The Band, Queen Essay

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The Band, Queen

In early 1970 the band Queen was formed. Freddie Mercury on vocals, Brian May on guitar, Roger Taylor on drums and Mike Gross on bass. They had known each other for years. All living in the town of Kensington in Britain, sometimes even living together. Brian and Roger belonged to a band called Smile, and Freddie was a very talented vocalsit playing for the band Ibex. They decided to join forces, to better themselves, and their chances of obtaining fame and fortune. After a few months with only a few gigs Mike Gross left the band. He was replaced by Barry Mitchell, who only played a few gigs with them. After a few short months they were looking for their third bass player. Roger, was at a party one night and was …show more content…

In 1973, Queen had completed the demo tapes which would later become their first album. Trident helped sign them to their parent company EMI after many negotiations. EMI granted them more studio time, and paid them a descent amount of money. Even then EMI could see that under the raw demo tapes, was a talented group of musicians. On July 6, the band's fist single "Keep Yourself Alive was released. It received mixed reaction from both Britain and the U.S. The album titled "Queen 1" was released later that week. It climbed to #24 in Britain, but stalled at #83 in the U.S. They were asked to be the opening band for the band Mott The Hoople on their tour of the U.K. They won many of the crowds over, and let the world know how talented they were. After the tour they recorded their second album appropriately titled "Queen 2". The single Seven Seas Of Rhye was a huge hit in the U.K The album climbed to #4 in the U.K and even reached the top 50 in the U.S. where the bands popularity was growing rapidly. They continued their exhausting tour scheduele going throughout the U.K. and even to Japan! The japanese loved them They were recognized almost as Gods. In 1974 they released their next album "Sheer Heart Attack" and it reched the top fifteen in the U.K. as well as the U.S. In 1975 all the hard work was recognized. "A Night At The Opera" was released backed by the epic single "Bohemian Rhapsody". The song gave them their first #1 in the U.K., and it reached the top

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