There is arguably no greater team of musicians than that of John Deacon, Brian May, Freddy Mercury and Roger Taylor. Known collectively as British rock band Queen, their music became legendary, their exploits became fantasy and their impact became embedded in popular culture. Separately the band members were academic geniuses too, with Taylor studying to become a Dentist and Deacon even designing and building his own amp. Dr Brian May recently finished his doctorate post-Queen and alongside his father Harold, built his own guitar; the infamous 'Red Special' whose unique sound has echoed throughout 40 years of musical creation. Towards the late 60's Taylor/May had a band named Smile with vocalist Tim Staffel and met an oddly dressed Jimi Hendrix-obsessed fashion student named Freddie Mercury. Mercury himself had a rather strange upbringing, born into wealth and luxury at the tail end of the British Empire in Africa, before being moved to a small terraced house in South London on the flight path to Heathrow. Feeling despondent and parting ways with Staffel, Mercury quickly saw his chance, volunteering his own services for the band. A partnership was born one completed sometime later with the addition of Deacon and cemented with the release of the band's self-titled debut album in 1973. For your pleasure we present the 'Top 20 Classic Queen Tracks' which, we feel, deserve to be played and played again. A playlist quite fit for royalty.
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First studied Journalism in Ireland in 2003, returning to Sunderland University on the tenth anniversary of my first studies in the subject to continue towards an MA. Interested in all sorts including WWE, Music, Film, TV and Games. Has travelled around a bit to places like California, Ontario and Mexico and plans to do more of the same soon again.
Recently I've been writing pieces on my favourite topics which have included obscure theme music from nostalgic shows, Guns N' Roses and a few other surprises I'll be happy to share in time!