August 1, 2021

guitarist and one of the founders of Queen

Brian ha compuesto 22 éxitos mundiales para Queen, entre ellos, los himnos ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘The Show Must Go On’ y ‘I Want It All’, y poderosas baladas como ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’, ‘No-One But You (Only the Good Die Young)‘ y ‘Save Me’.

He has earned the respect of the public as a successful solo artist. His recordings include the albums Back to the Light (1992), including the tracks ‘Too Much Love Will Kill You’ and ‘Driven By You’, both Ivor Novello award winners, and the 1998 album Another World.

WE WILL ROCK YOU – QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL 1981

Their interest in movie scores developed when Queen became the first rock group to write the soundtrack for a major film, Flash Gordon, which includes the hit ‘Flash!’ composed by Brian. This work was followed by that done for the film Highlander. Brian later contributed a mini-opera to Steve Baron’s 1996 film Pinocchio, and also composed the full soundtrack for the 1999 French art film Fury.

His songs continue to influence new generations of artists, and have inspired artists as diverse as Elton John, Def Leppard, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Shirley Bassey and Eminem. Brian has enjoyed collaborations with numerous artists, including Robbie Williams, the Foo Fighters, Cliff Richard, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Diana Ross, and Luciano Pavarotti. He proudly played guest guitarist on the 2002 Winter Olympics opening theme song ‘The Fire Within’ for his friend and songwriter, the late Michael Kamen.

His passion for astrophysics led him to obtain his Ph.D. in 2007, in addition to receiving honorary degrees from the University of Hertfordshire, Exeter and John Moore of Liverpool. He also agreed to participate as Visiting Researcher at Imperial College, continuing his work in astronomy, and was Chancellor at John Moore University in Liverpool. Maintaining his deep interest in astronomy, Brian consistently contributed to The Sky at Night with his long-time friend, Sir Patrick Moore; with whom he also co-wrote, together with Dr Chris Lintott, an illustrated book on astrophysics entitled BANG! The Complete History of the Universe (published 2006).

After Freddie passed away, the rest of the Queen members created a charitable organization in support of the AIDS disease, the Mercury Phoenix Trust. Brian remained in his role as ambassador, participating in the 46664 international concert series, aimed at raising AIDS awareness globally.

Brian has continued to work outside of Queen with singer Kerry Ellis, and together they have released several studio albums, and done several successful tours throughout Europe. He also owns the London Stereoscopic Company, and continues his interest in astronomy.