Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). 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 forming Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. 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. Mercury joined the band in 1970, suggested "Queen" as a new band name, and adopted his familiar stage name. John Deacon was recruited before the band recorded their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 which brought them international success. The latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and popularised the music video.
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- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Live At Wembley Stadium, Friday 11 July 1986)
- Queen - The Show Must Go On (Official Lyric Video)
- Queen - Greatest Hits (1) [1 hour long]
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Official Video)
- Queen - Greatest Hits (2) [1 hour 20 minutes long]
- Poker Praying: Hoping for a Queen
- Queen - I Want To Break Free (Official Video)
- Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (Official Video)