Past Masters: Queen

The Legacy of Queen

  • As of ’05, according to Guinness, Queen has spent more than 1300 weeks on the UK album charts. That’s 27 YEARS. That’s longer than any band, including other legends like the [lastfm link_type=”similar_artist_radio”]Beatles [/lastfm].
  • Queen has released a total of EIGHTEEN number one singles and TEN number one DVD’s.
  • Queen has sold more than 32 million albums in the US alone, and some estimate they’ve sold more than 300 million albums worldwide.
  • Queen is the only band where every member has composed a chart topping single, and all four members were inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2003.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody was named in 2002 by Guinness as the top British single of ALL TIME. It is also the only single to ever sell a million copies on two separate releases.
  • The video for Bohemian Rhapsody is considered the first true music video ever produced.
  • Queen’s Live Aid performance in 1985 is considered one of the greatest concerts of all-time.

Bands that have cited Queen as an influence? [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ben Folds Five[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nirvana[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Def Leppard[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dream Theatre[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kansas[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Iron Maiden[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Panic at the Disco[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Styx[/lastfm],[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] The Smashing Pumpkins[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Radiohead[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steve Vai[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Trent Reznor[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Green Day[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Franz Ferdinand[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Muse[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Metallica[/lastfm],[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Katy Perry[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Guns N Roses[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Flaming Lips[/lastfm] and many, many more…

[Source(s): Wikipedia]

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