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Queen didn’t really become Queen until they decided to fill their songs with the big operatic sounds, multilayered vocals and awesome guitar lines that made their music one of rock’s most recognizable and defining. There are tiny hints of all this on the band’s 1973 self-titled debut, but it’s their fourth album, 1975’s classic ‘A Night at the Opera,’ that ushered in a period of unbridled creativity that made Queen one of the planet’s most popular groups. By the time they made 1980’s ‘The Game,’ a worldwide No. 1 hit that spawned several hit singles, Queen were selling out stadiums and seemingly unstoppable. They made a soundtrack album for a cheesy sci-fi movie, they made tongue-in-cheek music videos and they experimented with sounds that signaled the early part of the ‘80s. In the mid ‘80s, singer Freddie Mercury contracted AIDS, which would take his life on Nov. 24, 1991.

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Parlophone

Brian May Remembers Lord Snowdon, Who Took the Cover Photo for Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’

Brain May recalled the time Queen posed for a photo shoot with Lord Snowdon, who died yesterday.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

George Michael Dies; Elton John, Queen Mourn His Loss

Queen and Elton John are among the rock legends mourning the death of pop superstar George Michael.

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40 Years Ago: Queen Make a Sequel With ‘A Day at the Races’

After the success of 'A Night at the Opera,' Queen made a similar-sounding sequel with 'A Day at the Races,' released on Dec. 10, 1976.

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YouTube

Watch Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Interpreted as a Four-Minute Crime Film

Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" has been interpreted as many things over the past 40 years.

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Jim Dyson, Getty Images

Queen Guitarist Brian May ‘Getting Stronger’ After Health Setback

A few weeks after worrying fans with news of a "persistent illness" that was keeping him off the road, Queen guitarist Brian May has issued an encouraging update.

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Jer Bulsara, Freddie Mercury’s Mother, Dies

Brian May broke the news that Jer Bulsara has died at the age of 94.

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Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Queen Are Considering Recording New Music With Adam Lambert

Roger Taylor says it's "quite possible" Queen will record new songs with singer Adam Lambert in the future.

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Hulton Archive / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Rami Malek of ‘Mr. Robot’ Will Play Freddie Mercury in Biopic

The long-awaited biopic of Freddie Mercury has a new star and director.

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Brian May Battling ‘Persistent Illness,’ Cancels Remaining 2016 Plans

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that he is battling a "persistent illness which is destroying my energy and will."

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Ian Tyas, Getty Images

Listen to Queen’s 100 Percent More Rockin’ Version of ‘We Will Rock You’ From ‘BBC Sessions’

Queen's upcoming Queen on Air: The Complete BBC Sessions collects two dozen songs from the band's six sessions recorded for BBC radio in the '70s.

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