John Deacon is the bass player of Queen
John Deacon is a British musician, better knownas a member of the legendary Queen band. At the time of joining the team of this rock band, John was only 19 years old, and he was the youngest of the four rockers.
Passion for music
Queen's bass player was born on 19August 1951 in the town of Odby, which is located in the UK. It is believed that his musical future was predetermined when the boy was seven years old. It was then that John received from his father as a gift a children's plastic guitar.
From the very childhood, Deacon was fond of creativity TheBeatles, recording radio-broadcast songs on a reel tape recorder, and then listening to them repeatedly. In the future it was the Beatles that had such an impact on John that he decided to connect his life with music.
Education future rocker received in his nativecity, graduating from junior classes, gymnasium and college. Already in 1965, when he was only fourteen years old, the guy got into a musical group called The Opposition. A year later, it was renamed The New Opposition. The role of Deacon in this group was to play the rhythm guitar, and John himself bought this guitar from one of his colleagues.
After some time, the bass player who played inthis team, left, and the guys urgently needed a new one. Deacon took advantage of this moment and took up space. Guitar John bought immediately after that. It was his first bass guitar.
The last speech in which John participatedDeacon in his youth as part of The New Opposition, occurred on August 29, 1969. After that, the musician went to study in the capital of England, where he was invited from the technical college of Chelsea. It's no secret that John was fond of radio electronics and showed good knowledge in this field.
Joining the Queen
Leaving to study, Дикон has considered, that itsthe musical life ended there, so he left the guitar and the amplifier at home. However, after only six months, John does not stand up and asks his relatives to send him the tools: he understands that without music he can not exist. This period very seriously affected the life position of the musician, at this time he realized that music is his destiny.
October 1970 first brought him together with the groupQueen, the composition of which was already formed by that time. John went to one of the clubs in London, where his future colleagues performed. As the musician later described this moment, he did not like the band. At the same time, Deacon is trying to organize his own team, which he does. He gives another concert in college with other musicians, but after that the band as such did not become. The name of this group is unknown.
However, this failure does not discourage Deacon. He constantly reads the newspaper in search of an announcement of recruitment to some rock band. And one day luck to him smiles - on the ad he comes to audition in his future group. However, according to another version, the entry into the Queen group was somewhat different. It is said that John Deacon met Brian May and Roger Taylor at one party, and when they found out that he was playing bass, he was invited to audition. So it or not - it does not matter, the main thing is that John still got into the future legendary rock band.
Creativity of John in the group
Already after half a year, to be exact, on July 2, 1971Queen group gave the first concert with a new member. Since John was at odds with radio engineering and other electronics, he was instructed to provide the group with all the necessary equipment, to monitor its serviceability. The deacon coped with this well and even created his own amplifier with which the rockers toured. In addition, the bassist also dealt with economic issues, led all financial matters. The remaining members of the team, knowing the excellent intellectual abilities of Deacon, fully trusted him, and in some vital personal situations consulted with him.
All the members of the rock band were composinglyrics, but this was not required of John. Enough of the fact that he was a professional and high-end guitarist. However, Deacon, despite this, still tried to write songs. His first song Misfire was not awarded with the recognition of the audience, but almost all the subsequent ones certainly became world hits. Among such famous and famous songs created by John Deacon, there are You're My Best Friend, Another One Bites the Dust, I Want to Break Free, One Year of Love and some others.
The last participation of John in the Queen was on April 20, 1992, after the death of Freddie Mercury. This concert was dedicated to the memory of the latter.
Later, in 1997, John Deacon took part in theanother concert dedicated to the vocalist of the band, but after that he finished his musical career. This was a complete surprise for many, as the bass player used to say that he does not want to participate in only one group and plans to work in other musical directions. Apparently, Freddie's death had a very serious impact on Deacon. And the break with music was final and irrevocable - no matter how many invited him to other projects, including the Queen + Paul Rodgers project, John constantly rejected these proposals.
Some interesting facts
In the media once wereinformation on the financial condition of the former bass player of the Queen band was disseminated. If you believe this data, then the approximate state of John is estimated at fifty million pounds sterling.
The personal life of the Deacon was very successful. He is married only once, and he has six children: the oldest Robert is now forty years old, and the youngest Cameron is 22 years old.
John was absent from the event to include Queen in the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" in the United States.
After the breakup of the John Deacon group about Freddie Mercuryresponded very warmly. In particular, he said that Freddie was one of the greatest musicians of our time, with his departure, and a whole era in rock music. Regarding the cooperation of the rest of the group and Robbie Williams on the remake of the single We Are The Champions, John spoke very negatively, pointing out that no one can replace Freddie, and with their remake they can only spoil the legendary song.