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With a musical career spanning four decades, Queen founding member Brian May is a world-renowned guitarist and songwriter, with production and performance credits on recordings, which have sold in excess of 100 million copies worldwide.
Brian has penned 22 worldwide hits for Queen, among them the anthems “We Will Rock You”, “The Show Must Go On” and “I Want It All”. As a successful and respected solo artist, Brian’s recordings include albums Back To The Light, featuring “Too Much Love Will Kill You” and “Driven By You”.
His songs continue to influence new generations of performers and have inspired recordings by artists as diverse as Elton John, Def Leppard, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Shirley Bassey and Eminem.
Perhaps the most memorable display of Brian’s unique style and musicianship was his performance of his own arrangement of “God Save the Queen”, live from the roof of Buckingham Palace, to open the Queen’s 2002 Golden Jubilee celebrations in front of an audience of more than 200 million people around the world.
After the death of Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury, the surviving members set up a charity to support AIDS relief, the Mercury Phoenix Trust. To date it has channeled more than eight million pounds to over 1,000 AIDS projects around the world.
An ongoing commitment to AIDS awareness led Queen to become a driving force in the 46664 campaign for the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The first of a series of 46664 concerts, held in Cape Town in November 2003, was broadcast worldwide via TV, Internet and Radio, becoming the most widely distributed media event in history, with an audience of over 2 billion in 166 countries.
Brian May is teaming up with musical theatre star Kerry Ellis for a new album.
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