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Icon: Queen

By Barry Walters, Contributor

It's not often that a single band features one charismatic showman, two virtuosos, three lead vocalists and four smash songwriters. An unusually democratic quartet that maintained its original membership for 20 years, Queen expanded the possibilities of studio recording, initially doing so with guitars, drums, piano, their own voices and little else. Their harmonies were astounding, their arrangement skills superb. Possessing the eccentricities of a cult band with the popularity of an international phenomenon, Queen… more »

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Icon: Queen

By Barry Walters, Contributor

It's not often that a single band features one charismatic showman, two virtuosos, three lead vocalists and four smash songwriters. An unusually democratic quartet that maintained its original membership for 20 years, Queen expanded the possibilities of studio recording, initially doing so with guitars, drums, piano, their own voices and little else. Their harmonies were astounding, their arrangement skills superb. Possessing the eccentricities of a cult band with the popularity of an international phenomenon, Queen… more »