Nov 24, 2022
Who are the members of Queen and who took over from Freddie Mercury?
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WITH hits like Bohemian Rhapsody and We Will Rock you, it is no wonder Queen are regarded as one of the biggest bands of all time.
Despite being formed in the 70s, and losing a much-loved band member, the rock group continue to perform to this day.5The band Queen seen here in 1973 - (left to right) Singer Freddie Mercury, drummer Roger Taylor, guitarist Brian May and bassist John DeaconCredit: Getty Who are the members of Queen?
Formed in London in 1970, Queen comprised of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon.
Their earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional pop rock.
Before forming Queen, Brian and Roger had played together in the band Smile.
Freddie was a fan of Smile, and eventually joined the band and suggested the name Queen - and the rest is history.Read more on QueenWOKE STOP ME NOW If Queen started now, we’d have to have people of different colours & sex Freddie Mercury - lead singer until his death 5The late Freddie Mercury seen here performing at Live Aid in 1985Credit: Getty - Contributor
Zanzibar-born Freddie, whose real name was Farrokh Bulsara, moved to England in 1964.
Aged around 25, he had just finished art college when he started performing with Queen.
He was well known for his incredible vocal range and flamboyant presence on stage.
During the early days of Queen he was engaged to Mary Austin, but they split when he came out as gay - but continued to be best friends until his death.Most read in Entertainment'I'M OUT!' Little People fans vow to boycott show after Zach & Tori's talk about hotdogsSUNNY SLIPS UP The View's Sunny gets abruptly corrected by producers after major mistake‘GET WELL SOON’ Al Roker looks unrecognizable in new Instagram post amid health battleTHE MANE ATTRACTION Kim's fans floored as she shows off natural hair without extensions
The singer never married, but regarded Mary as his, "one true love".
Freddie sadly passed away on November 24, 1991 from an AIDS related illness - he was just 45.Brian May - guitar and vocals 5Brian May is one of the world's greatest guitarists - seen here in 1977Credit: Getty
Brian May is often cited as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, with his contributions to Queen earning him the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The rocker was born on July 19, 1947 and was appointed a CBE in 2005 for services to music and charity.
Brian plays on a guitar he built himself when he was 16 called the Red Special.
He made it as electric guitars were still relatively new back in those days.
Aside from music, Brian is also a doctor of astrophysics and married to former EastEnders star Anita Dobson.Roger Taylor - drums and vocals 5Roger Taylor seen here back in 1973Credit: Getty
Born July 26, 1949, Roger Taylor still plays drums for Queen to this day, along with Brian on guitar.
As a songwriter, the drummer contributed songs to Queen's albums, composing at least one track on every album, and often singing lead vocals on his own compositions.
Roger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001
Away from Queen he has also released five solo albums from 1981 to 2013.John Deacon - bass until 1997 5Former Queen bassist John Deacon seen playing at Wembley Stadium back in 1986Credit: Getty
John Deacon was recruited by Queen in February 1971, before the band released their debut album in 1973.
During his time in the band, he wrote several songs for the group, including Top 10 hits You're My Best Friend, Another One Bites the Dust, and I Want to Break Free.
John chose to retire in 1997, and left Queen for good.Who replaced Freddie Mercury?
Adam Lambert is the lead singer of Queen, whenever they go out on tour - as they have never officially "replaced" Freddie as a mark of respect.
Before landing the gig, he got his big break in 2009 when he was a runner up on American Idol.
Queen first performed alongside Adam on American Idol, and since 2011 the rock legends and singing star have collaborated as Queen + Adam Lambert.
The supergroup initially only made occasional appearances, such as a special show at the 2011 MTV Europe Awards and three London dates in 2012.
However, in 2014 they embarked on a successful 66-date world tour, and he continues to perform with them now.
Guitarist Brian May has praised the “awesome range and power” of the singing star’s voice, while drummer Roger Taylor said he had “the best range I’ve ever heard”.Topics
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Brian Kelly getting absolutely dragged for LSU’s pitiful showing vs Georgia
LSU head coach Brian Kelly took a beating on Twitter over the Tigers’ blowout loss to Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.
There was a very slim chance LSU would be able to upset Georgia in the SEC title game. Their hopes of pulling that off evaporated pretty quickly after the Bulldogs returned a blocked kick for a touchdown, scored after an unbelievably fortunate interception and knocked Tiger quarterback Jayden Daniels out of the game.
LSU tried to rally in the second half but it felt more like Georgia playing with their food than an actual comeback possibility.
Knowing the uphill battle that Brian Kelly and his team faced, Twitter was extra harsh on the head coach for all the ways his team made it even harder on themselves.CFB Twitter blasted Brian Kelly over loss to Georgia
The many faces of Brian Kelly… pic.twitter.com/DbqHPoHdSN
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) December 3, 2022
Brian Kelly trying to rally LSU at halftime: pic.twitter.com/BilMylLSd4
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) December 3, 2022
Brian Kelly in big gamespic.twitter.com/Boa9hrhrvd
— BetMGM ???? (@BetMGM) December 3, 2022
Brian Kelly when it’s time to coach special teams: pic.twitter.com/3PlkD9jkRP
— Doug Farrar ✍ (@NFL_DougFarrar) December 3, 2022
Brian Kelly teams baby https://t.co/sfNW7zBPks
— PJ Green (@PJGreenTV) December 3, 2022
LSU has a season worth of film on Georgias defense and said lets run it out the shotgun on 4th and inches
— Reggie Chatman Jr. (@ReggieChatman) December 3, 2022
It was a strange game from a Georgia perspective, aside from being able to troll Kelly. The Bulldogs dominated the game but they also let LSU’s offense move the ball like no one had all season.
After that TD pass, #LSU is outgaining Georgia 521-513.
College football is weird.
— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) December 4, 2022
Most points Georgia had given up this season: 22 (Missouri and Kent State)
LSU has 30.
Most yards Georgia had given up this season: 371.
LSU has 521.
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) December 4, 2022
To LSU’s credit, they didn’t fold as badly as they could have.
In the end, it didn’t matter how hard the Tigers fought. Georgia won the game running away and punched their ticket to the College Football Playoff.
Georgia is 13-0 for the first time in school history pic.twitter.com/r1EHDdaPk9
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 4, 2022
Pretty mean of Georgia to crush LSUs hopes before halftime, and then decide to give the Tigers hope again so they could crush their spirit one more time.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) December 3, 2022
Kirby going reverse WR pass for a 2-point conversion up 25 points in the fourth.
Who at LSU pissed him off?
— Brandon Walker (@BFW) December 4, 2022
I think we can all agree the SEC is the best conference in college football.
Georgia has been so far ahead of the rest of the SEC this season its scary.
Now up 50-23 on LSU.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 4, 2022
Kelly found out how difficult it is to win in the SEC, particularly when competing with the top teams for the conference title. He’s going to have to spend the offseason trying to figure out how to get his team to the next level. Right now, it’s Georgia and it’s everyone else.
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