John Deacon

Happy birthday to John the shyest funkmeister (with a penchant for soul) that ever made it into the big time. We walked passed each other (me on dog walking duty) a few times since we lived very close to each other. Of course Queen was greater than its parts but the primary creative axis was the extreme yin and yang polarity of Deacon and Mercury.

I’d been wanting to do a track like ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ for a while, but originally all I had was the line and the bass riff. Gradually, I filled it in and the band added ideas. I could hear it as a song for dancing but had no idea it would become as big as it did. The song got picked up off our album and some of the black radio stations in the US started playing it, which we’ve never had before.