John Deacon

1951 - Today

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John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951) is an English retired musician, best known for being the bassist for the rock band Queen. He composed several songs for the group, including 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 he was involved in the band's financial management. Deacon grew up in Oadby, Leicestershire, playing bass in a local band, The Opposition, before moving to study electronics at Chelsea College, London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Deacon has received more than 10,417,933 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). John Deacon is the 53rd most popular musician (down from 41st in 2019), the 284th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 220th in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Musician.

John Deacon is most famous for being a member of the British rock band Queen.

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Among musicians, John Deacon ranks 53 out of 2,675Before him are Brian Wilson, Jon Lord, André Rieu, Paul Simon, Ritchie Blackmore, and Roger Taylor. After him are Charlie Parker, Brian Jones, Carlos Santana, Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Johnson, and Pablo Casals.

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Among people born in 1951, John Deacon ranks 5Before him are Robin Williams, Ilona Staller, Phil Collins, and Sting. After him are Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, Louis van Gaal, Kurt Russell, Anatoly Karpov, Stellan Skarsgård, and Mohamed Morsi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Deacon ranks 284 out of 6,924Before him are Owen Willans Richardson (1879), John Galsworthy (1867), Clement Attlee (1883), Gary Oldman (1958), Roger Taylor (1949), and Vanessa Redgrave (1937). After him are Jane Birkin (1946), Timothy Dalton (1946), Harold Macmillan (1894), John Hurt (1940), Brian Jones (1942), and Alfred North Whitehead (1861).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Deacon ranks 20Before him are Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), Sting (1951), Jon Lord (1941), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), and Roger Taylor (1949). After him are Brian Jones (1942), Syd Barrett (1946), Lemmy (1945), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Richard Wright (1943), and Angus Young (1955).