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Queen - the popular British rock band that has achieved the wide popularity in the mid-70s of the XX century, is one of the most successful teams in the history of rock music, the world general circulation of albums is 500 million . “Queen” was formed in London in 1971
Queen members Brian May guitar, vocals Roger Taylor drums, vocals Freddie Mercury lead vocals, piano John Deacon bass guitar
Queen released their eponymous debut album, which was called “Queen”. The work was influenced by the heavy metal and progressive rock of that day. The album was received well by critics and some of them called it an "above average debut". But it drew little mainstream attention and a Brian May composition, sold poorly.
Breakthrough Era Queen enjoyed success in the UK during the early 1970s, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack in 1974 A Night at the Opera in 1975 and that gained the band international success.
Continued success In 1976 Queen played one of their most famous gigs, a free concert in Hyde Park, London It set an attendance record, with 150,000 people confirmed in the audience. In 1981, Queen embarked on The Game Tour, and became the first major rock band to play in Latin American stadiums. where they sometimes played to an audience of 300,000 people. Queen also played behind the Iron Curtain when they performed to a crowd of 80,000 in Budapest, in what was one of the biggest rock concerts ever held in Eastern Europe. During their career Queen visited a lot of different countries, worked on various solo projects .One of them was
Queen composed music that drew inspiration from many different genres of music, often with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. The genres they have been associated with include progressive rock, glam rock, hard rock, heavy metal, pop rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock . Queen also wrote songs that were inspired by genres that are not typically associated with rock, such as ragtime, opera, gospel, vaudeville, and folk.
In 1990, Mercury made his final public appearance when he joined the rest of Queen to collect the BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Innuendo was released which included one of three charting singles In November of 1991 Mercury died of bronchopneumonia . The statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux
Absolute Greatest The band has released 18 number one albums 18 number one singles 10 number one DVDs
Classic rock songs of Queen are «Bohemian Rhapsody», «We Will Rock You», «We Are the Champions», «The Show Must Go On», «Radio Ga Ga», «Princes of the Universe»
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