Operatic, camp, bombastic and rock ‘n’ roll to their teeth, Queen was one of the biggest bands on the planet, from the 1970s through to the end of the 1980s. Fronted by the flamboyant and always-outrageous Freddie Mercury, the band consisted of Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.
Given that it’s one of the most covered songs of all time, most people have heard the haunting strains and searing rock of Bohemian Rhapsody. We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions are staples of sports’ stadiums across the world. In short, Queen is everywhere.
However, while Freddie’s extraordinary voice and Brian’s cut-glass guitar soundmight be as familiar as the dawn, the band are more than the sum of their greatest hits. Check out The Game for the album that saw Queen shed their rock sensibilities and embrace, if not embellish, the world of pop. Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Another One Bites The Dust are unashamed pop anthems. However, there’s enough of the old Queen intact for diehards, in the form of tracks, such as Don’t Try Suicide and Play the Game.
While A Night At The Opera will always be defined by Bohemian Rhapsody, the other tracks are more than worthy of their presence. However, for the fans, this album will always be their best. We have countless rare and collectable images of Queen and Freddie Mercury for you to browse.