Queen is an English rock group. The band was founded in London in 1970 by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, supplemented by bass player John Deacon in 1971. With dozens of hits in the seventies, eighties and nineties, Queen is one of the most successful rock bands in the history.
band is known for the musical versatility, the layered arrangements, harmonies (as can be heard in Somebody to Love) and the powerful live performances. The performance during Live Aid in 1985 was chosen 20 years later as the best live performance of all time
Queens breakthrough began in 1974 with the singles Killer Queen and Now I’m Here from the album Sheer Heart Attack and a year later with the album A Night at the Opera with the number 1 hit Bohemian Rhapsody. Queen has released a total of fifteen studio albums, seven live albums, two EPs, ten DVDs, several compilation albums and dozens of singles. All band members have also undertaken solo projects. It is estimated that the band has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide, making it one of the most successful bands in the world.