Music, as we know, has been growing continuously. There are many genres of music, and each genre has a wide list of artists who give it there all to entertain with their music. Among these genres is heavy metal. This genre has grown to be very popular over the years. There have been many artists who have had a great passion for the genre and have invested their lives in the type of music they perform. As a genre, heavy metal is mostly dominated by rock bands. There have been numerous rock bands over the years that have been blowing the roof during their concerts.
One of the most common rock bands in heavy metal history is the Queen Band. The Queen Band was a British rock band that was formed in 1970. Their fusion of heavy metal, glam rock, and camp theatrics made it one of the most popular groups in the 1970s. Their rise to success was not an easy path since they faced a lot of criticism in the early stages of their career. The band was comprised of four members; Brian May, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. These four personalities worked together in perfect unison to produce amazing music.
Queen Band was formed in 1970 and ended up being one of the most famous bands of their generation. Their music style was not specifically heavy metal; it was a combination of heavy metal, glam rock, and camp theatrics. During their rise to glory, the band had received their fair share of criticism, but they approached their music in a unique manner. They crafted an elaborate blend of layered guitar work by Brian May and combined it with overdubbed vocal harmonies enlivened by the flamboyant performance of their songwriter, Freddie Mercury.
The band was comprised of university and art-school students and led by their producer, Roy Thomas Baker, and the band had been a fan favorite when they released their third album. The band was a perfect match, and success was clearly ahead of them. They continued releasing big-time hits that went on to dominate the international charts.
Brian May began his musical career when he formed a band with his friend in the 1960’s. Tim Scafell, his classmate, started with him and called it 1984. However, the band did not last for a very long time. Later on, Brian May was still very passionate about music and started another band. This time, he started a band with his college classmates, Tim Scafell and Roger Taylor.
The band was called, ‘Smile.’ Roger Taylor was on drums and vocals, Tim Scafell was on vocals and bass, and Brian May was on guitar and vocals. The band actually had a few hits such as ‘April Lady.’ Later on, Tim Stafell became friends with Farrokh Bulsara (who later changed his name to Freddie Mercury), and Farrokh became a big fan of Smile.
Farrokh really encouraged Smile, but later, Tim left Smile and joined another band known as ‘Humpy Bongs.’ Due to the loss that Smile had suddenly gone, Farrokh joined the band to fill in the empty spot. Farrokh Bulsara joined the band to do the piano and vocals in 1970. This was the formation of the famous band we all know and love today. Farrokh came up with the name, ‘Queen,’ which the band agreed to. So, they officially changed its name from ‘Smile’ to ‘Queen,’ this was the birth of the band.
At this moment, they also began looking for a bassist. They held numerous auditions to find a suitable bassist, but the task was not as easy as it seemed. They kept changing bass players every now and then until they stumbled upon John Deacon. The band released their first album in 1973, and later on, Farrokh Bulsara changed his name to Freddie Mercury after releasing the song, ‘Mother Mercury, look what they have done to me.’
The band went on ahead to release numerous hits that were very competitive in the international charts. However, the band faced a major blow when they lost their lead singer, Freddie Mercury after he lost his life to an AIDS-related disease. This happened in 1991, while in 1997, John Deacon retired from the band to spend more time with his family. The band was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Awards and Achievements
The Queen band is one of the most famous bands in rock and roll history. This feat deserves a lot of awards, which they have been winning for a number of years. The band has been releasing one of the most famous songs of all time. The band’s unique approach to music is surely one of a kind, and nobody has the right to deny them the glory that they most surely deserve. The awards won by the band are as follows:
- Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 and 2009
- Brit Award for Song of the Year in 1977 and 1992
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001
Net Worth of Queen Band in 2020
Queen Band is one of the most famous bands that the world has ever seen. Their unique approach to music was truly one of a kind. After the Bohemian Rhapsody, the band was only left with three surviving members, after the tragic passing of their lead singer in 1991. As of August 2020, their net worth is estimated to be $600 million. This is an incredible figure for a group of people who decided to explore their talents.
The extremely talented group has surely left a mark in history by being an extremely successful rock band. They released songs that are fan favorites until today. They explored their talent to the fullest and really pushed the boundaries of music by having a unique genre unknown to all. They will truly be remembered.