Both were revolutionary. Both were born in the 1970’s
QUEEN x VILEBREQUIN
Queen is one of the most groundbreaking and iconic bands of all time. The British rock band -Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon formed in London in 1971 and have now sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Highlights from their incredibly prolific music history include 18 #1 Albums, 18 #1 singles including Bohemian Rhapsody, the almost six minute song that broke musical boundaries. The double single We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions that has become a renowned sports anthem around the world. Queen put on legendary performances at Hyde Park and at Live Aid in 1985. On November 23, 1991, Freddie Mercury announced to the world that he had AIDS and the next day he died peacefully at his home surrounded by friends and family. He remains the most high profile loss from the disease to this day. Following the moving and hugely successful Tribute Concert in 1992, Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach set up The Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT) in memory of Freddie. The MPT has reached millions in the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide, providing USD17 million to over 1,000 projects in 56 countries. In 1992 Freddie was awarded posthumously the BRIT’s “Outstanding Contribution to British Music” .The band was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was voted into the UK’ s Music Hall of Fame.They have a touring musical production We Will Rock You and the band continues to tour with US singer / songwriter Adam Lambert.