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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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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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Queenin3-D.com

‘Queen in 3-D’ Retrospective Book Arriving in Stores This Spring

Queen guitarist Brian May is offering fans a personal look back at the band's history with a book that combines fresh recollections and archival stereoscopic photos.

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Hasbro

Queen Announce Special Edition of Monopoly Board Game

At long last, the surviving members of Queen can say they've been honored with their own special edition of Monopoly.

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YouTube / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Watch Charlize Theron Kick Some Ass to a Queen Classic in New ‘Atomic Blonde’ Trailer

We can't think of a more appropriate song for the three-minute trailer for Charlize Theron's new movie.

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YouTube

Watch James Corden Compete With Adam Lambert in Queen Sing-Off

It's one thing to sing on TV, but going toe-to-toe with the guy who's currently at the mic for Queen takes a special kind of courage.

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