FORMED: 1971, London, England
Queen became one of the most popular bands in the world in the mid-'70s. In England, they remained second only to the Beatles in popularity. In the States, their popularity peaked in the early '80s, just as they finished nearly a decade's worth of extraordinarily popular records. The origins of Queen lay in the hard-rock psychedelic group Smile, which guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor joined in 1967. Following the departure of Smile's lead vocalist in 1971, May and Taylor formed a group with Freddie Mercury, the former lead singer for Wreckage. Within a few months, bassist John Deacon joined them, and they began rehearsing.

By 1973, they had begun to concentrate on their career, releasing Queen, a straight metal album. Queen II "Seven Seas of Rhye" was released early in 1974, and reached number five in the UK. Following its release, the group embarked on their first American tour, supporting Mott the Hoople. On the strength of their campily dramatic performances, the album climbed to number 43 in the states. Queen released their third album, Sheer Heart Attack, before the end of 1974, which reached position two on the U.K. charts.

1975's A Night At the Opera was the most expensive rock record ever made at the time of its release. The track, "Bohemian Rhapsody", which took three weeks to record, became Queen's signature song. To support it, Queen shot one of the first conceptual music videos and the gamble paid off, as the single spent nine weeks at number one in the England. The song and A Night At the Opera were equally successful in America, where the album climbed into the Top Ten and quickly went platinum.

Queen were established as superstars. A Day at the Races reached number one in the U.K. and number five in the U.S. The Game was released in 1980 and was their most diverse album yet. It featured "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites the Dust" and was the group's first American number one album. A Kind of Magic had strong European sales, but they failed to make headway in the States as did 1989's The Miracle. 1991's Innuendo reached number 30 in the U.S. but climbed the U.K. charts to number one.

By 1991, Queen had drastically scaled back its activity, causing many rumors to circulate about Freddie Mercury's health. On November 22, he issued a statement confirming he had AIDS; two days later, he died. The following spring, the remaining members of Queen held a memorial concert at Wembley Stadium, which was broadcast to an international audience of more than one billion. The concert raised millions for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which was established for AIDS awareness.

The three surviving members reunited in 1994 to record backing tapes for vocal tracks Mercury recorded on his death bed. The resulting album, Made in Heaven, was released in 1995 to mixed reviews and strong sales, particularly in Europe. Crown Jewels, a box set repackaging their first eight LPs, followed in 1998.

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Queen - Greatest Hits I
Queen - Greatest Hits I & II

Disc: 1

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. Another One Bites The Dust
  3. Killer Queen
  4. Fat Bottomed Girls
  5. Bicycle Race
  6. You're My Best Friend
  7. Don't Stop Me Now
  8. Save Me
  9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  10. Somebody To Love
  11. Now I'm Here
  12. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
  13. Play The Game
  14. Flash
  15. Seven Seas Of Rhye
  16. We Will Rock You
  17. We Are The Champions

Disc: 2

  1. A Kind Of Magic
  2. Under Pressure - (with David Bowie)
  3. Radio Ga Ga
  4. I Want It All
  5. I Want To Break Free
  6. Innuendo
  7. It's A Hard Life
  8. Breakthru
  9. Who Wants To Live Forever
  10. Headlong
  11. The Miracle
  12. I'm Going Slightly Mad
  13. The Invisible Man
  14. Hammer To Fall
  15. Friends Will Be Friends
  16. The Show Must Go On
  17. One Vision
Classic Queen
Classic Queen
  1. A Kind Of Magic
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. Under Pressure
  4. Hammer To Fall
  5. Stone Cold Crazy
  6. One Year Of Love
  7. Radio Ga Ga
  8. I'm Going Slightly Mad
  9. I Want It All
  10. Tie Your Mother Down
  11. The Miracle
  12. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
  13. One Vision
  14. Keep Yourself Alive
  15. Headlong
  16. Who Wants To Live Forever
  17. The Show Must Go On
  1. Tie Your Mother Down
  2. You Take My Breath Away
  3. Long Away
  4. The Millionaire Waltz
  5. You And I
  6. Somebody To Love
  7. White Man
  8. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
  9. Drowse
  10. Teo Torriatte
  11. Tie Your Mother Down - (1991 remix, bonus track)
  12. Somebody To Love - (1991 remix, bonus track)
  1. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)
  2. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
  3. I'm In Love With My Car
  4. You're My Best Friend
  5. '39
  6. Sweet Lady 7. Seaside Rendezvous
  7. The Prophet's Song
  8. Love Of My Life
  9. Good Company
  10. Bohemian Rhapsody
  11. God Save The Queen
  12. I'm In Love With My Car - (1991 Bonus remix, by Mike Shipley)
  13. You're My Best Friend - (1991 Bonus remix, by Matt Wallace)

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