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Encyclopedia > Queen (band)
Queen
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Rock
Various others
Years active 1970–Present
Label(s) Parlophone, Hollywood
Website queenonline.com
Members
Brian May
Roger Taylor
Former members
John Deacon
Freddie Mercury

Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bass guitarist John Deacon joining the following year. Queen rose to prominence during the 1970s and are arguably Britain's most successful band of the past thirty years.[1] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. ... Hollywood Records is a record label owned by Disney Music Group. ... For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the motorcyclist, see John Deacon (motorcyclist). ... -1... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer). ... -1... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the motorcyclist, see John Deacon (motorcyclist). ...


The band is noted for their musical diversity, multi-layered arrangements, vocal harmonies, and incorporation of audience participation into their live performances.[2] Their 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best live rock performance of all time in an industry poll.[3] For other uses, see Audience (disambiguation). ... Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985). ...


Queen had moderate success in the early 1970s, with the albums Queen and Queen II, but it was with the release of Sheer Heart Attack in 1974 and A Night at the Opera the following year that the band gained international success. Since 1975, eighteen of the band's albums have reached number one on numerous charts around the world. Since 1973, they have released fifteen studio albums, five live albums, and numerous compilation albums. Alternate cover United States cover Singles from Queen Released: July 6, 1973 Released: February 14, 1974 (US only) Queen is the self-titled debut album from the English rock band Queen, released in 1973. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... For other uses, see A Night at the Opera (disambiguation). ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ...


Following Mercury's death in 1991 and Deacon's retirement later in the decade,[4] May and Taylor have performed infrequently under the Queen name. Since 2005, they have been collaborating with Paul Rodgers, under the moniker Queen + Paul Rodgers, which has led to Queen recording their first studio album in 13 years. Paul Rodgers, (born December 17, 1949) is an English rock singer-songwriter best known for being a member of Free and Bad Company. ... The Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration began in late 2004 when Queen were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. ...

Contents

History

Early days (1968–1973)

I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name, but it's very regal obviously, and it sounds splendid, It's a strong name, very universal and immediate. It had a lot of visual potential and was open to all sorts of interpretations.

—Freddie Mercury

In 1969, guitarist Brian May, a student at London's Imperial College, and bassist Tim Staffell decided to form a group. May placed an advertisement on the college notice board for a "Mitch Mitchell/Ginger Baker type" drummer; Roger Taylor, a young dental student, auditioned and got the job. They called the group Smile and served as a support act for bands such as Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Yes and the original Genesis. Smile were signed to Mercury Records in 1969, and had their first session in a recording studio in Trident Studios that year. Staffell was attending Ealing Art College with Farrokh Bulsara, later known as Freddie Mercury, and introduced him to the band. Bulsara soon became a keen fan. Staffell left in 1970 to join another band, Humpy Bong;[5] the remaining Smile members, encouraged by Bulsara, changed their name to "Queen" and continued working together.[5] The band had a number of bass players during this period who did not fit with the band's chemistry. It was not until February 1971 that they settled on John Deacon and began to rehearse for the first album.[6] For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Royal School of Mines Entrance Imperial College London is a college of the University of London which focuses on science and technology, and is located in South Kensington in London. ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... Tim Staffell (b. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Peter Edward Ginger Baker (born August 19, 1939, Lewisham, South London) is an English drummer who gained fame as a member of the Graham Bond Organization (GBO) and Cream from 1966 until 1968. ... Smile were a London-based rock band best known as the predecessor to renowned rock band Queen. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Ealing Art College is a school of higher educational in St. ... Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (September 5, 1946 - November 24, 1991) was a singer and the lead vocalist of the British Rock band Queen. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: NN band with very loose connection to Queen If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ...


In 1973, after a series of delays, Queen released their first album, a self-titled project influenced by the heavy metal and progressive rock of the day. The album was received well by critics; Gordon Fletcher of Rolling Stone said "their debut album is superb,"[7] and Chicago's Daily Herald called it an "above average debut".[8] However, it drew little mainstream attention and the lead single "Keep Yourself Alive," a Brian May composition, sold poorly. Greg Prato of All Music Guide called it "one of the most underrated hard rock debuts of all time."[9] Alternate cover United States cover Singles from Queen Released: July 6, 1973 Released: February 14, 1974 (US only) Queen is the self-titled debut album from the English rock band Queen, released in 1973. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper printed in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights. ... Keep Yourself Alive was the first track on the British rock group Queens debut album, written by Brian May. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ...


The album Queen II was released in 1974. The album reached number five on the British album charts,[10] while the Freddie Mercury-written lead single "Seven Seas of Rhye,"[10] reached number ten in the UK, giving the band their first hit. The album is their heaviest and darkest release,[11] featuring long complex instrumental passages, fantasy-themed lyrics and musical virtuosity. The band toured as support to Mott the Hoople in the UK & United States during this period, and they began to gain notice for their energetic and engaging stage shows. However, album sales in the US were, like those of its predecessor, low.
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Breakthrough era (1974–1979)

Because of medical complications, May was absent when the band started work on their third album, Sheer Heart Attack, released in 1974. The album reached number two in the United Kingdom,[12] sold well throughout Europe, and went gold in the United States.[13] It gave the band their first real taste of commercial success. The album experimented with a variety of musical genres, including British Music Hall ("Killer Queen"), heavy metal ("Flick of the Wrist", "Brighton Rock", "Tenement Funster", "Now I'm Here", and "Stone Cold Crazy" – a song which Metallica would later cover and earn a Grammy for), ballads ("Lily Of The Valley" and "Dear Friends"), ragtime ("Bring Back That Leroy Brown") and Caribbean ("Misfire"). At this point Queen started to move away from the progressive tendencies of their first two releases into a more radio-friendly, song-oriented style. Sheer Heart Attack introduced new sound and melody patterns that would be refined on their next album A Night at the Opera. For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ... Killer Queen ( ) is a song by the British rock band Queen. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... Now Im Here is a song by the British rock band Queen. ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... The music of the Caribbean is a diverse grouping of musical genres. ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ...


The single "Killer Queen" reached number two on the British charts,[10] and became their first U.S. hit, reaching number twelve in the Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits.[14] It combines camp, vaudeville, British music hall with May’s guitar virtuosity. The album’s second single, "Now I’m Here", a more traditional hard rock composition, was a number eleven hit in Britain. Killer Queen ( ) is a song by the British rock band Queen. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ...


In 1975, the band left for a world tour with each member in Zandra Rhodes-created costumes and banks of lights and effects. They toured the US, headlining for the first time, and played in Canada for the first time in April. Also at this time, the band's manager Jim Beach negotiated the band out of their Trident contract. They considered options, one of whom was Led Zeppelin’s manager, Peter Grant. Grant wanted them to sign with Led Zeppelin’s own production company, Swan Song Records. This was unacceptable to Queen, so instead they contacted Elton John’s manager, John Reid, who accepted the position.[15] In April 1975 the band toured Japan for the first time. Zandra Lindsey Rhodes (born 19 September 1940 in Chatham, Kent) is an English clothes designer, most prominent in the 1970s, known for her unusual clothes in loud colours. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Peter Grant in 1973 Peter Grant, (April 5, 1935 – November 21, 1995) was a manager for The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Bad Company, and a record executive for Swan Song Records. ... Swan Song Records was a record label launched by Led Zeppelin on May 10, 1974. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... John Reid is a Scottish manager and music industry figure currently living and working in Australia. ...


Later that year the band recorded and released A Night at the Opera. At the time, it was the most expensive album ever produced.[16] Like its predecessor, the album features diverse musical styles and experimentation with stereo sound. In "The Prophet's Song", an eight-minute epic, the middle section is a canon, with simple phrases layered to create a full-choral sound. The album was very successful in Britain,[10] and went triple platinum in the United States.[13]. It is considered their magnum opus; in 2003, it was ranked number 230 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[17] For other uses, see A Night at the Opera (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see A Night at the Opera (disambiguation). ... In music, a canon is a contrapuntal composition that employs a melody with one or more imitations of the melody played after a given duration (e. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ...


The album also featured the hit single "Bohemian Rhapsody", which was number one in the United Kingdom for nine weeks,[10] and is Britain’s third-best-selling single of all time; it also reached number nine in the United States (a 1992 re-release reached number two).[14] Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted, several times, the greatest song of all time.[18][19] The band decided to make a video to go with the single. The second single from the album, "You're My Best Friend", peaked at sixteen in the United States[14] and went on to become a worldwide Top Ten hit.[citation needed]   is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ... Youre My Best Friend is a song penned by John Deacon and performed by Queen. ...


By 1976, Queen were back in the studio, where they recorded A Day at the Races, what may be mistaken simply as a companion album to A Night at the Opera.[20] It again borrowed the name of a Marx Brothers' movie, and its cover was similar to that of A Night at the Opera, a variation on the same Queen Crest. Musically, the album was by both fans’ and critics’ standards a strong effort, and reached number one on the British charts.[10] The major hit on the album was "Somebody to Love", a gospel-inspired song in which Mercury, May, and Taylor multi-tracked their voices to make a 100-voice gospel choir. The song went to number two in the United Kingdom,[10] and number thirteen on the U.S. singles chart.[14]. The album also featured one of the band's heaviest songs, Brian May’s "Tie Your Mother Down", which became a staple of their live shows.[21] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the comedian siblings. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Tie Your Mother Down ( ) is a Queen song, written by guitarist Brian May, which features one of rock musics most recognizable guitar riffs. ...


Also in 1976, Queen played one of their most famous gigs, a 1976 free concert in Hyde Park, London. It set an attendance record, with 150,000 people confirmed in the audience.[22] “Hyde Park” redirects here. ...

Freddie Mercury during a 1979 concert in Hannover.
Freddie Mercury during a 1979 concert in Hannover.

News of the World was released a year later. It contained many songs tailor-made for live performance, including "We Will Rock You" and the rock ballad "We Are the Champions", both of which reached number four in the United States and became enduring international sports anthems.[14] Roger Taylor released his first solo effort in 1977 in the form of a single: the A-side was a cover of a song by The Parliaments "I Wanna Testify", and the B-side was a song by Taylor called "Turn On The TV". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of Germany showing Hanover Hanover (in German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ]), on the river Leine, is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... We Are The Champions is a power ballad written by Freddie Mercury, recorded and performed by Queen for their 1977 album News of the World. ... Stadium anthems or sports anthems are a musical genre identifying songs that are played over the public address systems at stadiums and arenas during breaks in the action to rally the fans. ... The Parliaments were an early doo-wop singing group from Plainfield, New Jersey. ...


In 1978 the band released Jazz, including the hit singles "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Bicycle Race" which were also released as a double-A-side single. The word "jazz" was not used in a strict sense, and the album was noted by critics for its collection of different styles, jazz not being one of them.[23] Rolling Stone typically criticised it for being "dull", saying "Queen hasn’t the imagination to play jazz – Queen hasn't the imagination, for that matter, to play rock & roll."[23] Important tracks of the album include "Dead on Time", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Let Me Entertain You", and "Mustapha", in which Arabesque music is combined with heavy rock guitar. Jazz is a 1978 album by English rock band Queen. ... Fat Bottomed Girls ( ) is a hit single by the English rock band Queen. ... For the sport, see Bicycle racing. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... This article is about the magazine. ... Jazz is a 1978 album by English rock band Queen. ... Dont Stop Me Now ( ) is a 1979 hit single by Queen, from their 1978 album Jazz. ... Jazz is a 1978 album by English rock band Queen. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Arabesk. ...


The band’s first live album, Live Killers, was released in 1979; it went platinum twice in the United States.[24] They also released the very successful single "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", a rockabilly song done in the style of Elvis Presley. The song made the top 10 in many countries, and was the band’s first number one single in the United States.[14] Live Killers is a double vinyl and compact disc live album by English rock band Queen released on June 26, 1979. ... Crazy Little Thing Called Love is a song performed by the English rock band Queen, written by singer Freddie Mercury. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... Elvis redirects here. ...


New sound and synthesisers (1980–1989)

1984, live in Frankfurt
1984, live in Frankfurt

Heretofor, their albums featured a distinctive "No Synthesisers were used on this Album" sleevenote to emphasise their stance that rock music should not involve the use of synthesisers.[25] Queen began the 1980s with The Game. It featured the singles "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites the Dust", both of which reached number one in the United States.[14] The album stayed number one for four weeks in the United States,[26] and sold over four million copies.[13] It was also the only album to ever top the Billboard rock, dance, and R&B charts simultaneously. The album also marked the first appearance of a synthesiser on a Queen album. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Singles from The Game Released: October 5, 1979 Released: January 25, 1980 Released: May 30, 1980 Released: August 22, 1980 Released: November, 1980 (US, Japan) The Game is a rock album by English band Queen released June 30, 1980. ... Crazy Little Thing Called Love is a song performed by the English rock band Queen, written by singer Freddie Mercury. ... Another One Bites the Dust is a 1980 funk/rock song from the English rock band Queen, written by bassist John Deacon and was a worldwide crossover hit (hitting number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, hitting #2 on the R&B charts, and the Disco Top 100). ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the genre. ... Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ... R&B redirects here. ...


1980 also saw the release of the soundtrack Queen had recorded for Flash Gordon. Flash Gordon is a 1980 album by English rock band Queen. ... Flash Gordon is a 1980 science fiction film, based on the eponymous comic strip character Flash Gordon. ...


In 1981, Queen became the first major rock band to play in South American stadiums. Queen played to a total audience of 479,000 people on their South American tour, including five shows in Argentina. In October 1981, Queen performed for more than 150,000 fans at Monterrey (Estadio Universitario) and Puebla (Estadio Zaragoza), Mexico. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Estadio Universitario The Estadio Universitario de Nuevo León – nicknamed El Volcán (the volcano) – is a stadium property of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, located in its premises in the Monterrey metropolitan area, in the municipality of San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León...


Also in 1981, Queen worked with David Bowie on the single "Under Pressure". The first-time collaboration with another artist was spontaneous, as Bowie happened to drop by the studio while Queen were recording.[27] The band were immediately pleased with the results, but Bowie did not play the song live for several years.[citation needed] Upon its release, the song was extremely successful, reaching number one in Britain. The bass line was later used for Vanilla Ice's 1990 hit "Ice Ice Baby", prompting the threat of a lawsuit over the use of the sample. The lawsuit did not make it to court and was settled for an undisclosed amount.[28] David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A bassline is a series of notes with tones that are low in pitch or frequency. ... Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967 in Dallas, Texas), best known as Vanilla Ice, is a Grammy Award nominated, American Music Award winning American rapper and actor known for the 1990 smash hit Ice Ice Baby. ... Ice Ice Baby is rapper Vanilla Ices most famous and popular song, released from his second album To The Extreme. ...


Later that year, Queen released their first compilation album, entitled Greatest Hits, which showcased the group's highlights from 1974-1981. It was highly successful, and as of 2007, it is the United Kingdom's best selling album.[29] Taylor became the first member of the band to release his own solo album in 1981, entitled Fun In Space. A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... Greatest Hits [Elektra] is a 1981 Queen compilation. ... Queen drummer Roger Taylor released his first solo album Fun In Space in May of 1981 in the UK and US. The album was the first solo album bya Queen member. ...

Queen concert in Norway in 1982.
Queen concert in Norway in 1982.

In 1982 the band released the funk album Hot Space. The band stopped touring North America after their Hot Space Tour, as their success there had waned, although they would perform on American television for the first and only time during the eighth season premiere of Saturday Night Live. Queen left Elektra Records, their label in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, and signed onto EMI/Capitol Records. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Hot Space is an album by English rock band Queen, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... North American redirects here. ... The Hot Space Tour was a concert tour made by the british Rock band Queen, the tour was made as the supporting of their album Hot Space. ... SNL redirects here. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ...


After working steadily for over ten years, Queen decided that they would not perform any live shows in 1983. During this time, they recorded a new album, and several members of the band explored side projects and solo work. May released a mini-album entitled Star Fleet Project, on which he collaborated with Eddie Van Halen. A computer musician composer in Canada, Kevin Chamberlain, helped with vocals and background music for Mercury's solo project[citation needed], which was later canceled due to creative differences. Star Fleet Project is a solo project by Brian May, most famous as the guitarist from Queen, which resulted on an album with the same name. ... Edward Lodewijk Eddie Van Halen (born January 26, 1955)[1], is a Dutch-American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen. ...


In 1984, Queen released the album The Works, which included the successful singles "Radio Ga Ga" and "I Want to Break Free". Despite these hit singles, the album failed to do well in the United States. "Radio Ga Ga" was the band's last original American Top Forty hit until 1989's "I Want It All". Singles from The Works Released: January 23, 1984 Released: April 2, 1984 Released: July 16, 1984 Released: September 10, 1984 The Works is a 1984 pop/rock album by English band Queen. ... Radio Ga Ga is a song performed and recorded by the band Queen, written by their drummer Roger Taylor. ... I Want to Break Free ( ) is a song performed by Queen, which was written exclusively by bassist John Deacon. ... I Want It All is a song by the English rock band Queen. ...


Queen embarked that year on a set of dates during their The Works Tour in Bophuthatswana, South Africa at the arena at Sun City.[30] Upon returning to England, they were the subject of outrage, having played there during the height of apartheid and in violation of worldwide divestment efforts. The band stated that they were playing music for fans in that country, and stressed that the concerts were played before integrated audiences. However, they have since been colloquially known as the "Sun City Rockers", a term used in a disparaging sense to reflect how their actions were condemned as 'hard to defend' by many people.[citation needed] The Works Tour was one of the largest tours made by the british Rock band Queen, during this tour, Queen participate in the Rock in Rio festival in 1985, the concer was realised in VHS but there isnt any worldwide DVD reaization til date. ... Bophuthatswana as of 1977 Flag of Bophuthatswana bantustan Bophuthatswana was a former Bantustan (homeland) in the north of South Africa. ... The Bridge of Time facing the Entertainment Centre Sun City is a luxury South African casino resort, situated in the North West Province. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


In early 1985, the band headlined two nights of the first Rock in Rio festival, alongside Iron Maiden. They were booked for January 11 and January 18, but since on both nights the band only got to the stage well past midnight, so some sources mention January 12 and January 19. On each night, they played for 325,000 people. Mercury also released his first solo album, Mr. Bad Guy, in April. At Live Aid, held at Wembley on July 13, 1985, Queen performed some of their greatest hits in what has been considered their best performance to date.[31] Queen at Rock in Rio (1985) Rock in Rio is a series of rock festivals held in Brazil and later in Portugal. ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mr. ... Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985). ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Revitalised by the response to Live Aid and the resulting increase in record sales, Queen ended 1985 by releasing the single "One Vision". The song was used in the film Iron Eagle. Also, a limited-edition boxed set containing all Queen albums was released under the title of "The Complete Works". This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Iron Eagle is a 1986 action film about a teenage boy named Doug Masters (Jason Gedrick) who steals an American F-16 fighter jet to rescue his father (Tim Thomerson), a prisoner of war being held in an unidentified rogue Middle Eastern country. ...


In early 1986, Queen recorded the album A Kind of Magic, containing several songs written for the Russell Mulcahy film Highlander. The album was very successful, producing a string of hits including the title track "A Kind of Magic", which contains the key lyrics 'There can be only one', a reference to the movie's plot; "Friends Will Be Friends", "Who Wants to Live Forever" and "Princes of the Universe". A Kind of Magic is a 1986 album by English rock band Queen. ... Russell Mulcahy (born June 23, 1953 born in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian film director. ... Highlander is a 1986 film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. ... This article is about the song A Kind of Magic. ... Friends Will Be Friends, a Queen song written by Freddie Mercury and John Deacon, from the album [[A Kind Of Magic]], was released in the UK on June 9, 1986. ... Who Wants to Live Forever is a song by the English rock band Queen. ... Princes of the Universe is a song written by Freddie Mercury and performed by Queen. ...


Later that year, Queen went on a sold-out tour (the band's largest) in support of A Kind of Magic. The Magic Tour's highlight was at Wembley Stadium in London and resulted in the live double album, Queen Live At Wembley Stadium, released on CD and as a live concert film. They could not book Wembley for a third night because it was already booked, but they did play at Knebworth Park. The show sold out within two hours and over 120,000 fans packed the park for what proved to be Queen's final live performance with Mercury.[32] More than 1 million people saw Queen on the tour – 400,000 in the United Kingdom alone, a record at the time.[30] The Magic Tour was the last Tour made by the british Rock band Queen with their lead singer Freddie Mercury, the next bands tour Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour was made by only 2 of the former membes of the band Brian May and Roger Taylor with Paul Rodgerss... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Live At Wembley Stadium is an album by rock group Queen which features live recordings from a concert at Wembley Stadium. ... This article details all the concerts held to date in the grounds of Knebworth House in the village of Knebworth. ...


After working on various solo projects during 1988 (including Mercury's collaboration with Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona) the band released The Miracle in 1989. The album continued the direction of A Kind of Magic, using a pop-rock sound mixed with a few heavy numbers. It spawned the European hits "I Want It All", "Breakthru", "The Invisible Man", "Scandal", and "The Miracle". Montserrat Caballé Maria de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folc, better known as Montserrat Caballé (born April 12, 1933), is a Catalan Spanish operatic soprano renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. ... Barcelona is an album recorded by Freddie Mercury, the front-man of the popular British rock band Queen, and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. The album was recorded in 1987 and 1988 when Freddie Mercury was ill with AIDS, and released in 1988. ... The Miracle is a 1989 album by English rock band Queen. ... I Want It All is a song by the English rock band Queen. ... Breakthru is a song by English rock band Queen. ... The Invisible Man is a song by English rock band Queen, written by drummer Roger Taylor. ... Scandal is the fourth single from Queens 1989 album The Miracle. ... The Miracle is the fifth and last single from Queens 1989 album The Miracle. ...


The Miracle also began a change in direction of Queen's songwriting philosophy. Since the band's beginning, nearly all songs had been written by and credited to a single member, with other members adding minimally. With The Miracle, however, the band's songwriting became more collaborative, and they vowed to credit the final product only to Queen as a group.[33]


The final albums and Mercury's death (1990–1997)

There was all that time when we knew Freddie was on the way out, we kept our heads down.

—Brian May

After fans and the tabloid press noted Mercury's gaunt appearance in public during 1988, rumours began to spread that Mercury was suffering from AIDS. For reasons still not confirmed, Mercury flatly denied them at the time, insisting he was merely "exhausted" and too busy to provide interviews.[citation needed] However, the band decided to continue making albums free of internal conflict and differences, starting with The Miracle and continuing with Innuendo, which was recorded during 1990 but not released until the beginning of 1991 as Mercury's health was a major factor in the delay. This article is about the newspaper size. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Innuendo is a 1991 album by English rock band Queen. ...


Despite his deteriorating health, Mercury continued to contribute, working in a creative fervor.[citation needed] The band released their second greatest hits compilation, Greatest Hits II, in October 1991. Greatest Hits II is a 1991 Queen compilation. ...


On 23 November 1991, in a prepared statement made on his deathbed, Mercury finally confirmed that he had AIDS. He died the following day at the age of 45. His funeral service was private, held in accordance with the Zoroastrian religious faith of his family. is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Zoroastrianism is the religion and philosophy based on the teachings ascribed to the prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra, Zartosht). ...


"Bohemian Rhapsody" was re-released as a single shortly after Mercury's death, with "These Are the Days of Our Lives" as the B-side. The single went to number 1 for the second time in the UK. Initial proceeds from the single – approximately £1,000,000 – were donated to the Terrence Higgins Trust.[34] The Terrence Higgins Trust is a British charity that campaigns on various issues related to AIDS and HIV. In particular, the Trust aims to reduce the spread of HIV and promote good sexual health (including safe sex); to provide services on a national and local level to people with, affected...


Queen's popularity increased once again in the United States after "Bohemian Rhapsody" was featured in the comedy film Wayne's World, helping the song reach number two for five weeks in the United States charts in 1992. The song was made into a Wayne's World music video, with which the band and management were delighted.[citation needed] Waynes World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Waynes World) from Aurora, Illinois. ...


On 20 April 1992, the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was held at London's Wembley Stadium. Performers included Def Leppard, Joe Elliott, Lisa Stansfield, Elton John, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Tony Iommi, Annie Lennox, Axl Rose, Slash and Guns N' Roses, Extreme, Roger Daltrey, George Michael, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Zucchero, Metallica, Liza Minnelli, and Spinal Tap, along with the three remaining members of Queen, performed many of Queen's major hits. It was a successful concert that was televised to over 1 billion viewers worldwide.[30] The concert is listed in The Guinness Book of Records as "The largest rock star benefit concert."[35] It raised over £20,000,000 for AIDS charities.[34] is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert poster The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was an open-air concert held on Easter Monday, April 20, 1992 at Londons Wembley Stadium, televised live worldwide to an estimated audience of one billion viewers. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... Joe Elliott in the music video for Def Leppards Bringin on the Heartbreak (1981). ... Lisa Jane Stansfield (born April 11, 1966), better known as Lisa Stansfield, is an English R&B and soul singer from the United Kingdom. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England), is an English rock singer and songwriter, famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin as the lead vocalist, as well as for his successful solo career. ... Frank Anthony Tony Iommi (born February 19, 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is a guitarist best known for his tenure in the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... Annie Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish musician, vocalist, and Academy Award-winning songwriter. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ... Look up slash in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Extreme is an American rock band that achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944), is a rock vocalist, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. ... For other persons named George Michael, see George Michael (disambiguation). ... Ian Hunter (born Ian Hunter Patterson on June 3, 1939 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England) was the lead singer of the band Mott the Hoople from 1969 until the band broke up in 1974. ... Mick Ronson (May 26, 1946 – April 29, 1993) born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire was an English guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. ... Adelmo Fornaciari (born September 25, 1955), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero, is an Italian rock singer. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... For other uses, see Spinal Tap (disambiguation). ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ...


The band also terminated their Capitol Records contract and signed a deal with Hollywood Records as their new U.S label. Hollywood Records is a record label owned by Disney Music Group. ...

The statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux that is also featured on the cover of the album Made in Heaven (1995).
The statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux that is also featured on the cover of the album Made in Heaven (1995).

Queen never actually disbanded, although their last album of original material, titled Made in Heaven, was released in 1995, four years after Mercury's death. It was constructed from Mercury's final recording sessions in 1991, plus material left over from their previous studio albums. In addition, re-worked material from Mercury's solo album Mr. Bad Guy and a track originally featured on the first album of Taylor's side-project The Cross were included. May and Taylor have often been involved in projects related to raising money for AIDS research. John Deacon's last involvement with the band was in 1997, when the band recorded the track "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)". It was the last original song recorded by all three remaining members of Queen, and it was released as a bonus track on the Queen Rocks compilation album later that year. For other uses, see Montreux (disambiguation). ... For the film, see Made in Heaven (film). ... For the film, see Made in Heaven (film). ... For the Sigrid Undset historical novel, see The Cross (novel). ... No-One But You (Only the Good Die Young) is the only new song recorded by the remaining three members of the British rock band Queen following the death of Freddie Mercury not having been conceived and constructed before his death. ... Queen Rocks is a compilation album by the English rock band Queen, released in 1997. ...


"Queen + ..." projects

Several Queen + projects were developed in the following years, a few of them mere remixes with no artistic involvement from the band. In 1999, a Greatest Hits III album was released. This album featured, among others, "Queen + Wyclef Jean" on a rap version of "Another One Bites the Dust"; a live version of "Somebody to Love" by George Michael; and a live version of "The Show Must Go On", performed live in 1997 with Elton John. Greatest Hits III is a compilation of latter-day Queen (Queen+) songs, the band members solo hits and the bands collaborations with other artists. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Haitian-American rapper, guitarist, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... For other persons named George Michael, see George Michael (disambiguation). ...


Brian May and Roger Taylor performed together as Queen on several occasions (award ceremonies, charity concerts, and the like), sharing vocals with various guest singers. They also recorded several covers of Queen's hits with guest vocalists, including "We Will Rock You" (with Five and later, Britney Spears, Beyonce, and Pink) and "We Are the Champions" (with Robbie Williams).


In 2003, four new songs were recorded by Queen for Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign against AIDS. The studio versions of Invincible Hope (Queen + Nelson Mandela, feat. Treana Morris), 46664 - The Call, Say It's Not True, and Amandla (Anastacia, Dave Stewart and Queen) have not yet been released on album. For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... 46664 is the prisoner number of Nelson Mandela from his imprisonment in 1964 to his release in 1990, and the title used for a series of AIDS charity concerts (the motto: Aids is not a disease it is a human rights issue). Mandela is sometimes referred to, reverently, as prisoner...


Also, in 2002, Queen collaborated with Ben Elton to make a musical based on their greatest hits, called We Will Rock You. It will run till October 2008 in the Dominion Theatre, London and spawned many over-seas versions. We Will Rock You is a jukebox musical, based on the songs of Queen and named after their hit single of the same name. ...


Queen + Paul Rodgers

Main article: Queen + Paul Rodgers

At the end of 2004, May and Taylor announced that they would reunite and return to touring in 2005, with Paul Rodgers (founder and former lead singer of Free and Bad Company). Brian May's website also stated that Rodgers would be 'featured with' Queen as Queen + Paul Rodgers, not replacing the late Freddie Mercury. The retired Deacon would not be participating;[4] Danny Miranda of Blue Öyster Cult replaced him on bass. Other members of the tour included keyboardist Spike Edney, who played guitar and keyboards in Queen live shows since 1984, and additional guitarist Jamie Moses, who began working with May on solo efforts in the early 1990s. The Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration began in late 2004 when Queen were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. ... Paul Rodgers, (born December 17, 1949) is an English rock singer-songwriter best known for being a member of Free and Bad Company. ... Free was a British R&B-style rock band which formed in London in 1968 best known for their popular song All Right Now. Lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums, while lead guitarist Paul... This article is about the English rock band. ... The Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration began in late 2004 when Queen were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. ... Danny Miranda was a previous bassist for Blue Öyster Cult. ... Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in New York in 1967 and still active in 2008. ... Spike Edney (born December 11, 1951) is a British musician who has appeared as part of numerous bands. ...


A live double CD album, Return of the Champions, was released on September 19, 2005. It was recorded in May 2005 during the Queen + Paul Rodgers tour at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. A DVD from the concert was also released. Return of the Champions is a double compact disc live album by British rock band Queen and Paul Rodgers. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In March 2006, Queen + Paul Rodgers set out to tour the United States and Canada. During this tour, the group debuted their first new song, a collaboration called "Take Love". A second live DVD, Super Live in Japan, was released in 2006; the show was filmed at Saitama Super Arena on October 27, 2005. Super Live in Japan is a DVD by the two remaining members of Queen; Brian May and Roger Taylor, resurrecting the name Queen with another rock legend; Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, in which he was famed as the lead singer. ... Saitama Super Arena Saitama Super Arena ) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Chuo-ku, Saitama, Saitama, Japan. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On August 15, 2006, Brian May confirmed through his website and fan club that Queen + Paul Rodgers would begin producing a new studio album beginning in October, to be recorded at a "secret location".[36] This article is about the day of the year. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


When "Bohemian Rhapsody" was revealed as Radio 1's most played song ever at the end of JK and Joel's last Chart Show before leaving, Roger Taylor told them via a phonelink to the studio that the band are currently halfway through the new album. It will be released sometime in 2008, with a tour to follow. In January 2008, Brian May confirmed that a European tour is planned to start from about September the same year.[37] JK and Joel (Jason King - born Jason Griffiths in January 1975; and Joel Ross - born Joel Hogg in May 1977) are a British duo who have co-presented radio shows since 1999 and are most famous for hosting the the official UK chart on BBC Radio 1 between 2005 and...


In the digital realm

In conjunction with Electronic Arts, Queen released the computer game Queen: The Eye in 1998, to commercial and critical failure. The music itself — tracks from Queen's vast catalogue, in many cases remixed into new instrumental versions — was by and large well received, but the game experience was hampered by poor game play. Adding to the problem was an extremely long development time, resulting in graphic elements that already seemed outdated by the time of release. Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ...


Under the supervision of May and Taylor, numerous restoration projects have been underway involving Queen's lengthy audio and video catalogue. DVD releases of their 1986 Wembley concert (titled Live At Wembley Stadium) and 1982 Milton Keynes concert (Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl), and two Greatest Video Hits (Volumes 1 and 2, spanning the 1970s and 1980s) have seen the band's music remixed into 5.1 and DTS surround sound. So far, only two of the band's albums, A Night at the Opera and The Game, have been fully remixed into high-resolution multichannel surround on DVD-Audio. A Night at the Opera was re-released with some revised 5.1 mixes and accompanying videos in 2005 for the 30th anniversary of the album's original release (CD+DVD-Video set). In 2007 an HD-DVD was released entitled Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid. Live At Wembley Stadium is an album by rock group Queen which features live recordings from a concert at Wembley Stadium. ... Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl is a double compact disc live album by English band Queen released on October 25, 2004 in Europe and on November 9, 2004 in the US. It was recorded live at the National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, on June 5, 1982 during the... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... DTS (also known as Digital Theater Systems), owned by DTS, Inc. ... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... DVD-Audio is a digital format for delivering very high-fidelity audio content on a DVD. DVD-Audio includes no video and should not be confused with video DVDs containing concerts and music videos. ...


In the Guilty Gear fighting game series, there is a character named for each member of Queen. The Guilty Gear series is known for its unique graphics. ...


In film and television

Queen contributed music directly to the movies Flash Gordon (1980, directed by Mike Hodges) and Highlander (the original 1986 film, directed by Russell Mulcahy). The theme song, "Princes of the Universe", was also used in the Highlander TV series (1992–1998). Also, we could hear "One Year of Love" in the Highlander franchise' sequel, "Highlander 2". Flash Gordon is a 1980 science fiction film, based on the eponymous comic strip character Flash Gordon. ... Mike Hodges (born July 29, 1932 in Bristol, England) is a British screenwriter and film director. ... Highlander is a 1986 film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. ... Russell Mulcahy (born June 23, 1953 born in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian film director. ... Princes of the Universe is a song written by Freddie Mercury and performed by Queen. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into A Kind of Magic. ... Highlander II: The Quickening is the second installment to the successful Highlander film series, released on 1 November 1991 by Interstar. ...


In the United States, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was re-released as a single in 1992 after appearing in Wayne's World. The single subsequently reached number two on the US Billboard chart (with "The Show Must Go On" as the first track on the single) and helped rekindle the band's popularity in North America.   is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ... Waynes World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Waynes World) from Aurora, Illinois. ... Not to be confused with the Pink Floyd song of the same name. ...


Several films have featured their songs performed by other artists. A cover of "Somebody to Love" by Anne Hathaway featured in the 2004 film Ella Enchanted. In 2006, Brittany Murphy also recorded a cover of the same song for the 2006 movie Happy Feet. In 2001, a version of "The Show Must Go On" was performed by Jim Broadbent and Nicole Kidman in the movie musical Moulin Rouge!. The closing credits of A Knight's Tale released in 2001 has a version of "We Are the Champions" performed by Robbie Williams and Queen; the introduction to the same movie features We Will Rock You played by the medieval audience. In 1992, the film "Gladiator" featured snippets of "We Will Rock You" performed by Warrant whereas their full version was released as a single. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. ... Ella Enchanted is a comedy film and the screen adaptation of Gail Carson Levines 1997 novel of the same name. ... Brittany Murphy (born Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10, 1977) is an American singer and actress. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced 2006 computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed and co-written by George Miller. ... Not to be confused with the Pink Floyd song of the same name. ... James Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and television actor. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, Order of Australia (born 20 June 1967 in Honolulu) is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American[1] actress. ... Moulin Rouge is a 2001 Academy Award-winning jukebox musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... We Are The Champions is a power ballad written by Freddie Mercury, recorded and performed by Queen for their 1977 album News of the World. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Not to be confused with Gladiator (2000 film). ... Warrant is an American glam metal band from Hollywood, California that experienced success in the 1980s and early 1990s with several multi-platinum albums. ...


Many other films have featured their songs or sections of their songs. These include:

Keeping in the tradition (since Season Five) of naming each season's episodes after songs from a famous 1970s era rock band (Led Zeppelin for the fifth season, The Who for the sixth and The Rolling Stones for the seventh), the eighth and final season of That '70s Show consisted of episodes named after Queen songs. "Bohemian Rhapsody" served as the season premiere.[38] For other uses, see Flash Gordon (disambiguation). ... FM is a 1978 movie directed by John A. Alonzo, and starring Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan, Alex Karras and Cleavon Little. ... Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Iron Eagle is a 1986 action film about a teenage boy named Doug Masters (Jason Gedrick) who steals an American F-16 fighter jet to rescue his father (Tim Thomerson), a prisoner of war being held in an unidentified rogue Middle Eastern country. ... I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is an upcoming 2007 LGBT comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James. ... For the 1995 film, see Kicking and Screaming. ... Moulin Rouge is a 2001 Academy Award-winning jukebox musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... promotional poster Loaded Weapon 1 (also known as National Lampoons Loaded Weapon 1) is a 1993 comedy film, directed by Gene Quintano and starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson and William Shatner. ... The Break-Up is a 2006 comedy-drama film from Universal Pictures starring Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Favreau, Ann-Margret, Vincent DOnofrio, Cole Hauser, Jason Bateman, Justin Long and Judy Davis. ... Small Soldiers is a 1998 action/science fiction film featuring Gregory Smith and Kirsten Dunst with the voice talents of Tommy Lee Jones and Frank Langella. ... In law and in cultural anthropology, affinity, as distinguished from consanguinity, is kinship by marriage. ... Encino Man is a 1992 comedy film, which was released in Europe as California Man, featuring actors Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin and Pauly Shore. ... Stepmom is an American film made in 1998. ... High Fidelity is a 2000 film directed by Stephen Frears, starring John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, Tim Robbins, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Joelle Carter, and Lili Taylor. ... Super Size Me is an Academy Award-nominated 2004 documentary film, directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. ... Mr. ... It has been suggested that Revenge of the Nerds (2007 film) be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the SNL sketch. ... For the NHL team, see Anaheim Ducks. ... See also: How High Soundtrack How High is a 2001 comedy film, directed by Jesse Dylan, which is a feature film debut for him. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced 2006 computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed and co-written by George Miller. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ... Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is a film produced by 20th Century Fox and released in 2005 (see 2005 in film). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Blackball is a film about Cliff Starkey (Paul Kaye), a rebellious young bowls player. ... Shaun of the Dead is a zombie-themed romantic comedy (or rom zom com as it dubs itself) or zombie comedy released in 2004. ... This article is about the comedy film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mickey Blue Eyes is a 1999 film directed by Kelly Makin. ... Ella Enchanted is a comedy film and the screen adaptation of Gail Carson Levines 1997 novel of the same name. ... The Pacifier is a 2005 action comedy film, directed by Adam Shankman, and written by Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant. ... The Heartbreak Kid is a 2007 comedy film starring Ben Stiller and is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. ... The Alps is the collective name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... That 70s Show is an American television sitcom that centered on the lives of a group of teenagers living in the fictional town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. ... Plot summary After a few months since the last episode of season 7, Kitty, Donna, and Fez begin recording a tape for Eric to tell him about everything that has happened while he has been gone. ...


On April 11, 2006 Queen appeared on the American singing contest television show American Idol. Each contestant was required to sing a Queen song during that week of the competition. Songs which appeared on the show included "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "The Show Must Go On", "Who Wants to Live Forever", and "Innuendo". Brian May later criticised the show for editing specific scenes,[39] one which made the group's time with contestant Ace Young look negative, despite it being the opposite. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Idol is an American reality-competition show airing on Fox. ...   is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ... Fat Bottomed Girls ( ) is a hit single by the English rock band Queen. ... Not to be confused with the Pink Floyd song of the same name. ... Who Wants to Live Forever is a song by the English rock band Queen. ... Innuendo is a song by English rock band Queen. ... Brett Asa Ace Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ...


Al Murray's Happy Hour has a Queen theme, as it uses "Don't Stop Me Now" for the introduction and features guest performers along with host Al Murray singing different Queen songs each episode. The remainder of Queen did appear at the end of a series of the show. Al Murrays Happy Hour is a chat show presented by Al Murray. ... Dont Stop Me Now ( ) is a 1979 hit single by Queen, from their 1978 album Jazz. ... Al Murray (born May 10, 1968) is an English comedian best known for his stand-up persona, the Pub Landlord, a stereotypical xenophobic public house licensee, and indeed earlier in his career he performed in pubs as though it were genuinely his gaff. Murray has toured with other comedians (including...


"I Was Born to Love You" was used as the theme song of the Japanese drama Pride on Fuji Television in 2004, starring Takuya Kimura and Yūko Takeuchi. The show's soundtrack also contained other songs by Queen, including "We Will Rock You, "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody". I Was Born To Love You is a 1985s song by Freddie Mercury, and was released as a single and on the Mr. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Japanese dramas (Japanese: ドラマ dorama; J-dramas; from English drama) are a staple of Japanese television and are broadcast daily. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Fuji Television Network, Inc. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named Takuya Kimura, see Takuya Kimura (disambiguation). ... Takeuchi YÅ«ko (竹内結子, b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... We Are The Champions is a power ballad written by Freddie Mercury, recorded and performed by Queen for their 1977 album News of the World. ...   is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ...


The band made tentative plans to provide material for use in " The Hotel New Hampshire" but this project was abandoned although "Keep Passing The Open Windows" (which is an important catch-phrase line in the movie) did survive. The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 film based on a 1981 novel of the same name by John Irving. ...


In musical theatre

In 2002, a musical or "rock theatrical" based on the songs of Queen, titled We Will Rock You, opened at the Dominion Theatre on London's West End. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Brian May and Roger Taylor, and produced by Robert De Niro. It has since been staged in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane, Australia; Cologne, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; South Africa, Las Vegas United States; Zurich, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Moscow, Russia; Varberg, Sweden; Auckland, New Zealand; Toronto, Canada; Hong Kong and Singapore. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... We Will Rock You is a jukebox musical, based on the songs of Queen and named after their hit single of the same name. ... The Dominion Theatre is a West End theatre situated on Tottenham Court Road close to St Giles Circus and Centre Point Tower, in the London Borough of Camden. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian, writer and director. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6. ... Location within Switzerland   Zürich[?] (German pronunciation IPA: ; usually spelled Zurich in English) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: Country Sweden County Halland County Province Halland Charter 1100 Area    - City km² Population    - City (2006) 25,000 Time zone CET (UTC+1) CEST (UTC+2) Website: www2. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ...


The original London production was scheduled to close on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the Dominion Theatre, but due to public demand, the show has now been extended indefinitely. We Will Rock You has become the longest running musical ever to run at this prime London theatre, overtaking the previous record holder, the Grease musical.[40] Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ...


The launch of the musical coincided with Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. As part of the Jubilee celebrations Brian May performed a guitar solo of "God Save the Queen",[41] as featured on Queen's A Night at the Opera, from the roof of Buckingham Palace. The recording of this performance was used as video for the same song on the 30th Anniversary DVD edition of A Night at the Opera. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarchs reign. ... Guitar solos are a melodic passage, section, or entire piece of music written for an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar. ... For other uses, see God Save the Queen (disambiguation). ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ...


Sean Bovim created "Queen at the Ballet", a tribute to Freddie Mercury, which uses Queen's music as a soundtrack for the show’s dancers, who interpret the stories behind tracks such as "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Radio Ga Ga" and "Killer Queen." Queen at the Ballet is a rock ballet created by Sean Bovim as a tribute to Freddy Mercury, that brings the legendary music of Queen vividly back to life - interpreting the stories behind classic tracks such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga and Killer Queen. ...


Brian May has confirmed that they are considering writing a sequel to the musical.


Sound and style

Queen composed music that drew inspiration from many different genres of music, often with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. Among the genres they have been associated with are: dance/disco,[42] glam rock,[43] hard rock,[43] heavy metal,[43] pop rock,[43] progressive rock[43] and psychedelic rock.[44] Queen also wrote songs that were inspired by genres that are not or barely associated with rock, such as country, ragtime, opera, symphonic rock, gospel, vaudeville and folk. Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a rock music style that developed in the UK in the post-hippie early 1970s which was performed by singers and musicians wearing outrageous clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and platform-soled boots. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... This article is about the genre. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Look up ragtime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Symphonic rock is a subgenre of rock music, and more specifically, progressive rock. ... For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... Folk can refer to a number of different things: It can be short for folk music, or, for folksong, or, for folklore; it may be a word for a specific people, tribe, or nation, especially one of the Germanic peoples; it might even be a calque on the related German...


Sonic experimentation figured heavily in Queen's songs. A distinctive characteristic of Queen's music are the vocal harmonies which are usually comprised of the voices of May, Mercury and Taylor best heard on the studio albums A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races. Some of the ground work for the development of this sound can be attributed to their former producer Roy Thomas Baker as well as their engineer Mike Stone. Besides vocal harmonies, Queen were also known for multi-tracking voices to imitate the sound of a large choir through overdubs. According to Brian May, there are over 180 vocal overdubs in "Bohemian Rhapsody".[45] Many Queen songs were also written with audience participation in mind, such as "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions".[46] The Tascam 85 16B analogue tape recorder can record 16 tracks of audio on 1 inch (2. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Les Paul, a pioneer of multi-track recording. ...   is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ...


Influence on other musicians

More recently Queen has been recognised as having made significant contributions to such genres as arena rock,[citation needed] hard rock,[47] heavy metal,[48] pop rock and progressive rock,[citation needed] amongst others. Hence the band has been cited as an influence by many other musicians. Moreover, like their music, the collection of bands and artists that have claimed to be influenced by Queen is diverse and spans different generations, countries and genres.


Some of the musicians that have cited the band as an influence include: Anthrax, Dream Theater, Bang Camaro, Ben Folds Five,[49] Ian Bornhoeft, Boston, Blind Guardian,[50] Kurt Cobain,[51] Def Leppard,[52] The Darkness, Extreme,[53] Foo Fighters, The Germs, The Go Go's, Davey Havok, My Chemical Romance, Jeff Scott Soto, The Killers,[54] Green Day,[55] Guns N' Roses,[56]Helloween,[57]Iron Maiden,[58]Judas Priest,[59]Kansas,[60] Manic Street Preachers, Metallica,[61] George Michael, Marilyn Manson, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, Mika,[62]Nine Inch Nails, Panic at the Disco, Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins, Switches, Max Cavalera,[63][64] Styx,[65], Sweet,[66] Cesare Cremonini and Threshold keyboardist Richard West; amongst others. Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Myung, John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. ... Bang Camaro is a heavy metal band from Boston, Massachusetts founded by guitarists Bryn Bennett and Alex Necochea and composed of members of various indie rock bands from around the area. ... Ben Folds Five (1994–2000) was a trio formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina who were a mainstay of piano rock until their breakup in 2000. ... Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... For other uses, see The Darkness (disambiguation). ... Extreme is an American rock band that achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... This article is about the band. ... The Germs is an influential punk rock band from Los Angeles formed in the late 1970s. ... The Go-Gos are an all-woman band. ... David Marchand [1] (born David Anthony Passaro, on November 20, 1975, in Rochester, New York) more commonly known by the stage name Davey Havok, is the lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI. // Havok was born in Rochester, New York and is of Italian ancestery. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Jeff Scott Soto (born November 4, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer best known for being vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteens first two albums. ... For other uses, see Killers. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... This article is about the power metal band. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... For other uses, see Kansas (disambiguation). ... Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as the Manics) are a Welsh rock band, consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, vocals). ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... For other persons named George Michael, see George Michael (disambiguation). ... Marilyn Manson is an American metal band based in Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the band. ... For other uses, see Muse (disambiguation). ... Mica Penniman (born 18 August 1983), known as Mika (IPA []), is a Lebanese-born, London-based singer who has a recording contract with Casablanca Records and Universal Music, and rose to fame around the end of 2006 and the start of 2007. ... NIN redirects here. ... Panic! At The Disco is an Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... This article is about the indie rock band Switches. ... Massimiliano Antonio Max Cavalera is a Brazilian-American singer/guitarist/songwriter of Italian heritage from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. ... Styx is an American rock band that has been popular since the 1970s, with such hits as Come Sail Away, Babe, Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Mr. ... Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 1970s British band. ... Cesare Cremonini (born on March 27, 1980 in Bologna) is an Italian singer-songwriter. ... Look up Threshold in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Richard West is the keyboardist for British progressive metal band Threshold. ...


Michael Jackson was a friend of Mercury's in the early 1980s and cited the Hot Space album as a driving influence behind the making of his 1982 album Thriller on which Mercury was originally scheduled to appear.[67] Queen have also been cited as a major influence on the "neo-classical metal" genre by Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen.[68] "Stone Cold Crazy", from 1974's Sheer Heart Attack album, is often cited as an early precursor of the speed- or thrash metal subgenre.[69] Metallica recorded a cover version of the song, which first appeared on the "Rubaiyat — Electra's 40th Anniversary" album in 1990, and won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1991. In the early '70s, Queen helped spur the heavy metal genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence;[70][71]the New Wave of British Heavy Metal followed in a similar vein, fusing the music with a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the album. ... Neo-classical metal is a subgenre of the heavy metal music heavily influenced by classical music in its style of playing and composing[1]. It implies a very technical performance and the use of elements borrowed from classical music and/or by famous classical music composers. ... Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (IPA pronunciation: //) (born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal[1] [2]. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by high speed riffing and aggression. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Blues music redirects here. ... The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (frequently abbreviated as NWOBHM or N.W.O.B.H.M.) emerged in the late 1970s and reached mainstream attention in the late 1970s, in the United Kingdom, as a reaction in part to the decline of early heavy metal bands such as... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


Historical success

As of 2005, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,322 weeks or twenty-seven years on the United Kingdom album charts; more time than any other musical act including The Beatles and Elvis Presley.[72] Also in 2005, with the release of their live album with Paul Rodgers, Queen moved into third place on the list of acts with the most aggregate time spent on the British record charts.[73] The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Elvis redirects here. ...


In 2006, the Greatest Hits album was found to be the United Kingdom's all-time best selling album, with sales upwards of 5,407,587 copies, over 604,295 more copies than its nearest competitor, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Their Greatest Hits II album came in seventh with sales upwards of 3,631,321 copies.[74] Alternate cover 1992 U.S. edition Greatest Hits is a 1981 Queen compilation. ... For other uses, see Sgt. ... Greatest Hits II is a 1991 Queen compilation. ...


One of rock's most successful, influential and popular acts, the band has released a total of eighteen number one albums, eighteen number one singles, and ten number one DVDs worldwide making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Their total album sales have been estimated at over 300 million worldwide[75] including 32.5 million in the United States[76] alone as of 2004. The band is also the only group in which every member has composed more than one chart-topping single.[77] The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ...


Accolades

Inductions

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Awards

  • 1974
    • Sounds: 3rd Best New British Band, 9th Best International Band
    • Disc: 10th Brightest Hope
    • NME: 2nd Most Promising New Name
  • 1975
    • Melody Maker: 'Band of the Year'[84]
    • Record Mirror: 2nd Best British Newcomer, 2nd Best Single ("Killer Queen"), 9th International Group
    • NME: 8th Best British Group, 7th Best Stage Band, 4th Most Promising Group In The World, 3rd Most Promising New Name, 17th Best World Group
    • Disc: Top Live Band, Top International Group, Top British Group, Top Single ("Killer Queen"), 3rd Best Album (Sheer Heart Attack), 5th Best Album (Queen II)
    • Ivor Novello Award to Mercury for "Killer Queen"[85]
    • Golden Lion Award (Belgium) to Mercury for "Killer Queen"
    • Carl Allen Award for contribution to the Ballroom Dancing Industry
  • 1976
    • NME: 1st British Stage Band, 2nd Group, 5th World Group, 3rd World Stage Band, Mercury: 7th World Singer, May: 3rd Top Guitarist, 1st British Single ("Bohemian Rhapsody"), 2nd Album ("A Night at the Opera")
    • Record Mirror / Disc: 1st Best British Group, 1st World Group, No. 1 Single ("Bohemian Rhapsody"), No. 6 Album ("A Night at the Opera"), Mercury: 5th British Singer, 6th World Singer, 4th British Songwriter, 5th World Songwriter, May: 4th British Musician, 4th World Musician
    • Sound: Best Band, Best Album (A Night at the Opera), Best Single ("Bohemian Rhapsody")[86]
    • Ivor Novello Award to Mercury for "Bohemian Rhapsody"[85]
  • 1977
    • Brittania Award: Best British Single of the Last 25 Years ("Bohemian Rhapsody")[87]
    • Europe One Radio: Most Potential Rock Band
    • Daily Mail: Best Group
  • 1979
    • Music Life, Japan: Top Group, Top Album (Jazz), Top Single, Top Singer, Top Guitarist, Top Drummer, Top Bass Player
  • 1980
    • Juno Awards, Canada: Best Group, Best International Single ("Another One Bites the Dust"), Best International Album (The Game)
    • Record World USA: Top Male Group, Top Producer, Top Disco Crossover (All awarded for "Another One Bites the Dust")
    • Dick Clark Awards USA: Best Band
    • Circus Magazine USA: 2nd Best Group, 1st Live Show, No. 1 Album (The Game), No. 1 Single ("Another One Bites the Dust"), No.3 Single ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love"), Mercury: 2nd Male Vocalist, 3rd Best Songwriter, 3rd Best Keyboard Player; 3rd Best Guitarist, 3rd Best Bassist, 3rd Best Drummer
  • 1981
    • American Music Awards: 'Favorite Pop/Rock Single' ("Another One Bites the Dust")[84]
    • Music Life, Japan: Best Group, Best Vocalist, Best Bass Player, 2nd Best Guitarist, 2nd Drummer
    • NARM Award USA: Biggest Selling Single of 1980 ("Another One Bites the Dust")
  • 1984
    • Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Silver Clef Award: Outstanding Contribution to British Music
    • UK Video Awards: Highly Commended in Best Compilation Category for The Works EP. Best Video award for "Radio Ga Ga"
  • 1986
    • Daily Mirror Reader's Poll: Top British Group, Top Male Vocalist, 5th Best Album (A Kind of Magic)
    • Daily Express: Best Album Cover Award (A Kind of Magic)
    • British Video Awards: Top Music Video Award (Live In Rio)
  • 1987
    • Sun: Best Male Vocalist for Mercury
    • Capital Radio London: Best Group
    • Ivor Novello Award: for Outstanding Contribution to British Music
    • British Video Awards: Best Video, Music category for "Live In Budapest"
  • 1988
    • Golden Rose Festival, Montreux: International Music Media Conference: Best Long Form Video worldwide (The Magic Years)
    • Festerio, Rio De Janiero: Best video documentary (The Magic Years)
  • 1989
    • Independent Television Awards: Best Band of the Eighties
    • US Film & Video Festival: Silver Screen Award (The Magic Years)
    • Diamond Awards, Antwerp: Best Special Effects Award ("The Invisible Man")
  • 1990
    • Brit Awards: Outstanding Contribution to Music[85]
  • 1991
    • American Film & Video Festival, Chicago: Innuendo won 1st Prize, I'm Going Slightly Mad won 3rd Prize for Creative Excellence in the Art Culture and Performing Arts category
    • Monitor Awards (International Teleproduction Society), New York City: Best Achievement in Music Video ("Innuendo")
  • 1992
    • Brit Awards: Mercury received a posthumous Outstanding Contribution To Music Award, Best Single Award ("These Are the Days of Our Lives";).[88]
    • Ivor Novello Award: Best Single ("These Are the Days of Our Lives"), May received a Best TV Commercial Music Award ("Driven By You")
    • Golden Giraffe Award: Greatest Hits II (Award given by the Association of Hungarian Record Producers)
    • MTV Awards: Best Video From A Movie (Wayne's World)
    • US Film & Video Festival, Chicago: Gold Camera Awards (The Freddie Mercury Tribute), (Greatest Flix II), ("The Show Must Go On") ("These Are the Days of Our Lives")
  • 1993
    • Ivor Novello Award: to Mercury ("Living on My Own") (posthumous)
    • American Society Of Composers, Authors & Publishers: Mercury posthumously awarded for "Bohemian Rhapsody" as the Most Played Record in the U.S. of 1993
    • Monitor Awards, Hollywood: "Red Couch" Awards (Greatest Flix II and "I'm Going Slightly Mad")
  • 1997
    • Ivor Novello Award: Best Song Lyrically & Musically ("Too Much Love Will Kill You")
  • 2001
    • Golden Rose Film Festival, Montreux: Prix de la Presse (The Freddie Mercury Untold Story)
  • 2002
    • New York Film Festival: Gold World Medal for the Best Television and Entertainment Program (Variety Special Section), Gold World Medal for the Best Home Video (Music Video Section) for The Freddie Mercury Untold Story
    • Capital FM Awards: Outstanding Contribution to Music
    • Guinness World Records: UK’s best single of the past 50 years ("Bohemian Rhapsody")
    • Annual DVD Awards: Best DVD-Audio/Non Video (A Night at the Opera)
    • Surround Music Awards: "Most Adventurous Mix" and "Listener's Choice" (A Night at the Opera)
  • 2003
    • Annual DVD Awards: Best DVD-Audio (The Game)
    • DVD Awards At The Universal Sheraton: DVD-Audio Of The Year (The Game)
    • Capital Legends Awards: Legendary Group
    • European Music DVD-Award: Best Live DVD (Live At Wembley Stadium)
    • Surround Music Award: "Best Mix: Non-Orchestral" (The Game)

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Polls

  • 1999 - The band was voted the 2nd greatest band in music history.[89]
  • 2005 - The band's performance at Live Aid is voted two times by a large selection of musicians and critics to be the greatest live show of all time.[31]
  • 2007 - The band was voted the 'Best British Band Of All Time.'[90]
  • 2008 - The band was voted the best rockband ever on the Internet site www.votenumber1.com. Millions of fans from over 40 countries voted.

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Logo

The Queen logo, also known as the Queen Crest, was designed by Mercury (who earned a diploma in Illustration and Graphic Design from Ealing Art College in London) shortly before the release of their first album. The logo features the zodiac signs of all four members: two lions for Leo (Deacon and Taylor), a crab for Cancer (May), and two fairies for Virgo (Mercury).[88] The lions are embracing a stylised letter Q, the crab is resting atop the Q with flames rising directly above it, and the fairies are each sheltering below a lion. There is also a crown inside the Q and the whole logo is over-shadowed by an enormous phoenix. The whole symbol bears a passing resemblance to the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, particularly with the lion supporters. The original logo, as found on the reverse-side of the first album cover, was a simple line drawing but more intricate colour versions were used on later album covers.
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Song samples

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Discography

Main article: Queen discography
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Further reading

  • Brooks, Greg (1995), Queen Live: A Concert Documentary, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 9780711948143 
  • Dean, Ken & Charlesworth, Chris (1991), Queen: The New Visual Documentary, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 9780711928282 
  • Goodall, Nigel & Lewry, Peter (1998), The Ultimate Queen, London: Simon & Schuster, ISBN 9780684821498 
  • Gunn, Jacky & Jenkins, Jim (1992), Queen: As It Began, London: Sidgwick & Jackson, ISBN 9780330332590 
  • Hodkinson, Mark (2005), Queen: The Early Years, London: Music Sales Limited, ISBN 9780711960121 
  • Hogan, Peter (1994), The Complete Guide to the Music of Queen, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 9780711935266 
  • Jackson, Laura (2002), Queen: The Definitive Biography, London: Piatkus, ISBN 9780749923174 
  • Michael, Mick (1992), Queen, In Their Own Words, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 9780711930148 
  • Purvis, Georg (2006), Queen: Complete Works, Richmond: Reynolds & Hearn, ISBN 9781905287338 
  • Dawson, Mike (2008), Freddie & Me, London: Jonathan Cape, ISBN 9780224081931 

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Jazz is a 1978 album by English rock band Queen. ... Singles from The Game Released: October 5, 1979 Released: January 25, 1980 Released: May 30, 1980 Released: August 22, 1980 Released: November, 1980 (US, Japan) The Game is a rock album by English band Queen released June 30, 1980. ... Flash Gordon is a 1980 album by English rock band Queen. ... Hot Space is an album by English rock band Queen, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Singles from The Works Released: January 23, 1984 Released: April 2, 1984 Released: July 16, 1984 Released: September 10, 1984 The Works is a 1984 pop/rock album by English band Queen. ... A Kind of Magic is a 1986 album by English rock band Queen. ... The Miracle is a 1989 album by English rock band Queen. ... Innuendo is a 1991 album by English rock band Queen. ... For the film, see Made in Heaven (film). ... Paul Rodgers, (born December 17, 1949) is an English rock singer-songwriter best known for being a member of Free and Bad Company. ... At the Beeb is a compilation album by the English rock band Queen, released on vinyl, cassette tape, and compact disc in 1989. ... Live Killers is a double vinyl and compact disc live album by English rock band Queen released on June 26, 1979. ... Live Magic is a vinyl and compact disc live album by British rock band Queen. ... Live at Wembley 86 is a double compact disc live album by English rock band Queen. ... Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl is a double compact disc live album by English band Queen released on October 25, 2004 in Europe and on November 9, 2004 in the US. It was recorded live at the National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, on June 5, 1982 during the... Return of the Champions is a double compact disc live album by British rock band Queen and Paul Rodgers. ... Paul Rodgers, (born December 17, 1949) is an English rock singer-songwriter best known for being a member of Free and Bad Company. ... Queen Rock Montreal is a double live CD by English band Queen. ... Alternate cover 1992 U.S. edition Greatest Hits is a 1981 Queen compilation. ... Greatest Hits II is a 1991 Queen compilation. ... Classic Queen is a 1992 compilation of songs by the British rock band Queen. ... Queen Rocks is a compilation album by the English rock band Queen, released in 1997. ... Greatest Hits III is a compilation of latter-day Queen (Queen+) songs, the band members solo hits and the bands collaborations with other artists. ... Stone Cold Classics is a compilation album by British rock band Queen released on April 11,2006. ... The A-Z of Queen, Volume 1 is a compilation album by the English rock band Queen, released in 2007. ... We Will Rock You is a live DVD by English band Queen. ... Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert poster The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was an open-air concert held on Easter Monday, April 20, 1992 at Londons Wembley Stadium, televised live worldwide to an estimated audience of one billion viewers. ... Greatest Video Hits 1 was the first Queen video collection. ... Live At Wembley Stadium is an album by rock group Queen which features live recordings from a concert at Wembley Stadium. ... It was released in November 2003. ... Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl is a double compact disc live album by English band Queen released on October 25, 2004 in Europe and on November 9, 2004 in the US. It was recorded live at the National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, on June 5, 1982 during the... Return of the Champions is a double compact disc live album by British rock band Queen and Paul Rodgers. ... Super Live in Japan is a DVD by the two remaining members of Queen; Brian May and Roger Taylor, resurrecting the name Queen with another rock legend; Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, in which he was famed as the lead singer. ... Paul Rodgers, (born December 17, 1949) is an English rock singer-songwriter best known for being a member of Free and Bad Company. ... 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The Magic Tour was the last Tour made by the british Rock band Queen with their lead singer Freddie Mercury, the next bands tour Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour was made by only 2 of the former membes of the band Brian May and Roger Taylor with Paul Rodgerss... Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour was a world concert tour by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, joined by singer Paul Rodgers at end of 2004 under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers. ... This is a discography of works by Queen. ... Categories: | ... The English rock band Queen are notable for their live performances due to the energy and atmosphere they created with their diverse catalogue of songs, use of massive sound systems, huge lighting rigs, arsenal of pyrotechnics and many extravagant costumes to help enrich their shows into entertaining, theatrical events. ... This is a list of all songs performed by Queen. ... 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