Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19: John Deacon, bass player and songwriter for Queen is 62-years-old today.

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John Deacon is from Leicester, England. He formed his first band, The Opposition, in 1965 at the age of fourteen. He played rhythm guitar in the band. 

 After being in the band for four years, Deacon played his final concert with the band (then called The Art) in August 1969. He left as he had been accepted to study at Chelsea College.

Of the other members of Queen- Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, Deacon was the last to join and also the youngest, being only 19 years old when he joined.

Deacon wrote a number of Queen's hit singles, including "You're My Best Friend", "Spread Your Wings", "Back Chat", "I Want to Break Free" and the band's biggest selling single in the United States, "Another One Bites the Dust", as well as a number of album tracks.

He also played rhythm and acoustic guitars on several albums as well as occasional keyboards, synthesizer and programming. Deacon is the only member of Queen never to sing any lead vocals on any of their tracks. He has stated in interviews that he was incapable of competing with the three strong vocalists in the group. He did frequently provided backing vocals during live shows.

Deacon did not attend Queen's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.


For more about John Deacon and Queen, visit this Website-

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