John Deacon
John Deacon
Celebrated Name: John Deacon
Real Name/Full Name: John Richard Deacon
Gender: Male
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: 19 August 1951
Birth Place: Leicester, England, UK
Nationality: British
Height: 1.81m
Weight: 74kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Veronica Tetzlaff (18 January 1975)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 6 (Five sons, one daughter)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is John Deacon Gay?: No
Profession: Musician, songwriter
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024:  $190 million
Last Updated: April 2024

John Deacon is a retired musician from Britain, best known as the bass guitarist of the band Queen. He composed most of the songs by the band, and they became great hits. Some of his compositions include I Want to Break Free; You’re My Best Friend, Back Chat and Another One Bites the Dust. Apart from writing the songs for the band, he was also the one managing their finances. Deacon retired from music in 1997.

Maybe you know about John Deacon very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of John Deacon’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

He was born John Richard Deacon in Leicester, England, on 19 August 1951. His father, Arthur Henry, worked at an insurance company, and the family moved to Oadby town because of his work. His mother, Lillian Molly Deacon, was a homemaker.

He attained his education from Linden Junior School in Leicester for his early education and later went to Gartree High School. From there, he enrolled at Beauchamp Grammar School in Oadby. When he was at school, he became interested in electronics, and he read several magazines on the subject.  He later joined Chelsea College in London, where he obtained a degree in Electronics with a First Class Honours. During this time, Deacon was a big fan of soul music, and he enjoyed listening to it a lot.

Personal Life

John got married to his current wife, Veronica Tetzlaff, on January 18, 1975. He is a father to six children, and his family lives in Putney, Southwest London. Deacon has been very committed to his family for long, and the Queens band initially broke from their original management company Trident after they refused to lend him the money he wanted to put a deposit on a house for his family.

After the death of a fellow band member Freddie Mercury in November 1991, Deacon was most upset, and this resulted in fewer musical activities on his part. He said it was impossible to replace Freddie and that he was done. He eventually retired officially from music in 1997.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 August 1951, John Deacon is 72 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024. His height is 1.81 m tall, and his weight is 74 kg.


At the age of 14, John joined his first band called The Opposition, where he played the rhythm guitar. He had bought that guitar with the money he had borrowed from Richard Young, who was the group’s founder. After playing for one year, he switched to playing the bass guitar. His other role in the band was acting as an archivist. Deacon stayed with the band until 1969 when he was accepted at Chelsea College in London for further studies.

After studying for one year, he got a great desire to join a band, although he had not carried his amplifier and bass. He met Roger Taylor, Brian May, and Freddie Mercury, the members of the band Queen in 1970, but he was not impressed by them. He then formed a band by the name of Deacon, and it just made one appearance.

In 1971 the Queen band lost its bassist, and John auditioned for the position, emerging the winner. His very first performance with the band was in Kensington at a College of Estate Management. The band released their first album in 1973, and deacon was credited as “Deacon John.” This, however, changed the following year when he opted to be credited by his real names.

Deacon’s contribution as a songwriter came in the band’s third album titled Sheer Heart Attack, released in 1974. He wrote the songs Stone Cold Crazy and Misfire. On the following albums, he wrote you’re My Best Friend, Another One Bites The Dust and others.

Deacon played a major role in the success of the band, and he had a lot of say in the arrangement of the band. They had a disagreement with fellow band member May, and he started playing in other bands in the 1980s. He worked with artists like Elton John, Montserrat Caballe, and Errol Brown. He officially announced his retirement in 1997.

Awards & Achievements

The dedication and contribution of John Deacon as a bassist has not gone unnoticed. He won awards like Mouline Rouge Award and the Flash Gordon Award. He was also nominated for OFTA Film Award, and the Anthony Asquith Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Queen in 2001.

Net Worth & Salary of John Deacon in 2024

John Deacon Net Worth
John Deacon Net Worth

As of April 2024, The net worth of the famous retired bassist is estimated to be $190 million. He made most of his money when he was active as a singer and songwriter of the band Queen. Deacon is also a professional engineer, and he has also gotten good cash from this. He owns a fleet of luxurious cars and a home in Southwest London.

John Deacon is a retired musician from Britain who was famous as the bassist of the band Queen. He wrote most of the band’s songs, and his retirement in 1997 came as a rude shock to many people. He mainly retired after the death of one of the band members, and he completely vanished from the music scene.


  1. Thank you for this write up on John Deacon. It’s nice to read details about his life that usually aren’t written about.
    He was an excellent musician and though I understand why he left the band, our lives are the poorer for it. I wish I could personally tell him how he and his incredible talent brightened my life…even now. Thank goodness for videos!

  2. What a great musician and caring friend. I also miss him and the music he might have given the world! Nonetheless, it sounds as though he retired from music, but gave to the world in other ways. We love you John Deacon!!!


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