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In 1968, two London students - Brian May and Tim Staffell - decided to organize a group. On the bulletin board of his college "Imperial" Brian hung up the note that they need a drummer Ginger Baker type ", which responded to a young medical student Roger Taylor Meddouz. He became a drummer, called SMILE ( "Smile"). In 1969, Smile has signed a contract with Mercury Records and in the same year began working in a recording studio Trident. Soon Tim Staffell presented group Freddie Bulsara, a classmate at the College of Art "Ealing". Freddie became their ardent admirer. Unfortunately, in 1970, Smile came to the conclusion that they have nothing else shines. Tim left the group Humpy Bong. Then Freddie left his band Wreckage and joined Brian and Roger. So it all started.

Freddie decided to change his surname to Mercury, and the name of the group - at QUEEN. Once they've seen three different bass player, this role was invited by John Deacon. In February 1971 he became the fourth member of the group. They are constantly rehearsing and participated in several small concerts for close friends in college "Imperial" - the same place where rehearsed. Then they had the opportunity to try out a new recording studio De Lane Lea. As a reward for checking new equipment they could get a free trial account, and of course, did not miss a chance. In 1972 they signed a contract with Trident in the sound recording, publishing and management, and this year each received a total of 60 pounds per week. In those hours when the studio was free Trident, Queen could work on their first album.

In 1973, Trident entered into at the Queen agreement with EMI, and in July the same year saw the release their first album, which is also called the Queen. The group was offered a big break in the records, and they embarked on their first tour - to support a group Mott The Hoople. It started in Leeds in November 1973, and while many recognized that the Queen is a "much more than just a warm-up group ...

Finally, in March 1974 saw the release the album Queen II. He should have been earlier, but the cover was a misprint, and the Queen insisted that its fixed. They went on their first tour of the cities of Britain, which began in March 1974 in Blackpool. In April 1974 they received an invitation from Mott The Hoople support them during their tour of America - so they began their first touring trip to this country. Ho in May, Brian hepatitis, and the remaining concerts they were forced to cancel.

Work on their third album they began without Brian. They are helped in this Roy Thomas Baker. Finally, Brian felt pretty well, to go into the studio to record the guitar parts, but it still was not healthy, and all the interruptions in the work carried out in the studio bathroom, so he felt very weak. Hakonets, the album was completed. Sheer Heart Attack was released in November 1974. He was a great success on both sides of the Atlantic, and the world began to realize that the Queen - is a force to be reckoned with.

In January 1975 Queen went to the United States in their first headlining tour. Tickets sold out immediately, wishing there were so many that I had to add a few concerts, so that at some venues they had to give two concerts a day, but all the tickets there were sold. Only a few shows this tour still had to cancel because Freddie started a big problem with his throat. Ho, he has mobilized all its forces and acted as much as he could, although doctors were opposed to that. Also in 1975, the Queen began to use the services of lawyer Jim Scourge to be released from obligations to the Trident, because the company had not provided them with adequate support, and the band were unhappy with the situation. Their first concert in Canada on 2 April in Edmonton, where they were the opening act Kansas.

In April 1975, Queen made her first trip to Japan. When they arrived at the airport, waiting for them there three thousand fans noisily cheer on team. Album Sheer Heart Attack was the leader of the Japanese charts.

In May 1975, Freddie won Ivor Novello as the author of the song Killer Queen.

In June, Queen began work on his new album. In August an agreement with Trident were finally dissolved, which was a great relief for the group, and in September they had already signed a contract with the new leadership - it was John Reid.

When in 1975 the group decided to release Bohemian Rhapsody, all told them that such a long song - 5 min. 55 sec. - Can not become a hit. Ho Freddie gave a copy of the plate to his friend - DJ Kenny Everett, warning that it is - for him personally that he has no right to let a song on the air. Ho of course, he did not listen, and within two days it played back 14 times! Since then the song began to rotate on all major radio stations, giving the air completely. It was a huge success, thanks to him and Queen appeared as a group century. Clip this single, shot by Bruce Gouersom using ideas from the group, considered the beginning of universal videopomeshatelstva. The single stayed on the 1 st place in the UK whole 9 weeks.

In November 1975, was published album A Night At The Opera. At the time recording the album cost is very expensive, but it was a huge success and the first time brought the band a platinum award. Even the first album Freddie developed a group logo, now for the cover of A Night At The Opera, he has improved his. Thus was the famous emblem of Queen, based on the signs of the zodiac participants: two fairies symbolize the Virgin, Crab - Cancer and two lions - two Lviv. Exit album celebrated in a luxurious bar of the London Opera Theater Colosseum.

In January 1976, Freddie was still one of the coveted Ivor Novello - a Bohemian Rhapsody. And in the same month the band embarked on their third tour of America. During these tours, which lasted until the end of March, they traveled the country. Then they went to a direct flight to Japan, where he again was given a stormy reception. By this time, all 4 albums Queen were among the top twenty of the British charts - the case hitherto unheard. After an extensive tour of Japan, they went to Australia. His speech at the other end of the world, they started in Perth, in the Entertainment Centre.

They returned to Britain to begin work on new album - A Day At The Races. Then the recordings were suspended, and the band went on a short tour around the country. Queen decided to reward their loyal fans, and September 18, 1976 with their usual grand scale organized a free concert in London's Hyde Park. There were anywhere from 150-200 thousand people - a record for a Queen at the time, and still unsurpassed number of visitors of concerts in Hyde Park.

Album A Day At The Races was released in December 1976. As a promotion of this album, the group visited the races at Kempton Park, and in a special race, sponsored by EMI, they are not saying a word put on the same horse. And she won! Another 5 days before the album pre-orders for it have exceeded half a million - a number of EMI has never received.

Four days of the new 1977 and Queen flew to America to rehearse for an upcoming tour of America. All January, February and most of March, they toured the U.S. and Canada. At the end of this tour, Roger decided at his own expense to record his first solo single,. I Wanna Testify was released in August. In May 1977, the Queen flew to Stockholm - from there began their tour across Europe. Ha concert at London's Earls Korte was first famous lighting system in the form of the corona. It was 54 feet in width (16.5 m), 26 feet in height (8 meters) and weighed 5 thousand. pounds (more than 2 tons).

In October 1977 members of the fan club for the first time invited to take part in the video shooting. In Hovom London theater filmed video We Are The Champions. When the planned filming was finished, the band remained on stage and in gratitude for his glory labored fans staged an impromptu concert. In October 1977 the group received the award "Britain" for best single - of course, it was a Bohemian Rhapsody.

In October 1977 released an album News Of The World. Ha cover was a drawing of the artist-fiction Kelley Vries. A similar picture was originally saw Roger and asked him whether the artist to alter it slightly so that he went for the cover. Frieze readily agreed. In November, they again went to the U.S. at a rehearsal for the upcoming tour. For the first time their financial situation allowed them to hire a special charter plane at the time of the tour - now in the way they feel much more comfortable.

Their second this year's tour of America began on Nov. 11. In the UK all arrived back just before Christmas to celebrate it together with their families. Christmas song We Will Rock You, led the hit parade of France for as much as 12 weeks, still drove to first place. This is done ... the song We Are The Champions!

In February 1978, Queen decided that they should have their own management. Parting with John Reid was much more friendly than the gap with Trident. The agreement was signed in the backseat of a Rolls-Royce Freddie a break between filming the video We Will Rock You, were held in the garden behind the house, Roger in Surrey!

A short tour of Europe began in April 1978 - and again in Stockholm. In July the group began work on a new album, which they first recorded outside the UK - in Montreux and France

. For the presentation of the next single - Bicycle Race ( "cycling") - the group rented stadium Wimbledon, . and 50 naked girls had their own bicycle race! In the original version of the cover showed a single one of these girls from behind, . but because of massive public protests, she had pririsoval panties!,

. In October, Queen again toured the U.S. and Canada, and 10 November saw the release Jazz album
. The envelope contained a poster of him with the image of cycling naked girls, but the Americans seized him - true, put the card, filling out and sending you very hungry fans still can get it!
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. Evening on the occasion of the release of the album Jazz held in Hovom Orleans, and immediately went down in history
. He organized the group itself to invite back and EMI, their European record company, and Electra, their representatives in the U.S.. Business leaders met for the first time, and each assured him that with all of their directors and tried to prove their numerical superiority. This evening was truly an outstanding event. What did not it! Fighting in the dirt, midgets, topless waitresses, and other fantastic and wonderful characters.

Tour of North America was completed in late December, and the group flew back to England for Christmas. Ho leisure time they had a little bit, because in January 1979 they again had to go to Europe. The tour begins in Hamburg. And in March, they took refuge in the Mountain Studios in Montreux to work on the live album. With loved the quiet and serene town of Montreux and his studio, so the idea arose to purchase (the studio, of course, but not the city!). When the resident engineer David Richards asked Freddie, why they had to buy it and that they will do with it, Freddy said: "And we, my brother, it will drop into the lake!"

. They continued touring route in April 1979 was in Japan
. In June, they turned to the English tennis club, requesting them to Center Court at Wimbledon (after the end of the tournament, of course) for the concert. Ho request was rejected.

The first concert album Live Killers was released in June 1979. He was released on numerous applications of students. Queen was invited to write music for the sci-fi film Flash Gordon. When it was originally discussed with producer Dino De Laurentiis, he simply asked: "What the Queen?" The group agreed to write music and began work in June in Munich.

By the end of 1979 at the Queen began preparations for the Crazy Tour - crazy tour. The plans included performances in such famous places as Tiffanis in Purlee, Lyuishem Odeon, Alexandrinsky palace and finally Hammersmith Odeon. They were one of the groups who gave a concert for the starving people of Kampuchea. During this round of touring the band's manager, Jerry Stikells collapsed backstage and was taken to hospital. (Hachinaya since 1976, Jerry did not miss a single round of Queen and has since organized all the tours.)
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. Hachalo 1980, the band had to work on his new album The Game; it was the first album, which they took advantage of the electronic synthesizer wizardry
. In June, they again departed for a tour to North America. Roger also began work on his first solo album. The Game was released in June, and only one in Canada 5 times platinum status. Another One Bites The Dust became the biggest selling single of the world. In the U.S., he hit number one in several nominations, topping the charts in rock, soul and disco. They received the award, Dick Clark as the best team, the highest award for Billboard lushchy single in several nominations and were presented to a host of other awards including a Grammy and a Canadian Juno ".

December 8, 1980 album of Flash Gordon with music for the film. By the end of 1980, Queen had sold worldwide, more than 45 million albums. In February 1981, after another trip to the Far East group took off in Rio de Janeiro on his first tour of South America. Queen were the first rock group, organized performances of South American stadiums, breaking the way for many other groups in the future. The equipment was flown in specially hired cargo plane Flying Tiger 747 from Tokyo, breaking the world's longest air route between the two capitals - Tokyo and Buenos Aires.

Their very first concert in South America held in Buenos Aires on February 28, 1981. They filled the 3 most famous Argentine stadiums, which held Nonsense World Cup, giving 5 concerts sold out in just 8 days. Then two nights they were on a huge Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo. The first night came 131 thousand people, then Queen entered the history of rock, breaking the world record paid attendance of concerts given by one group. And just for those two evenings at the Morumbi stadium of the Queen looked 251 thousand people - some groups so there are less than their whole career!

. Each of Queen's albums among the top ten of the Argentine hit parade for all the tours - this is not yet sought no group
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In Sao Paulo Queen noted the significant event: single Love Of My Life was in the urban charts for over 12 months in a row! In April 1981, released his first solo album of Roger called Fun In Space. Queen again went to South America, and their new journey was called the "round eager penalty". Unfortunately, their last two Venezuelan concerts - in Caracas - had to cancel because he died, former president. Therefore, the group went to speak in Monterrey and Puebla - near the center of Mexico City. When advertising agent Jose Queen Roth was arrested and thrown in jail, the group had to pay more than 25 thousand dollars to get him out and continue to tour.

In October 1981, at the same time went Greatest Hits, Greatest Flix and Greatest Pix - greatest hits album, best clips and the best photos. As soon as he saw the light, Greatest Hits album immediately hit the UK charts and has since left them extremely rare. Collection of video clips Greatest Flix was the first such commercial publications issued by any group. By selecting the photos for Greatest Pix worked Jacques Lowe, who was President Kennedy's personal photographer for the duration of his tenure. Best pictures Queen of the previous decade, he selected from his personal collection.

Hot Space, 12-second album, released May 21, 1982 during a large-scale tour of Europe - just in the middle of the tour. June 5 this year, was given a big open air concerts at the stadium at Milton Keynes Bowl. The whole show filmed on TV Tyne Tees (directed by Gavin Taylor) and shown on 4-th channel in the program The Tube later. In September 1982 the Japanese record company, Mercury Records released the album Gettin 'Smile. At first thought it was a bootleg, but it turned out that this is a real album Smile. In December 1982, Queen were in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest-paid executives in the UK.

In January 1983, Freddie began work on a solo album, and Roger started to record his second solo album. Brian in the beginning of the year flew to Los Angeles and met with friends in the studio The Record Plant. He had his initial plans, which could develop - in generally a lengthy jam seshn. Brian does not like wasting the talents of Edward Van Hallen, Alan Grazer, Phil Chen and Fred Mandela, so all recorded on tape. The result is a mini-album Star Fleet Project, which was released in October 1983.

In August 1983, Queen musicians gathered in the studio to work on new album. Recording for the first time took place in America - in Los Angeles in the studio The Record Plant. A few months later, they relocated to Munich. In this city they have worked so long that even began to consider it home!

In February 1984, the band released their 13th album - The Works. The single from this album, Radio Ga Ga hit worldwide, and in 19 countries, won the first of the charts. In filming the video to it (directed by David Mallett) again brought together members of fan club. In chorus, they were supposed to clap in unison. It had to taste, then such an accompaniment to the song picked up fans all over the world, supporting the group in concerts. Another single from the album The Works was I Want To Break Free - lifted him even more extraordinary clip, and also with the fans club. Members of the group dressed up in costumes of the female characters from the British soap opera "Coronation Street", . and when they were asked, . why they did, . Roger said, . that he was bored serious epochal clips now it's time some fun and show, . that the group is able to laugh at themselves,
. MTV in America refused to show this video.

In June 1984 he released his second solo album by Roger Strange Frontier. Also in June, the company 'Guild Gitarz released a copy of a homemade Red Special guitar, Brian. She was named BHM1, and Brian himself has followed all the stages of its production. Unfortunately, a year with Brian Gilda dispute over the design of the instrument, and the Guild ceased Issue.

In August Queen flew out to Belgium - it was the beginning of the tour The Works. In October, they were in Bofutatsvane in South Africa and gave a series of concerts in Sun City Superbowl on the famous stadium. Problem was full. Freddie difficulties with voice, and had to cancel concerts. Ho these were minor compared with what awaited them on their return home. As in South Africa ruled by apartheid laws, their trip has caused disgruntled cries of the public. With justify their behavior by claiming that they are apolitical, that they went to play music for people and for nothing more.

First polnometrazhnay Queen concert video released in September 1984. We Will Rock You was filmed in two appearances with the band in 1981 in Montreal. Entire month of September no less than 9 Queen's albums were among the top 200 in the UK.

1985 was the year of the festival "Rock in Rio". He was declared the biggest rock festival for all ages throughout the world, and led his band Queen. The whole festival was filmed and broadcast on television in South America, but only the Queen received permission to release their concert on video - Live In Rio was released in May 1985.

His very first concert in Hovoy Zealand band played April 13, 1985 at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. On arrival the group was met by a crowd of anti-apartheid demonstrators. To see the concert Queen, Tony Hadley, lead singer Spandau Ballet, flew in from Australia, where he toured a group, and was honored to join the Queen during the encores.

A solo album Freddie Mr Bad Guy was released on April 29 - the group at that time served in Australia. Gig in Melbourne had to play at all without the lighting rig, as a computer system that controls the light, out of service. After an Australian tour, generously seasoned with problems, not least of which was continuous rain, the group headed for Japan. Their concert at the Olympic pool in Tokyo was filmed for broadcast on NHK Japanese television.

Day 13 June 1985 went down in history as the day of the concert Live Aid. The whole world watched with bated breath for ideas on London's Wembley Stadium and in Philadelphia. Queen were one of many popular bands that submitted their 20 - minute program. Ha they watched the whole world - and the public and the press unanimously recognized that the Queen were the highlight of the program. This event was a turning point in the history of Queen.

Hezadolgo before they decided to take a break and relax from each other, but that day brought them together, charging the new strength and enthusiasm. The first result of this new gust of inspiration was the song One Vision.

Russell Mulcahy asked the Queen to write the music for the film - a fairy tale about an immortal Scotsman nicknamed Highlander. In an interview Mulcahy stated that Queen were the first group, of which he remembered when he thought about music for the film.

In March 1986, John formed a band The Immortals, to write some music for the film Biggles. They recorded only one song - No Turning Back, and the band split.

June 2 Queen released their 14 th album, A Kind Of Magic, the soundtrack to "Highlander". Album was launched in the UK charts at once under the first number and 13 consecutive weeks, stayed in the top five.

June 7th Queen machine earned again - begun Magical Tour of Europe. The first concert in the UK was in Hyukastle, the football stadium at St James Park. Group and impresario Harvey Goldsmith listed all proceeds from the concert in the International Children's Fund. July 11 Royal Tornado, as he called him Freddie, reached in London. Ha Wembley Stadium was sold out two concerts. During one of the concerts of four huge inflatable figures, made in the form of characters from the album A Kind Of Magic, were launched directly from the public, and flew into the night sky. The second presentation was filmed by Tyne Tees - directed by Gavin Taylor was again - for later broadcast on television.

When the concert was finally shown, it was the first case of simultaneous radio and television carried Independently British radio network and 4 th TV channel. Since then, this experience did not happen - perhaps due to the fact that for each of the independent radio station the UK must be fitted with a satellite "dish" to catch the sound through the satellite.

Queen made history again on July 27 (apparently a group it has become a habit!), When made in Budapest at the stadium Hepstadion. For the first time a rock band of this magnitude appeared in the Eastern bloc, and all tickets were sold out long before. The concert was filmed by the Hungarian government kinoanentstvom MAFILM with the assistance of Queen Films. To implement such a survey had to use all available in the country's 35-millimeter camera!

. August 9 the group flew on a specially painted "Magic helicopter in Hebvort park in Herdfordshire last appearance on the Magic Tour
. It was the biggest concert tour of all time - attended by more than 120 thousand people. He called the biggest traffic jam in history as everyone tried to arrive there on time. More than a million people visited the concerts Queen during these tours - in the UK alone, their number exceeded 400 thousand.

In 1986, EMI released a complete collection of Queen's albums on CD - the first time such a collection of one artist was published at a time. In December, the 15 th album Queen - it was their second live album. Live Magic won 3rd place in the UK charts. December 13 in Budapest at 9 am on the premiere of the movie Live In Budapest - in the end to all 9-day sessions in this room was crowded. And later in the week, each day went to 7 sessions.

In 1986, only the UK has sold 1 774 991 album. February 3, 1987 Freddie released a cover version of the old songs Platters - The Great Pretender. In the video for this song Freddie recreated many scenes from his videos and clips of. Together with Peter Streykerom and Roger Taylor are wearing wigs and women's dresses, and portrayed singer on vocals. Clip a pretty expensive.

Freddie has always adored the Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe, and in March 1986, he met with her in her home - in Barcelona. When Montserrat agreed to record an album with him, got an amazing collaboration. Freddie dedicated Montserrat song about Barcelona, and started recording the album. For the first time they performed together in May 1987 in Ibiza, where the famous Ku Club held a festival dedicated to the Olympic Games-92. They performed "Barcelona".

In August 1987, Roger began to look for musicians and formed a band The Cross. He wished he had a group with which you can record songs, and most importantly - on tour, when the Queen during slow periods, which became longer.

In September 1987, the single was released in Spain Barcelona, and within 3 hours had been sold 10 thousand copies. Spain's Olympic committee wanted to make a song anthem upcoming Olympic Games in 1992, but then changed his mind, which caused great discontent among the fans.

Throughout the Magic tour of Europe accompanied by the Queen of Austria directing-producing duo - Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossaher, taking it on stage, backstage, on vacation, playing - in general, on tour. Then the Austrians for a long time digging in the archives, selecting excerpts from concerts, interviews and clips. They themselves have interviewed a group, their friends and fans, as well as other "stars". Hakonets, in November 1987 released a documentary trilogy, called The Magic Years ( "The magic years"). The trilogy won numerous awards, including the famous "Silver Screen" in the U.S. (the world's largest festival of films and television programs) and the IMMC award at the Golden Rose television festival in Montreux. Also in 1987, Queen were awarded Ivor Novello "For outstanding contribution to British music".

In January 1988, the Queen again went to the studio to record their next album. January 25 debut album, The Cross, called Shove It. The Cross went to his first European tour, performing in clubs and universities in the UK and clubs in Germany.

Oct. 8 Freddie and Montserrat were in Barcelona for a grand festival in La Nit otznamenovanie arrival of the Olympic flag from Seoul. Freddie and Montserrat closed the festival. They sang 3 songs from their forthcoming album - Barcelona, The Golden Boy and How Can I Go On.

Album Barcelona - duo Freddie and Montserrat - released October 10, 1988. Evening on the occasion of the presentation was traditionally extravagant, but he passed in Crash Bar in Covent Garden opera house - a very suitable place for such an event.

December 4 The Cross gave a concert in Hammersmith Peleys exclusively for fan club members. The guests on stage were Brian and John.

Album The Miracle was released May 22, 1989 and won 1 st place in the British charts. He was to become a hit worldwide - it was the first in most European countries. To promote the album, all four team members came to the studio of Radio 1 and were interviewed by DJ Mike Reid - for him it was a big winner, as the band for several years no one gave an interview

. As usual at the end of the decade on television - okobenno in the UK - were the many programs the "best 80", . and Queen were named best TV Independently, . readers of the magazine "TV Times", . and were declared the best group of 80,
. Of course, they were delighted the award of such rank and all four of us came to the ceremony.

In late November 1989, they again returned to the studio to work on their next album.

They were again honored on Feb. 18, 1990, as the British Phonographic Industry has awarded them (finally!) "For outstanding contribution to British music". Receive the award, they all came, and then went to celebrate her success - the star evening at London's Groucho Club was organized in a big way.

March 26 released their second album, The Cross, called the Mad Bad And Dangerous To Know - a fragment of the quotation, which describes the eccentric Lord Byron! The Cross then took a small tour of Germany.

Meanwhile, Brian wrote and produced music for Shakespeare's Macbeth, staged at London's Theater "Riverside".

In November 1990, in North America, Queen signed a major new recording contract with the company Hollywood Records, financed by the "Disney". Hollywood immediately began the task to return the Queen former popularity, and it was decided to reissue all the albums Queen on CD. So far, the U.S. was not Queen of records on CD-ROM.

December 7 The Cross gave the only UK concert at London's Astoria, after which another party was held fan club. During the encores to them on stage joined by Brian.

In January, Queen released the epic single Innuendo duration 6.5 minutes. He brought them huge success - it was their third single, number one in Britain, moreover, he became the first and in many European countries. The album, also called Innuendo, released on February 4 and immediately got to first place in the British charts and became the leader of the charts in many European countries.

In March 1991, The Cross again gathered in the studio to record their next album - Blue Rock. Album released in September, the German firm "Electrol" - he came out only in Germany.

In April and Queen started to record their next album.

May 30, 1991 Freddie was involved in the shooting of the clip Queen, which was destined to be the last - Days Of Our Lives. In the United States released a version of this clip from Disney animation.

Brian organized a rock-section of the Seville festival "Guitar Legends". Among those who chose Brian to speak, were Huno Bettankurt, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Joe Walsh - and it's not all. The concert was held in October in a room intended for the Seville Expo-92.

In October 1991, released a compilation Greatest Hits II - a double album, which had 17 songs. Also issued Greatest Flix II and Greatest Pix II, they repeated their previous success. Collection of photographs at this time compiled by Richard Gray. Came out a special edition of Box Of Flix - there were all the clips from the Greatest Flix I and II, as well as 4 bonus. Hado to say, and Hits II and Flix II took first place in the respective charts!

November 23, 1991 Freddie officially announced that he had AIDS. And just on the next day, his fight was over. He died quietly at home surrounded by family and friends. The world was shocked. Freddie had kept his illness a secret and nobody, except the people close to him, did not suspect that the end was so near. Fans around the world sent flowers and cards, and many traveled to London just to stand outside his house. Hebolshaya funeral ceremony was held at the crematorium, three days after his death. Ha was attended by only the closest people, but it was strictly in the Zoroastrian - a religion, which has steadily adhered to parents Freddie.

In April, Brian invited a London advertising agency - to write music for advertising campaigns Ford. Established for this purpose, the song Driven By You turned out so good (and as it turned out, popular) that Brian released it on his first solo single on November 25. He entered the top ten of UK charts.

In memory of Freddie and the benefit fund Terence Higgins to continue the fight against AIDS, as the last wish Freddie had released a single with the two parties "A": Bohemian Rhapsody, and These Are The Days Of Our Lives. The single just got to the 1-st place in the UK charts, which lasted 5 weeks, raising over a million pounds to fight AIDS.

In December 1991, not less than 10 albums, Queen had in the first hundred in the UK.

In February 1992, Freddie was posthumously awarded a special prize of the annual BRIT - "For outstanding contribution to British music" and the three songs presented by Queen "Days Of Our Lives" won an award as Best Single of 1991. Ha ceremony, Roger and Brian announced that, at London's Wembley Stadium will hold a grand concert - as a tribute to Freddie.

The next day the tickets for this concert, and although not yet announced who else apart from Brian, Roger and John will take part in it, tickets were sold out in 6 hours.

On Easter Monday April 20, 1992 with Brian, Roger and John joined by many world stars, and on the stage erected at Wembley Stadium, a grand concert in memory of Freddie. The stadium was packed to overflowing, and on television this concert watched by more than a billion viewers.

In April 1992 the Queen had another Ivor Novello for Best Single Days Of Our Lives, and Brian also won the award for music for TV commercials - for the song Driven By You.

In September 1992 finally saw the light of the long-awaited album by Brian Back To The Light. In 1993, Brian held a series of concerts in Europe and the United States in support of the album. In several concerts attended Guns n'Roses

. Just before Christmas in 1992 left double Videoalbum concert memory of Freddie, all the proceeds of which were designed in the Mercury Phoenix Trust - Fund, specially organized for the collection of revenues from the concert with the prospect of further growth
. Funds from this fund is spent on support to HIV-infected and AIDS patients.

In 1993, Freddie posthumously received the Ivor Novello for his hit Living On My Own. Brian went on tour with The Brian May Band and one of the concerts - in Brixton Academy - was filmed on video and released a live album in 1994.

In September 1994, Roger released 3rd solo album, Happiness. The album was arranged a concert tour of Europe.

By November 1995, Brian, Roger and John completed the songs, record that began back in 1991. Throughout the world, came the long-awaited album Made In Heaven. Many consider it the end of the era as it was announced that this is the last album. In May 1997 the Queen received Ivor Novello for best song (and the words and music) - Too Much Love Will Kill You.

3 November 1997 released a compilation Queen Rocks, which included many rock hits of. There is entered and a new song No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young), written by Brian and dedicated to Freddie, and all those who died young. On the occasion of release of the new album, Brian and Roger gave a press conference in Cologne. November 13 they were in Barcelona on the occasion of awarding of the Golden Disc from the Dutch EMI. January 5, 1998 in the UK released single, No-One But You.

Planned to release archival video and live material. Brian and Roger recorded solo albums and then intend to go on tour. Coming soon a video game, which used music Queen; worldwide travels a great photo exhibition, which shows pictures of Freddy. Queen is one of the most kollektsioniruemyh groups around the world, and their fan club is strong as always.

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  • She-wolf for QUEEN
  • Well, who writes like that?! Mercury, as it is!
  • She-wolf for QUEEN
  • agahmedov Why share when you can download?
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  • Anna for QUEEN
  • Amazing chelovek.SAMOOTVERZhENNOST neighboring with fireworks.
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  • QUEEN-ever !
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  • I decided to arrange a home viewing of the film, but do not know what to go and buy. What's with new. п?п¦пTпT, melodramas and comedies amerskie stupid not to offer:) Thanks.
  • Julia for QUEEN
  • Most best team of all time ! ! !
  • Julia Kovalenko for QUEEN
  • love QUEEN since diapers ! My favorite band, the real talent !
  • Anonymous for QUEEN
  • QUEEN-best of the best! My most favorite band !
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