♫ MUSIC SHARE ♫ - Queen are a rock band from England, this band formed in London in 1971, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury on lead vocals, piano, Brian May on guitar, vocals, John Deacon on bass guitar, vocals, and Roger Taylor on drums, vocals. Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, but this band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works, incorporating more diverse and innovative in their music styles.

Before joining Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had been playing together in a band which named Smile along with Tim Staffell as bassist.

Freddie Mercury, then known by his birth name of Farrokh/ Freddie Bulsara, was a fan of Smile, and encouraged Smile to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques after Staffell's departure in 1970.

Freddie Mercury joined the band shortly thereafter, then changed the name of the band to Queen, and adopted his familiar stage name. John Deacon was recruited prior to recording their eponymous debut album in 1973.

Queen enjoyed their success in the UK with their debut and its follow-up, Queen II, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera that gained the band international success.

The latter featured Bohemian Rhapsody, which stayed at number one in the UK charts for nine weeks, it charted at number one in several other territories, and gave the band their first US Top Ten Hit.

Their album in 1977, News of the World, contained two of rock's most recognisable anthems, titled We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions. By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands around the world, and their performance at 1985's Live Aid was regarded as one of the greatest in rock history.

In 1991, Freddie Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and John Deacon retired in 1997. Since then, Brian May and Roger Taylor have infrequently performed together, including a collaboration with Paul Rodgers under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers which ended in May 2009.

Discography (Released Album) :
1973 - Queen
1974 - Queen II
1974 - Sheer Heart Attack
1975 - A Night at the Opera
1976 - A Day at the Races
1977 - News of the World
1978 - Jazz
1980 - The Game
1980 - Flash Gordon
1982 - Hot Space
1984 - The Works
1986 - A Kind of Magic
1989 - The Miracle
1991 - Innuendo
1995 - Made in Heaven

Band members
Current members
Brian May – guitars, keyboards, vocals (1970 - present)
Roger Taylor – drums, percussion, vocals (1970 - present)

Former members
Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, piano, guitar (1970 - 1991)
John Deacon – bass guitar (1971 - 1997)


1 comment:

bagi bagio said...

Aliran musik QUEEN ini dulu begitu kental pengaruhnya mewarnai aliran musik Indonesia...
Musiknya Khas BGT... Hwehehe