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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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Keystone / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Listen to Panic! At the Disco’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Cover for ‘Suicide Squad’

Suicide Squad arrives in theaters this weekend — alongside a soundtrack that includes Panic! At the Disco's cover of the Queen classic "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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Patrick Riviere / Drew Angerer / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Republican National Convention Features Music by David Bowie, Queen and the Turtles

Using music without the artist's permission has been a hallmark of the 2016 campaign season.

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45 Years Ago: Queen Play Their First Show With Classic Lineup

Queen solidified their lineup when John Deacon made his debut with the group on July 2, 1971.

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Mark Metcalfe / Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Brian May Wants Donald Trump to Stop Using ‘We Are the Champions’

Those keeping track can now officially add Queen to the list of acts who don't wish to have their music associated with Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

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EMI/Hollywood

30 Years Ago: Queen Mark the End of an Era With ‘A Kind of Magic’

On June 2, 1986. Queen released their 12th album, A Kind of Magic.

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Express Newspapers / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Hear Queen’s ‘The Show Must Go On’ Covered by Celine Dion

Pop star Celine Dion's latest single is a cover of the Queen classic "The Show Must Go On."

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Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ Appears in New Gatorade Commercial

"If it's not game time, it's recover time," says the tagline in a new commercial from Gatorade, which is best known for its aggressive, sweat-drenched ads

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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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