#1. What year was Queen’s The Miracle released?
Released on 22 May 1989, The Miracle is the bands thirteenth studio album. It reached number 1 in the UK, German, Dutch, Swiss & Austrian charts. It was recorded between Jan 1988 & Jan 1989.
#2. What is Brian May’s Guitar called?
Brian’s guitar was called “Red Special”. He built it with his father in his late teens out of an old piece of mahogany fireplace. It was responsible for many of Queens famous riffs & played a large role in Queen’s sound. He has continued to use it or almost identical replicas throughout his career.
#3. Who was the oldest member of the band?
Freddie Mercury was the oldest member by almost a year and was born 5th September 1946.
Brian May was born 19th July 1947.
Roger Taylor was born 26th July 1949.
John Deacon was born 19th August 1951.
#4. When was Queen’s 1st public performance?
Queen’s 1st public performance was on the 18th of July 1970. Freddie was still using his real surname Bulsara & John Deacon wasn’t yet a member of the group. It wasn’t till the following year in 1971 that Freddie adopted the Mercury name and John Deacon was cemented into the now Classic lineup.
#5. Who was Queen’s frontman before Adam Lambert?
Paul Rodgers (lead singer of Free and Bad Company) was Queen’s frontman between 2004 – 2009. Billed as Queen Paul Rodgers. With him they embarked on their 1st World tour since their last with Freddie & also recorded a new album “The Cosmos Rocks” which was released in 2008.
#6. Which album was Bohemian Rhapsody on?
Bohemian Rhapsody was on the album “A Night at the Opera” from 1975. While the album received mixed reviews at the time, Bohemian Rhapsody became their first UK number one and their most successful song & is regarded as one of the most important rock songs in history.
#7. Where is this statue of Freddie located?
On 25 November 1996, a bronze statue statue of Mercury was unveiled in Montreux, Switzerland overlooking Lake Geneva, almost five years to the day since his death. Freddie had fallen in love with the place in the late 70s & Queen decided to purchase Mountain Studios there in Montreux in 1979. Queen recorded six studio albums there between 1978 & 1995 before selling the studio to Queen’s long time producer David Richards. The studio is now a museum about Queen & is free to visit. It’s called Queen: The Studio Experience & is located inside Casino Barrière de Montreux.
#8. What year were Queen inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Queen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
#9. Who wrote the song: I Want to Break Free?
John Deacon wrote the song in 1983 & it appeared on the 1984 album “The Works”. The song was number 1 in more than 4 countries. There were 3 different versions of the song in differing lengths.
#10. Where was the final show on the 86 Magic Tour?
The Magic Tour was Queen’s final tour with Freddie as their lead singer.. The tour consisted of 26 concert dates in Europe in 1986. More than one million people saw Queen on the tour & it concluded with a 120,000 strong audience at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, UK.
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