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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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Chip Somodevilla / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Why Donald Trump’s Newest White House Hire Has Everybody Googling Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

The appointment of Anthony Scaramucci has resulted in a flood of "scaramouch" searches and "Bohemian Rhapsody"-based wordplay.

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Fox Photos / Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

Vanilla Ice Claims He Owns Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’

"So," Vanilla Ice says, "'Under Pressure,' 'Ice Ice Baby' – same difference."

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David Bowie and Queen Recorded Other Songs During ‘Under Pressure’ Sessions

David Bowie and Queen recorded a series of songs together in the ‘80s, even though only “Under Pressure” was released from the sessions.

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TriStar Pictures / EMI

The Long Journey Queen’s ‘Brighton Rock’ Took to the ‘Baby Driver’ Soundtrack

Queen's "Brighton Rock" grew out of a lengthy period of experimentation by guitarist Brian May.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Queen + Adam Lambert Kick Off 2017 North American Tour: Set List + Video

Queen + Adam Lambert began their first North American tour since 2014 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

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Hulton Archive / Evening Standard, Getty Images

Previously Unreleased Queen and David Bowie Collaborations Could Be Coming

According to guitarist Brian May, some particularly interesting previously unreleased Queen recordings could be on the way.

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YouTube

Watch Brian May Unbox the Queen Monopoly Board Game

Guitarist Brian May unboxed Queen's Monopoly game in an 18-minute video.

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EMI

35 Years Ago: Queen Finds It Difficult Being in a ‘Hot Space’

After scoring a No. 1 album with 'The Game,' Queen learned there was nowhere to go but down on 'Hot Space.'

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Queen

15 Years Ago: Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ Musical Debuts

On May 14, 2002, We Will Rock You, a musical based on the music and theatrics of Queen, made its debut at the Dominion Theatre in London.

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YouTube

Stream ‘Journey’s End,’ the New Song and Short Film From Queen’s Roger Taylor

Queen drummer Roger Taylor has sprung a surprise on fans with the sudden release of a new song and short film titled "Journey's End."

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