Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. They originally consisted of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.

Before joining Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had been playing together in a band named Smile with bassist Tim Staffell. Freddie Mercury (then known by his birth name of Farrokh "Freddie" Bulsara) was a fan of Smile, and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques after Staffell's departure in 1970. Mercury himself joined the band shortly thereafter, changed the name of the… Read all


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Area United Kingdom [GB]
Activity period From: Jun 27 1970 (London [GB] )
Members Freddie Mercury (from 1970 to Nov 24 1991), Roger Taylor (from 1970), Brian May (from 1970), Doug Bogie (from Jan 1971 to Feb 1971), Mike Grose (from Jun 1970 to Aug 1970), John Deacon (from Feb 1971 to 1997), Barry Mitchell (from Aug 1970 to Jan 1971)
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