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Born on August 19, 1951, in Leicester, England, John Deacon went on to become the bassist for world-famous band Queen. He penned major hits like “You’re My Best Friend,” “I Want to Break Free” and “Another One Bites the Dust,” which had international crossover success. Deacon had several side projects during the ’80s and retired from the business after Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury’s death.
As a child, he developed a passion for electronics while also taking up music, heaving influenced by the Beatles. He started playing guitar with the band the Opposition when he was 14, and eventually switched to bass, with the band thus becoming The New Opposition.
By the late 1960s, John Deacon autographs had enrolled at the University of London, Chelsea College, to continue his electronics studies while still leaving room for music. In the fall of 1970, he watched Queen perform but never impressed him.
Months later, John Deacon met the band’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor and invited to audition for the position of bassist. Deacon got the gig, and thus, with virtuosic singer Freddie Mercury already at the helm, the Queen lineup that would last for two decades was born.
The group carried on to become one of the biggest musical acts in the world; known for innovative musical fusions and theatrical, bombastic shows. The band released more than a dozen albums, including Sheer Heart Attack (1974) and Jazz (1978), and had hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody;” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”
Deacon, known for being the quietest, introverted band member.
Writes ‘Another One Bites the Dust’
All of Queen’s four members were songwriters and contributed to the group’s canon. Additionally, John Deacon autographs had a hit with the tune he penned—the cheery; affectionate “You’re My Best Friend”—from the seminal album A Night at the Opera.
He also had R&B/soul leanings and found his sonic outlet in the massive funk/disco hit, “Another One Bites the Dust,” from the 1980s The Game. The tune, which Michael Jackson suggested be released as a single, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 2 on the R&B chart, won an American Music Award and has been hailed as a pop music classic.