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[[File:Queen - The Works Photo Shoot - 1984 - 1.jpg|thumb|right|Queen in 1984.]]
  
'''Queen''' is a British rock band formed in London in 1971. They have been my favorite band since Middle School. The first album I ever bought was ''[[Sheer Heart Attack]]'', and I have since purchase every single one of their studio albums and a whole bunch of live and compilation discs.
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'''Queen''' is a British [[rock]] band formed in London in 1971. They began primarily as a [[progressive rock]] group and slowly matured to a wide assortment of genres, though focused mostly on [[hard rock]].
  
I never bothered listening to very much music in my early teen years, so I only knew of two Queen songs, ''[[Bohemian Rhapsody]]'' and ''[[Killer Queen]]'' from radio play, movies, and the like. While riding in a car with my mother one day, we heard ''Killer Queen'' on the radio, and this caused her to buy the pink-covered Queen's ''Classic Queen'' CD. This was a catalyst for my addiction to Queen, and for a good portion of my teen years, I listened to Queen almost exclusively. I next got the blue ''Greatest Hits'' album as a gift, and then ''Sheer Heart Attack''.
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==Personal==
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Queen has been my favorite band since middle school. The first album I ever bought was ''[[Sheer Heart Attack]]'', and I have since purchased every single one of their studio albums and a whole bunch of live and compilation albums. I never bothered listening to very much music in my early teen years, so I only knew of two Queen songs, ''[[Bohemian Rhapsody]]'' and ''[[Killer Queen]]'' from radio play, movies, and the like. While riding in a car with my mother one day, we heard ''Killer Queen'' on the radio and we both enjoyed it, and this caused her to buy the pink-covered Queen's ''Classic Queen'' CD. This was a catalyst for my addiction to Queen, and for a good portion of my teen years, I listened to Queen almost exclusively. I next got the blue ''Greatest Hits'' album as a gift, then I bought ''Sheer Heart Attack'', and went on to buy all their other albums.
  
 
==Members==
 
==Members==
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* [[John Deacon]] - Bass.
 
* [[John Deacon]] - Bass.
  
One of the things I especially like about Queen comes from the fact that each of the members is directly involved with creating new music. Unlike so many pop bands which either feature a single artist with an interchangeable band, or a vocalist who has musicians write songs for them, every member of Queen was talented enough to contribute new songs. This gives their music a much wider range of topics and different perspectives, and, with three vocalists, a much wider range of timbres.
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One of the things I especially like about Queen comes from the fact that each of the members was directly involved with creating new music. Unlike so many pop bands which either feature a single artist with an interchangeable band, or a vocalist who has musicians write songs for them, every member of Queen was talented enough to contribute new songs. This gives their music a much wider range of genres, topics, and different perspectives, and, with three vocalists, a much wider range of timbres.
  
 
Freddie Mercury died on 1991-11-24. John Deacon's last work with Queen was the song ''[[No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)]]'' in October 1997 before retiring. He did not play on ''[[The Cosmos Rocks]]''. Both Brian and Roger still play and produce music with the name Queen+. I saw Queen play live with Adam Lambert on 2014-06-19, and it was one of the more poignant moments of my life.
 
Freddie Mercury died on 1991-11-24. John Deacon's last work with Queen was the song ''[[No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)]]'' in October 1997 before retiring. He did not play on ''[[The Cosmos Rocks]]''. Both Brian and Roger still play and produce music with the name Queen+. I saw Queen play live with Adam Lambert on 2014-06-19, and it was one of the more poignant moments of my life.
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| 1974-11-01 || ''[[Sheer Heart Attack]]'' || 1,552
 
| 1974-11-01 || ''[[Sheer Heart Attack]]'' || 1,552
 
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| 1975-11-21 || ''[[A Night At the Opera]]'' ||  
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| 1975-11-21 || ''[[A Night At the Opera]]'' || 387
 
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|-
 
| 1976-12-10 || ''[[A Day At the Races]]'' || 1,217
 
| 1976-12-10 || ''[[A Day At the Races]]'' || 1,217
 
|-
 
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| 1977-10-28 || ''[[News of the World]]'' ||  
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| 1977-10-28 || ''[[News of the World]]'' || 628
 
|-
 
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| 1978-11-10 || ''[[Jazz|Jazz]]'' || 775
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| 1978-11-10 || ''[[Jazz (album)|Jazz]]'' || 775
 
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| 1980-06-30 || ''[[The Game]]'' ||  
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| 1980-06-30 || ''[[The Game]]'' || 650
 
|-
 
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| 1980-12-08 || ''[[Flash Gordon (soundtrack)|Flash Gordon]]'' ||  
 
| 1980-12-08 || ''[[Flash Gordon (soundtrack)|Flash Gordon]]'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| 1982-05-21 || ''[[Hot Space]]'' ||  
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| 1982-05-21 || ''[[Hot Space]]'' || 689
 
|-
 
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| 1884-02-27 || ''[[The Works]]'' ||  
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| 1984-02-27 || ''[[The Works]]'' ||  
 
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| 1986-06-02 || ''[[A Kind of Magic]]'' || 1,468
 
| 1986-06-02 || ''[[A Kind of Magic]]'' || 1,468
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This is a list of some of my favorite Queen songs. For all their songs, see [[:Category:Queen Songs|Queen Songs]].
 
This is a list of some of my favorite Queen songs. For all their songs, see [[:Category:Queen Songs|Queen Songs]].
  
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* [[Bring Back That Leroy Brown]]
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* [[Cool Cat]]
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* [[Crazy Little Thing Called Love]]
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* [[Dancer]]
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* [[Dear Friends]]
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* [[Don't Stop Me Now]]
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* [[Drowse]]
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* [[The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke]]
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* [[Fat Bottomed Girls]]
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* [[Father to Son]]
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* [[Forever]]
 
* [[Friends Will Be Friends]]
 
* [[Friends Will Be Friends]]
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* [[Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy]]
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* [[Hammer to Fall]]
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* [[Heaven For Everyone]]
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* [[Killer Queen]]
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* [[A Kind of Magic]]
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* [[Leaving Home Ain't Easy]]
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* [[Let Me Entertain You]]
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* [[Let Me Live]]
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* [[Lily of the Valley]]
 
* [[Long Away]]
 
* [[Long Away]]
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* [[Made In Heaven]]
 
* [[March of the Black Queen]]
 
* [[March of the Black Queen]]
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* [[Mother Love]]
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* [[The Night Comes Down]]
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* [[No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)]]
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* [[Now I'm Here]]
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* [[One Vision]]
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* [[One Year of Love]]
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* [[Pain Is So Close to Pleasure]]
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* [[Sail Away Sweet Sister]]
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* [[See What a Fool I've Been]]
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* [[Save Me]]
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* [[Seven Seas of Rhye]]
 
* [[Seven Seas of Rhye]]
 
* [[She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos)]]
 
* [[She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos)]]
 
* [[The Show Must Go On]]
 
* [[The Show Must Go On]]
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* [[Sleeping On the Sidewalk]]
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* [[Some Day One Day]]
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* [[Spread Your Wings]]
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* [[Staying Power]]
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* [[Somebody to Love]]
 
* [[Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)]]
 
* [[Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)]]
 
* [[These Are the Days of Our Lives]]
 
* [[These Are the Days of Our Lives]]
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* [[Too Much Love Will Kill You]]
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* [[Under Pressure]]
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* [[We Are the Champions]]
 
* [[White Queen (As It Began)]]
 
* [[White Queen (As It Began)]]
 
* [[Who Wants to Live Forever]]
 
* [[Who Wants to Live Forever]]
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* [[You and I]]
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* [[You're My Best Friend]]
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==Media==
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===Photos===
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<gallery>
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Queen - The Works Photo Shoot - 1984 - 1.jpg|During a photo shoot for ''[[The Works]]''.
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Queen - The Works Photo Shoot - 1984 - 2.jpg|Alternate photo from the same shoot.
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</gallery>
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===Wallpapers===
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<gallery>
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Queen - Wallpaper - Freddie Singing.jpg|Freddie singing (1920x1080).
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Queen - Wallpaper - King Freddie.jpg|King Freddie (1920x1200).
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Queen - Wallpaper - Amber Coat of Arms.jpg|Coat of arms (1024x768).
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</gallery>
  
==Videos==
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===Videos===
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJMNrp9T7pM youtube.com/watch?v=cJMNrp9T7pM] - Hidden gems.
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJMNrp9T7pM youtube.com/watch?v=cJMNrp9T7pM] - Hidden gems.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
 
{{Link|Wikipedia|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_%28band%29}}
 
{{Link|Wikipedia|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_%28band%29}}
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{{Link|YouTube|https://www.youtube.com/user/queenofficial}}
 
{{Link|Discogs|https://www.discogs.com/artist/81013-Queen}}
 
{{Link|Discogs|https://www.discogs.com/artist/81013-Queen}}
 
{{Link|Official|http://www.queenonline.com}}
 
{{Link|Official|http://www.queenonline.com}}

Latest revision as of 09:40, 15 October 2020

Queen in 1984.

Queen is a British rock band formed in London in 1971. They began primarily as a progressive rock group and slowly matured to a wide assortment of genres, though focused mostly on hard rock.

Personal

Queen has been my favorite band since middle school. The first album I ever bought was Sheer Heart Attack, and I have since purchased every single one of their studio albums and a whole bunch of live and compilation albums. I never bothered listening to very much music in my early teen years, so I only knew of two Queen songs, Bohemian Rhapsody and Killer Queen from radio play, movies, and the like. While riding in a car with my mother one day, we heard Killer Queen on the radio and we both enjoyed it, and this caused her to buy the pink-covered Queen's Classic Queen CD. This was a catalyst for my addiction to Queen, and for a good portion of my teen years, I listened to Queen almost exclusively. I next got the blue Greatest Hits album as a gift, then I bought Sheer Heart Attack, and went on to buy all their other albums.

Members

One of the things I especially like about Queen comes from the fact that each of the members was directly involved with creating new music. Unlike so many pop bands which either feature a single artist with an interchangeable band, or a vocalist who has musicians write songs for them, every member of Queen was talented enough to contribute new songs. This gives their music a much wider range of genres, topics, and different perspectives, and, with three vocalists, a much wider range of timbres.

Freddie Mercury died on 1991-11-24. John Deacon's last work with Queen was the song No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young) in October 1997 before retiring. He did not play on The Cosmos Rocks. Both Brian and Roger still play and produce music with the name Queen+. I saw Queen play live with Adam Lambert on 2014-06-19, and it was one of the more poignant moments of my life.

Discography

Studio Albums

Release Date Album Title Rating
1973-07-13 Queen
1974-03-08 Queen II 1,618
1974-11-01 Sheer Heart Attack 1,552
1975-11-21 A Night At the Opera 387
1976-12-10 A Day At the Races 1,217
1977-10-28 News of the World 628
1978-11-10 Jazz 775
1980-06-30 The Game 650
1980-12-08 Flash Gordon
1982-05-21 Hot Space 689
1984-02-27 The Works
1986-06-02 A Kind of Magic 1,468
1989-05-22 The Miracle
1991-02-05 Innuendo 1,091
1995-11-06 Made In Heaven 794

Songs

This is a list of some of my favorite Queen songs. For all their songs, see Queen Songs.

Media

Photos

Wallpapers

Videos

Links

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