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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury - 60% match to Brian May

Genres: Drama Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Documentaries
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Queen - 60% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Music Theme Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Drama Documentaries Classical Soundtracks Television Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Heart - 20% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Musicals & The Arts Television Comedy Music Theme Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 - 19% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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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

Status Quo - 17% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Thunder - 17% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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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

Deep Purple - 16% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Documentaries Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Bad Company - 15% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 - 15% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Theme Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Heavy Metal Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Glenn Hughes - 15% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 August 1952, Cannock, Staffordshire, England. Hughes left school at the age of 15 to follow his dream of becoming a musician. He began playing lead guitar with the News in 1967, where he also sang, emulating his heroes Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Later he switched to bass guitar, inspired by James Jamerson from the Tamla/ Motown Records ‘house band’. These Read more

Golden Earring - 15% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the Hague, Netherlands, in 1961, by George Kooymans (11 March 1948, the Hague, Netherlands; guitar/vocals) and Rinus Gerritsen (b. 9 August 1946, the Hague, Netherlands; bass/vocals) along with Hans Van Herwerden (guitar) and Fred Van Der Hilst (drums). The group, initially known as the Golden Earrings, subsequently underwent several changes before they secured a D Read more

Robert Plant

Robert Plant - 15% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Theme Music & Radio Blues Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Sammy Hagar - 15% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television Drama
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Roy Hagar, 13 October 1947, Monterey, California, USA. Hagar is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter whose father was a professional boxer. Legend has it that Elvis Presley persuaded him not to follow in his father’s footsteps, and instead he started out in 60s San Bernardino bands the Fabulous Castillas, Skinny, Justice Brothers and rock band Dust Cloud. He joine Read more

Van Halen - 15% match to Brian May

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Music Theme Heavy Metal Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origins of this, one of America’s most successful heavy metal bands, date back to Pasadena, California, in 1973. Eddie Van Halen (Eduard Lodewijk Van Halen, 26 January 1955, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands; guitar/keyboards), Alex Van Halen (b. Alexander Arthur Van Halen, 8 May 1953, Nijmegen, Netherlands; drums) and Michael Anthony (b. Michael Anthony Sobolewski, Read more

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