Queen

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  • The band Queen was created

    The band Queen was created
    Before forming Queen, May and Taylor had played together in the band Smile. Mercury was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. He joined in 1970 and suggested the name "Queen". Deacon was recruited in March 1971.
  • Queen, first album

    Queen, first album
    Queen, the first studio album was released
  • First appearance of Queen in the UK chart

    First appearance of Queen in the UK chart
    Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974
  • Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack were published

    Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack were published
    The band´s second and third albums were published the same year.
  • A Night at the Opera. International success

    A Night at the Opera. International success
    Sheer Heart Attack at the end of 1974 and, above all, A Night at the Opera in 1975 brought them international success
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, first number one hit in the UK chart

    Bohemian Rhapsody, first number one hit in the UK chart
    Bohemian Rhapsody stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and helped popularise the music video format.
  • A Day at the Races was published

    A Day at the Races was published
    The album contained great success single, Somebody to Love.
  • News of the World is published

    News of the World is published
    The album contained two greatly successul singles which have become sports hyms, We Will Rock You and We are the Champions.
  • The album Jazz is published

    The album Jazz is published
    It contained Bicyle Race, Fat Bottomed Girls and, above all, Don´t Stop Me Now.
  • Queen has become the best at big concerts

    Queen has become the best at big concerts
    By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world.
  • Another One Bites the Dust was released

    Another One Bites the Dust was released
    "Another One Bites the Dust" became their best-selling single.
  • Their first Greatest Hits compilation is released

    Their first Greatest Hits compilation is released
    Their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US.
  • Hot Space is published

    Hot Space is published
    It contained, among other successes, Under Pressure.
  • The Works is published

    The Works is published
    Hits such as Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free and Hammer to Fall appear in this album.
  • Live Aid performance

    Live Aid performance
    Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been ranked among the greatest in rock history by various publications.
  • Freddie Mercury´s last performance with Queen

    Freddie Mercury´s last performance with Queen
    In August 1986, Mercury gave his last performance with Queen at Knebworth, England.
  • A Kind of Magic is published

    A Kind of Magic is published
    It contained A Kind of Magic, Who Wants to Live Forever and Friends Will Be Friends.
  • The Miracle is published

    The Miracle is published
    It contained the Miracle, Breakthru and I Want it All
  • Freddie Mercury dies

    Freddie Mercury dies
    Freddie Mercury died in 1991 of bronchopneumonia - a complication of AIDS.
  • Innuendo is published

    Innuendo is published
    It contained The Show Must Go On, among others.
  • Made in Heaven is published

    Made in Heaven is published
    A postumous work which contained I Was Born to Love You and Too Much Love Will Kill You, among others.
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    Freddie Mercury´s time in Queen

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    Brian May´s time in Queen

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    Roger Taylor´s time in Queen

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    John Deacon´s time in Queen

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    Queen and Paul Rodgers

    At the end of 2004, May and Taylor announced that they would reunite and return to touring in 2005 with Paul Rodgers (founder and former lead singer of Free and Bad Company). Brian May's website also stated that Rodgers would be "featured with" Queen as "Queen + Paul Rodgers", not replacing Mercury.
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    Departure from EMI, 40th anniversary

    On 20 May 2009, May and Taylor performed "We Are the Champions" live on the season finale of American Idol with winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert, who would later become the new leading singer of the band, after the Paul Rodgers left it.
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    Queen + Adam Lambert and The Queen Extravaganza Band

    Queen still goes on, and will do it forever, with projects led by Taylor and May involving great singers of nowadays such as Adam Lambert and Mark Martel.