Queen was the Champion


Queen is a rock band that originated in London, England, consisting of Freddie Mercury (vocals and piano), Brian May (guitarist and vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums and vocals), and John Deacon (bass).

They started their career performing at local pubs and venues in 1970, but their first album, which was called “Queen” was released in 1973. Their first single was “Keep Yourself alive”, which was featured on the album, but it didn’t do well on music charts. “Seven Seas of Rhye”, also on the album was also a big hit. In their entire music career, they released fifteen albums, which were “Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, News of the World, Jazz, The Game, Flash Gordon, Hot Space, The Works, A Kind of Magic, The Miracle, Innuendo and Made in Heaven.” Their biggest hits were “ Somebody to love, Don’t stop me now, Killer Queen, We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions and Under Pressure featuring David Bowie”, not forgetting the classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which is one of the most revolutionary songs of its time, mixing three genres in one song., It had ballad section, an operatic section, and a rock section, but also way too many harmonies to count which gave it the magic that people enjoy about it to this day. Although, the meaning behind it, no one knows, which is also why it’s so legendary.

Queen was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. They earned the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1990. They have gotten many more awards, but those are the most recognized.

Queen was widely known for their Frontman and lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury. He was very flamboyant and wild, but that is what made everyone love him. He also had a very rich, four octave voice, and people think it was due to his massive overbite. He could of gotten his bite fixed, but he didn’t want to mess up his voice.

Queen is also legendary for their Live Aid performance-it made history. Live Aid was a fundraiser for AIDS, and the more viewers and people were there, the more money it received. When Queen performed, 1.9 billion viewers were watching, and most of the people came to the event to see Queen. Alone, they raised the most money for the whole fundraiser.

Queen probably would have made more music, but unfortunately, frontman, Freddie Mercury died from AIDS on November 24th, 1991. Despite Freddie’s untimely death, the band still tours and plays shows with artist Adam Lambert as lead vocalist. Mercury will never be forgotten and Queen will live on in his memory.