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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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Raphael Dias / Pablo Cuadra, Getty Images

Queen’s Brian May Calls Sacha Baron Cohen an ‘Arse’

The Queen guitarist called out Cohen for telling "untruths" about their fallout over the Freddie Mercury biopic.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images / YouTube

Watch a Two-Year-Old Girl Sing Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Little Millie takes exception to when people try to singalong with her on Queen's classic.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Expands on Reasons for Leaving Freddie Mercury Biopic

The actor goes into more details on the creative differences that caused him to quit the movie about the late Queen singer a few years ago.

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Elektra

The Story of Queen’s Second Album, ‘Queen II’

Queen released their second album 'Queen II' on March 8, 1974.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: John Deacon Joins Queen

After failing with a handful of bassists, Queen hired John Deacon on March 1, 1971.

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Redferns / Getty Images

The Story of Freddie Mercury’s Final Public Appearance

The 11th Brit Awards, held on Feb. 18, 1990, offered a moment of public triumph for the members of Queen.

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YouTube

Early Queen Concert and Documentary Coming to the Big Screen

Queen's first-ever live recording of "Bohemian Rhapsody" highlights a new concert and documentary film presentation coming to select theaters nationwide.

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YouTube

Watch Queen Power Hyundai’s Funny Super Bowl Commercial

This Super Bowl 50 spot shows how a new Hyundai feature can ease a worried dad's mind – all to the accompaniment of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust."

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Hollywood Records

25 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury Stares Down His Mortality With Queen’s ‘Innuendo’

Throughout 1989 and 1990, Queen toiled away on their 14th studio album while fans eagerly awaited the end result.

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YouTube

Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’ Featured in Honda Super Bowl Commercial

Honda's ad for Super Bowl 50 finds a group of sheep joining in for a soaring rendition of Queen's "Somebody to Love" – at least until a farmer gets within earshot.

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