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8 /10 Killer Queen

Queen played for the first time in front of the public in July 1971 with the four-person lineup consisting of Mercury, May, Deacon, and Taylor.

The self-titled first album came out in 1973, followed by Queen II in 1974.

Nothing much happened during those early years, but the third album, “Sheer Heart Attack,” would change the face of the British rock industry.

Brilliant compositions like Now I’m Here, and Killer Queen soared to respectable positions in both the U.K. chart and Billboard Hot 100.

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7 /10 International Fame

Freddie’s journey to international fame had just begun. Queen’s fourth album, “A Night at the Opera,” sold even better than the previous release.

The ambitiously written Bohemian Rhapsody proved a great success and became one of the band’s greatest hits.

In 1977, the sixth album, “News of the World,” was a spectacular achievement that broke down a lot of doors for Queen to carve fame in the U.S. and subsequently the world.

The album introduced two ubiquitous anthems: We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You.


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