
Roy Thomas BakerProducerEngineerGuestRecording
Justin Shirley‐Smith
Justin Shirley‐SmithMixProducer (co)EngineerEngineer (additional)Engineer (assistant)ProducerRemixer (additional)RecordingMix (co)Remixer
Kris Fredriksson
Kris FredrikssonEngineer (additional)EngineerProducer (co)Mix (co)MixProducer
Josh Macrae
Josh MacraeMixProducerRecordingProducer (co)EngineerRemixer (additional)Mix (co)RemixerEngineer (additional)
John Etchells
John EtchellsEngineer (additional)EngineerMix (co)Recording
Gary Lyons
Gary LyonsSound (additional)Engineer
David Bowie
David BowieCreditProducerHandclapsSynthesizerBackground vocalsLead vocalsPerformerFinger snapsVocal