Queen were considered one of the greatest rock bands ever, they had great success throughout out their career from the early '70s until the early '90s when the lead singer Freddie Mercury tragically died of AIDS.
Queen represented rock’s bombastic pinnacle. Melding glam-rock with hard-rock, the group’s ornate, multi-tracked recordings and in-your-face songs resulted to worldwide sales of more than 130 million records. Queen took flight in the Seventies, embodying the thrills and excesses of that decade. (...) Queen drew from contemporary music, visual media and pop culture, blowing it all up into a multimedia spectacle grounded in solid rock.