John Richard Deacon is a retired British musician known as the bassist for the rock band Queen. He has composed several songs for the band - including the Top 10 hits "You're My Best Friend", "Another One Bites the Dust" and "I Want to Break Free"; co-wrote "Under Pressure", "Friends Will Be Friends" and "One Vision" - and was involved in the financial management of the group. Deacon grew up in Oadby, Leicestershire, played bass in a local band, The Opposition, before studying electronics at Chelsea College London. He joined Queen in 1971 through the strength of his musical and electronic talents, particularly the Deacy Amp produced by guitarist Brian May to create guitar orchestras throughout Queen's career. From his third album, Sheer Heart Attack, he wrote at least one song per album, some of which went into hits. In addition to bass, Deacon also plays guitars, keyboards, and pianos in Queen's studio work.
|Birth name||John Richard Deacon|
|Born||August 19, 1951, Leicester, Leicestershire, England|
|Associated acts||Queen, Man Friday & Jive Junior, The Immortals, Montserrat Caballé, Elton John|
He grew up playing in a local band called The Opposition, before studying electronics at Chelsea College. He joined Queen in 1971.
He was the last and youngest member to join Queen. He wrote at least one song per album for the renowned band.
He married Veronica Tetzlaff on January 18, 1975 and they had six children together. He retired from the music business in 1997.
Musician from Leicestershire. Queen's Members (Band). British multi-musical instrument. The bassists of the 20th century TM_VZ! British rock bass guitarist. Prize winner Ivor Novello