One of John's early projects included adapting an old reel-to-reel tape deck to record music from the radio - usually The Beatles and Alan Freeman's Hit Parade. But side by side with his interest in electronics, John's interest in music was also growing, particularly triggered when he bought The Beatles first two albums. Becoming a huge fan of the band, John took the decision to learn how to play the guitar. He then threw himself into practising, and was soon jamming in a friend's garage. By the age of fourteen John was well practised enough to form his first band, The Opposition. Over the next few years, The Opposition went through numerous line-up changes and played many gigs. But when, later that year, the Opposition's bassist left the band, it fell to John to fill the gap. Several band name changes later they were now called Art , saw John leaving the band for London, taking up studies in electronics at Chelsea College, University of London. For the moment, music took second place to electronics, but John had of course brought along his old acoustic guitar just in case an opportunity came up.
Who Is John Deacon?
John Richard Deacon born 19 August is an English retired musician, best known for being the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen. Deacon grew up in Oadby , Leicestershire , playing bass in a local band, The Opposition, before moving to study electronics at Chelsea College , London. He joined Queen in on the strength of his musical and electronic skills, particularly the home-made Deacy Amp which guitarist Brian May used to create guitar orchestras throughout Queen's career. From the third album, Sheer Heart Attack , onwards, he wrote at least one song per album, several of which became hits. As well as bass, Deacon played some guitar, keyboards and piano on Queen's studio work. After the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in and the following year's Tribute Concert , Deacon performed only sporadically with the remaining members of Queen before retiring from the music industry in after recording " No-One but You Only the Good Die Young ". He has not performed on any of the other projects that the two remaining members, Brian May and Roger Taylor , have put together. John Richard Deacon was born on 19 August at St.
Roger Taylor and Brian May have spoken about John Deacon quitting Queen, explaining what happened in the aftermath of Freddie Mercury's death and their total belief that Queen was finished. Queen are everywhere. From red carpets to topping the charts, thanks to the success of film Bohemian Rhapsody and frontman Adam Lambert, the band has seen an enormous resurgence in recent years.
He was a member of one of the world's biggest bands, but John Deacon decided to quit the limelight. But why did Queen bassist John Deacon leave the group? Here's all the big facts about the quiet man of rock John Deacon was upset by Freddie Mercury 's death in He later said: "As far as we are concerned, this is it. There is no point carrying on. It is impossible to replace Freddie.