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Queen - 63% match to Brian May

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Arguably Britain’s most consistently successful band from the mid-70s onwards, Queen began life as a glam rock unit in 1970. Astronomy student Brian May (19 July 1947, Hampton, Middlesex, England; guitar) and aspiring dentist Roger Taylor (b. Roger Meddows-Taylor, 26 July 1949, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England; drums) had been playing in Johnny Quale And The Reactions, Beat Read more

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury - 50% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Drama Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries
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Farrokh Bulsara, 5 September 1946, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, d. 24 November 1991, London, England. Best known as the flamboyant lead singer of the multi-million selling UK rock band Queen, Mercury also branched out into extra-curricular musical activities. In 1973, while Queen was about to release its debut album, Mercury recorded a revival of the Beach Boys’  Read more

Thunder - 37% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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UK hard rock quintet heavily influenced by Bad Company and the Rolling Stones. Thunder evolved from the ashes of Terraplane, with the surviving nucleus of Danny Bowes (14 April 1960, England; vocals), Luke Morley (b. 19 June 1960, England; guitar) and Gary James (b. 19 June 1960, England; drums) recruiting Mark Luckhurst (bass) and Ben Matthews (b. 21 July 1963, England; gui Read more

Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers - 23% match to Brian May

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17 December 1949, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. The former Bad Company and Firm vocalist originally came to prominence as the frontman of the late 60s/early 70s blues rock band Free, but his solo career got off to a poor start with 1983’s Cut Loose. Other ventures included a collaboration with former Small Faces / Who drummer Kenney Jones as the Law Read more

Heart - 22% match to Brian May

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This durable US rock band features the talents of sisters Ann (19 June 1951, San Diego, California, USA) and Nancy Wilson (b. 16 March 1954, San Francisco, California, USA). The elder sister had released two singles as Ann Wilson And The Daybreaks on a local label in 1967. After a series of unreleased demos she took her sister to Vancouver, Canada, in search of a backing ban Read more

Rainbow - 20% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music Heavy Metal
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In May 1975, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Richard Hugh Blackmore, 14 April 1945, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England) left Deep Purple, forming Rainbow the following year. His earlier involvement with American band Elf led to his recruitment of the latter’s Ronnie James Dio (b. Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, New Hampshire, USA; vocals), Mickey Lee Soule, (keyboards), C Read more

Deep Purple - 18% match to Brian May

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Deep Purple evolved in 1968 following sessions to form a band around former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis (Christopher Crummey, 26 August 1941, Oldham, Lancashire, England). Jon Lord (b. 9 June 1941, Leicester, Leicestershire, England; keyboards) and Nick Simper (b. 3 November 1945, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex, England; bass), veterans, respectively, of the Artwoods Read more

Status Quo - 17% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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The much-loved Status Quo have carved a large niche in music history by producing uncomplicated, unpretentious and infectious rock music. The origins of this durable and now-legendary attraction lie in the Spectres, a London-based beat outfit. Founder members Francis Rossi (29 May 1949, Forest Hill, London, England; guitar, vocals) and Alan Lancaster (b. Alan Charles Lancast Read more

Robert Plant

Robert Plant - 16% match to Brian May

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20 August 1948, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. Former accounts clerk Plant’s early career was spent in several Midlands-based R&B bands, including the New Memphis Bluesbreakers and Crawling King Snakes, the latter of which featured drummer and future colleague John Bonham. In 1965, Plant joined John Crutchley, Geoff Thompson and Roger Beamer in Listen, a Mot Read more

Gary Moore - 15% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues Blues
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Robert William Gary Moore, 4 April 1952, Belfast, Northern Ireland. This talented, blues-influenced singer and guitarist joined his first major band, Skid Row, when he was 17 years old - initially with Phil Lynott, who left after a few months to form Thin Lizzy. Skid Row continued as a three-piece, with Brendan Shiels (bass) and Noel Bridgeman (drums). They relocated from Be Read more

Keith Richards

Keith Richards - 15% match to Brian May

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18 December 1943, Dartford, Kent, England. As founding member and principal guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Richards occupies a unique place in rock’s pantheon. Although not a recognized frontman, his incisive rhythm work, initially modelled on Chuck Berry, has provided the template for many of the Rolling Stones’ finest moments. He became the songwriting partner Read more

The Who - 15% match to Brian May

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Formed in Shepherd’s Bush, London, England in 1964, the Who evolved out of local youth club band the Detours. Pete Townshend (Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend, 19 May 1945, Chiswick, London, England; guitar/vocals), Roger Daltrey (b. Roger Harry Daltrey, 1 March 1944, Hammersmith, London, England; vocals) and John Entwistle (b. John Alec Entwistle, 9 October 1944, Chisw Read more

Bad Company - 14% match to Brian May

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This solid, highly acclaimed UK heavy rock outfit was formed in 1973, with a line-up comprising Paul Rodgers (17 December 1949, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England; vocals), Simon Kirke (b. 28 July 1949, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England; vocals/drums), Mick Ralphs (b. Michael Geoffrey Ralphs, 31 May 1944, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; vocals/guitar) and Boz Read more

Bon Jovi - 14% match to Brian May

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This commercial hard rock band, formed in New Jersey, USA, is fronted by Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi Jnr., 2 March 1962, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; vocals). His four co-founders were Richie Sambora (b. Richard Stephen Sambora, 11 July 1959, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; guitar, ex-Message), David Bryan (b. David Rashbaum, 7 February 1962, Edison, New Jersey, USA; Read more

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