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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.

The band drew artistic influences from British rock acts of the 1960s and early 1970s, such as the Beatles, the Kinks, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Who, Black Sabbath, Slade, Deep Purple, David Bowie, Genesis and Yes, in addition to American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, with Mercury also inspired by the gospel singer Aretha Franklin. May referred to the Beatles as being "our bible in the way they used the studio and they painted pictures and this wonderful instinctive use of harmonies."

At their outset in the early 1970s, Queen's music has been characterised as "Led Zeppelin meets Yes" due to its combination of "acoustic/electric guitar extremes and fantasy-inspired multi-part song epics". They have been recognised as having made significant contributions to such genres as hard rock, and heavy metal, among others. Hence, the band have been cited as an influence by many other musicians.

Many scholars consider the "Bohemian Rhapsody" music video ground-breaking, and credit it with popularising the medium.

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Queen (QN002JA)

Queen

Freddie Mercury performing onstage wearing a harlequin one-piece at Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977

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Queen

Freddie Mercury and Brian May photographed on Queens first solo British tour on October 30th 1974 at Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

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Queen

Freddie Mercury onstage with Queen at the Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977 on their A Day At The Races Tour

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Queen

Freddie live at the Rainbow Theatre in March 1974 wearing a Zandra Rhodes creation.

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Queen

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' vinyl single

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Queen

Queen rehearsing for their first major tour
. North End Road, Fulham, London July 1973

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Queen

Mick Rock cover artwork for the iconic Queen 2 album released in 1974

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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury performing at Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen during Queen's 'A Day At The Races' Tour in May 1977

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Queen (QN003MR)

Queen

Iconic shot of Freddie Mercury from Queen, taken by world leading music photographer Mick Rock in London 1974

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Queen

Freddie Mercury, wrapped in purple sheets, captured by renowned photographer Mick Rock in London, 1974

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Shooting promotional films for the singles Rain & Paperback Writer at Chiswick Park Gardens in May 1966

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