Of all the ultimate bands of classic rock, these guys pass the test. Loud, rambunctious, eccentric, and all-around fun, these 'Killer Queens' are one of the most iconic bands in all of classic rock history and recognized worldwide.
Once again, London has produced some of the most talented musicians the world of classic rock has seen. At the turn of the decade in 1970, artists Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon clashed to create the eccentric and unique band known as Queen. Combining hard rock, glamour rock, and electrifying vocal harmonies in each of their songs - most of which are widely known and highly praised - Queen captivated audiences inside and outside of their mother country during only the first ten years of playing together. One of their first international concerts was played in Brazil, where they officially established themselves as the musically and vocally gifted group that they are recognized as today.
Most intriguing, however, is Queen's unique style and performance geared towards their audiences. In any picture of the band, the quartet will be found wearing eclectic, attention-grabbing clothes and styling bold hairdos that reflect their crafty blend of pop, rock, and vocal sounds that are incorporated into their songs. Queen's never-before-seen theatrical performances and presentation set them apart from the rest.
1986: Queen performs at Wembley Stadium in London, England
As a side-note, every single one of Queen's songs ignites a burning desire in me to see them in concert, solely because their style and music is so much fun to watch and listen. Though no longer a complete set, Queen continues to make appearances sparsely around the world. Oddly enough, Queen and Adam Lambert will perform together in none other than South America soon, which shows the band's continued interest in the art of live performances.
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