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.
Brian May Says He Never Liked Queen and Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’
Guitarist hoped 1981 collaboration would sound like the Who, then realized arguing over mix “was going to be a fight.”
Queen 'I Want to Break Free' Set Among New Funko Figures
A 1986 Wembley Stadium set and Freddie Mercury solo collectible are also being released.
40 Years Ago: How a Swearing Child Inspired Queen's 'Radio Ga Ga'
Roger Taylor's toddler son is partially responsible for the Queen hit.
Watch Queen Perform in Remastered Montreal Concert Film
'Queen Rock Montreal' will be shown in IMAX theaters for the first time Jan. 18-21.
Brian May Slams 'Draconian' Sites Pulling Queen Concert Videos
Fan-shot concert videos are being taken down from YouTube and Instagram, and the Queen guitarist isn't happy about it.
How Queen Completed Their Masterpiece 'A Night at the Opera'
EMI said this was the most expensive album ever made during an advance listening party in London.
Queen Wrap Up 2023 Tour With Explosive L.A. Shows: Photo Gallery
The band played to over 300,000 fans on the final leg of their Rhapsody tour.
How Queen's ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Ushered in the Video Age
It took only a few minutes of rehearsal – and a few thousand pounds – to knock out the promotional clip.
Queen Brings a Kind of Magic to Dallas: Review and Photos
The Rhapsody Tour dazzles the American Airlines Center.
How Adam Lambert Channels Freddie Mercury in Key Queen Set Moment
Brian May offered singer advice for performing mega-hit "Somebody to Love."