Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970, and are one of the most commercially successful musical acts of all time. The band members were Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar).
Freddie Mercury died of an AIDS-related illness on November 24, 1991. In 1997 John Deacon retired to spend more time with his family. The other two former members toured with Paul Rodgers from 2005 to 2009. Three of their biggest hits were "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Queen were put in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
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