About: Queen

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_%28band%29

Queen is a British rock band which came to popularity during the mid-1970s, and has amassed an enormous worldwide fanbase that continues to exist to this day. They have sold an estimated 300 million records around the world and, in their home country of Britain, remain second only to The Beatles in terms of collectibility. They were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

Though often panned by critics, especially in the US, in recent years the group’s critical stock has increased considerably: they have generally become recognized as pioneers of heavy metal, glam rock, progressive rock and stadium rock and been cited as influential to the sound of later artists (see “Influence on Modern Music” later in the article), and in 2001 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The band also paved the way for the commercial music video, having promoted their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody with a conceptual promo released worldwide, considered by many to be the first true music video.

Their band’s crest (pictured) was designed by Freddie Mercury and includes the zodiac signs of all four members surrounding a Phoenix – two lions, to represent two Leos, a crab for Cancer and fairies representing Virgo.

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Other Sites Found Around The ‘Net

http://queenonline.com
http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/queen/artist.jhtml
http://www.cathedralstone.net/Pages/Queen.htm
http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Music/Artists/By_Genre/Rock_and_Pop/Queen/
http://www.kingofqueen.de/
http://www.queenwords.com/
http://www.classicbands.com/queen.html
http://www.rocksite.info/r-queen.htm
http://www.queenfans.com/topsites/data/index.shtml


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  • HART says:

    Just as an afterthought, I first listened to Queen shortly after Queen II was released, when I was 11 years old. My older brother, 6 years older than myself, had been driving for about a year, and then bought a neat van. He installed this great car stereo system with 8-Track, of course, and soon became my folk’s “baby-sitter” as the alternate driver for both myself, and my younger brother (soccer, hockey, school, etc etc)

    He had three tapes .. Queen I, and the TWO Newly released Albums/8-Tracks at that time in 1974 … Queen II and Supertramp’s Crime of the Century.

    I do play keyboards and took formal music theory training and piano lessons … and I can still play every song on Crime of the Century on the piano 🙂 but, only a few on the Queen II (March of the Black Queen-first half, and Seven Seas of Rhye-all too poorly)

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