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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Queen

A rock institution, Queen need no introduction. But even the most ardent super-fan might not know everything about the band. Here are ten obscure facts from Queen’s colourful history.


Freddie wrote Crazy Little Thing Called Love in the bath.



Bohemian Rhapsody is the third best-selling British single of all time behind only Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? and Elton John’s Candle in the Wind 1997.


According to the Guinness Book of Records, Queen boasts the longest running fan club in the world.



In 2002 Queen were given their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


According to Cat Fancy magazine, Freddie owned as many as ten cats.


Roger Taylor’s middle name is Meddows.


John Deacon is a trained electronics engineer.



Brian May uses a sixpence to play his guitar rather than a conventional plectrum.


Roger Taylor was the first member of the band to release a solo album.


For their 1975 world tour, the band wore outfits designed by British designer Zandra Rhodes.


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