The band was first called “Smile”. It was originally formed by Brian May and Roger Taylor. After losing its original vocalist, they added the bass player Mike Grose and singer Freddie Bulsara. Since then, they have adopted their new name “Queen”.
Grose did not last too long with the band and was later on replaced by Barry Micthell, who made it up to final months of the year. Bulsara, on the other hand, changed his screen name to Freddie Mercury. Just after New Year, Mitchell quit and Doug joined the band. Deacon succeeded him and so the legacy of Queen’s final line up then began.Queen’s Humble Beginnings
Deacon’s first performance was in 1971 and in the later part of the year the grouped had an agreement with De Lane Lea studio. They were given a chance to record their demo free of any charge. A specific party, Trident Audio Production liked the demo and signed Queen immediately. In 1973, Queen became a talent of EMI. They released their self titled album before the year ends. Their carrier single entitled “Keep Yourself Alive” was not so popular on the radio, but was chosen by the Old Grey Whistle Test. It wasn't a strong start but at least they were able to join Mott the Hoople on different tours.
The release of the ever popular Bohemian Rhapsody in 1975 was the main highlight of their career. Initially, the record company was a bit reluctant to release the album. It was too long, but with the support of Everett, together with its exceptional video, the song made it on top of the charts. It was number one for over 2 months. For more than a decade, the band has established their reputation as one of the best live performers on stage. Their music is unique, loud, and powerful. Aside from being known to be one of the top selling bands, they also banged different recognition from prestigious award giving bodies.Queen’s Road to Success
Queen, just like any other group, had their ups and downs. From the individual struggles each member had to experience, from the changes in the genre of music being loved and supported by fans, Queen had some low moments. But with their talent and love for music, they survived and continue to make history. In 2002, the band tried doing musical. They did “We Will Rock You” and it was a success.
In 2000s, a lot of things happened. Some members left and was replaced by others. But despite everything that has happened, Queen is back once more, with new collaborations. In fact, their album entitled “Queen Forver” is expected to be heard worldwide this 2014.