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Queen is an English rock band formed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor in 1970 from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. The band became popular during the mid-to-late 1970s and to this day retains an extremely large international fan base.
Although formerly overlooked by critics, especially those in the United States, Queen has more recently been acclaimed as a pioneer of arena rock, glam rock, hard rock .
In the Music Of The Millenium poll conducted by Channel 4 in 1999, Queen was voted the second greatest band in music history.
The band has also been cited as a strong influence on many later artists and in 2001 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2003 Queen became the first and only band to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004 the band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was the first inductee in to the VH1 Rock Honors.
Queen has also been inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame (at Guitar Center on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard), and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Queen has had a total of eighteen #1 albums...
|years active||1970 in music|
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members||Brian May|
|past members||John Deacon Retired|
Freddie Mercury Deceased