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History of the Group “Queen”

Queen (founded in 1970) is a cult British rock band, one of the most successful and influential in the history of music.

Brian May and Roger Taylor, joined by Farrukh Bulsara (Freddie Mercury), stood at the origins of the Queen group. Before John Deacon took the bass role in 1971, Mike Grose, Barry Mitchell, Doug Bogey played bass in the band. The group’s name and logo were invented by Freddie Mercury.

The first album in Queen’s biography was recorded within two years and was released in 1973 under the same name. Before starting independent performances, the group performed “as an opening act.”

The following year, two albums were released: “Queen II”, “Sheer Heart Attack” (took second place in the British hit parade), the first video was made.

In 1975, Queen’s biography released the album A Night at the Opera (four times platinum), which became one of the greatest for the group. The song “Bohemian Rhapsody” is one of the most famous pieces in the history of “Queen”. A video was shot for the song with unique special effects for those times. The group’s concerts are held not only in the UK, but also in the USA, Japan, Canada.

The album “A Day at the Races” (1976) by the group “Queen” did not meet with critical acclaim, although it brought several hits. The band’s tour even reaches Australia.

Queen’s undoubted hits: “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” were released on the 1977 album News of the World. The next year saw the light of the scandalous album “Jazz”. Having engaged in concert activities, the group released the compilation “Live Killers” in 1978.

Queen’s album The Game in 1980 marks a new era for the band. Now the musicians began to actively use the synthesizer. Freddie Mercury changed his stage image.

The albums “Greatest Hits” (compilation of 1981), “Hot Space” (1982, in the album – a joint hit with David Bowie “Under Pressure”) are released.

The next hits were the songs “Radio Ga Ga” and “I Want to Break Free” from the album “The Works” (1984). After the release of the album “A Kind Of Magic” in 1986, the band embarked on one of the greatest European tours in the history of rock music, bringing together about a million people.

In the songs of the album “The Miracle” (1989), you can hear the change in Mercury’s voice. The rumors spread about the singer’s illness became more and more obvious.

In 1990, no new songs were released by the Queen group. The group won the Brit Awards. And in 1991 the album “Innuendo” was released with the greatest hit “The Show Must Go On”. On November 23, 1991, Mercury publicly confirmed that he was sick with AIDS, and on November 24, he died.

In April 1992, a huge concert dedicated to Freddie Mercury was held, with the participation of many stars and friends of the singer. And in 1992 the musicians released their last album “Made in Heaven”, which consisted of unreleased compositions and session recordings.

After the death of Mercury, the musicians gave concerts with Robbie Williams, George Michael, Zemfira as soloists. The best was the union with Paul Rogers, with whom the group recorded a new song “Say it’s Not True”. In September 2008, the group gave a huge charity concert in Kharkov, bringing together about 350 thousand listeners.

In total, 16 studio albums and 6 live albums have been published for the biography of the Queen group.

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