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Brian May (19.07.47)
Brian May is an English singer/songwriter, best known for being the lead guitarist for the band, Queen.

Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Brian May had a net worth of 175 million USD.

Childhood: Brian May was born in Hampton, London, to Harold and Ruth May. He studied at Hampton Grammar School, where he earned ten GCE Ordinary Levels and three A-Levels in Physics, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. He then went on to study Maths and Physics at Imperial College London, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Whilst he was studying at secondary school, May formed his first band, named 1984.

Career: In 1968, May and members of his old band, 1984, reformed into a new band called 'Smile'. He band only released six songs and officially disbanded in 1970 after only two years. Smile changed their name to 'Queen' after they gained two new members: John Deacon and Freddie Mercury. Queen were together from 1970 until Freddie Mercury's death in 1991. In 1983, May began working on a solo side project. The project became known as Star Fleet Project, and contained a contribution from Eddie Van Halen. May also helped with a solo album for the guitarist from Genesis, Steve Hackett. Following the death of Freddie Mercury, May devoted himself fully to finishing his album, 'Back to the Light' in 1993. In 1998, he released a follow-up album, 'Another World'. In 2004, the remaining members of Queen announced that they were going to begin touring again with Paul Rodgers as their lead singer. This lasted until 2009, when Queen and Paul Rodgers went their separate ways, once again, although they stated they were not ruling out another tour together. In 2011, the band began touring with Adam Lambert after he appeared on the eleventh series of American Idol.

Personal Life: In 1974, May married Chrissie Mullen and the couple had three children. After having an affair with Anita Dobson exposed in 1986, Chrissie and Brian separated in 1988. May then married Dobson in 2000.



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Brian May And Kerry Ellis Join Forces Once Again For 'Golden Days'


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Queen guitarist Brian May and Broadway legend Kerry Ellis are finally re-teaming for their second album release 'Golden Days', six years on from their first full-length output. It's a compilation of original and re-arranged tracks, including a tribute to a cause close to their hearts.

Brian MayBrian May re-teams with Kerry Ellis

The album features five original songs - two of which were written by Brian and three which were a collaborative effort between Brian and Kerry - as well as new arrangements of classic tunes like 'Amazing Grace', The Wailin' Jennys' 'Once Voice' and the Academy Award winning 'Born Free' from the film of the same name as an ode to their Wildlife Conservation work.

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Sam Smith Pays Homage To George Michael


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Sam Smith has credited George Michael for helping to shape him as an artist.

The 'Stay With Me' singer broke his social media silence on Monday (26.12.16) - his first post since June - to pay his respects to the late 'Careless Whisper' hitmaker, who was just 53-years-old when he passed away at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, South East England on Christmas Day (25.12.16).

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: ''Words can't express how much you and your music meant and means to me. Please play his music as loud as you can today..& celebrate one of the most magical, talented, bravest & important figures in music & life as I know it. Your music & message will live on

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Brian May Pays Tribute To Freddie Mercury's Mother, Who Has Died Aged 94


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Queen guitarist Brian May has paid tribute to Jer Bulsara, the mother of the late Freddie Mercury, who has died aged 94.

May announced on Facebook that Bulsara had passed away last Sunday, quietly and peacefully in her sleep.

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury's mother, Jer Bulsara, has died aged 94

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Brian May, Anita Dobson at The Laurence Olivier Awards held at the London Hilton, Park Lane London, England - 26.02.06 Featuring: Brian May, Anita Dobson Where: London, United Kingdom When: 26 Feb 2006

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Brian May Cancels December Concerts Due To 'Persistent Illness'


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Brian May has cancelled his Christmas Candlelight Tour dates with West End star Kerry Ellis.

The Queen guitarist was scheduled to perform 11 dates across the UK, but has been forced to pull out due to a ‘persistent illness’, which he says is ‘destroying my energy and my will’.

Brian MayBrian May has cancelled his Christmas Candlelight Tour

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Brian May at the Animal Hero Awards 2016 held at Grosvenor House Hotel London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 7th September 2016

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Blue Plaque Unveiled Outside Freddie Mercury's Childhood Home In West London


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A blue plaque commemorating the first house that the iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury lived in when his family arrived in Britain has been unveiled in Feltham, West London.

Mercury – birth name Farrokh Bulsara – lived in the pebble-dash semi at 22 Gladstone Avenue from the age of 17, when his family emigrated from Zanzibar in the autumn of 1964. While he was living there, he met his future Queen band-mates Brian May and Roger Taylor.

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Brian May Brands Sacha Baron Cohen An 'Arse' Over Freddie Mercury Biopic


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Queen guitarist Brian May has hit out at Sacha Baron Cohen, calling him an ‘arse’ over his recent comments about the planned Freddie Mercury biopic. Last month Cohen had said he left the film because the remaining members of Queen wanted to make a family friendly biopic, while the actor wanted something grittier.

Sacha Baron CohenBrian May has called Sacha Baron Cohen an ‘arse’.

“Sacha became an arse,” May told the Mail on Sunday. “We had some nice times with Sacha kicking around ideas but he went off and told untruths about what happened. Why would he go away and say that we didn’t want to make a gritty film?"

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Brian May , Anita Dobson - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - UK film premiere - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Brian May and Anita Dobson

Adam Lambert On Dating Closeted Men


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After previously revealing he has dated some in-the-closet actors, Adam Lambert has now clarified that they were not actually celebrities, bringing all the exciting rumours to an end. Speaking to The Mirror, the 33-year-old singer explains, "I dated some actors but they weren't famous. In my single Ghost Town I'm referring to how LA and the industry can really take its toll."

Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool PartyAdam Lambert doesn't miss dating closeted guys

He added, "Actors and entertainers can't be open about their sexuality and it's hard to live that life. It's difficult to date someone who's so worried about their reputation.

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Brian May - 2015 Olivier Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th April 2015

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Brian May Says Sacha Baron Cohen Won't Be Playing Freddie Mercury In Queen Biopic


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Well it was a good idea while it lasted, but it appears Sacha Baron Cohen will not be playing Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic after all, guitarist Brian May has confirmed. Queen’s long time manager Jim Beach was said to have announced Cohen’s involvement in the film on Thursday, while accepting an award at the Artist & Management Awards at London's Troxy venue.

Sacha Baron CohenSadly we will not get to see Sacha Baron Cohen sing 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

According to the Daily Mail, Beach had told the audience “You have probably followed the saga of the famous Queen-Freddie Mercury biopic which has been developing in Hollywood for the last seven years. An important breakthrough is that we have now managed to persuade Sacha Baron Cohen to write, produce and direct this movie, and he has also agreed to star.”

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Sacha Baron Cohen Will Play Freddie Mercury In Upcoming Queen Biopic


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Sacha Baron Cohen has been confirmed as playing Freddie Mercury in a upcoming Queen biopic, according to the band’s manager Jim Beach. Beach, who has managed the band since 1978, made the announcement on Thursday night at the Artist & Management Awards at London's Troxy.

Sacha Baron Cohen Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury.

Along with starring as the band’s iconic frontman, Cohen will reportedly also be producing, writing and directing the film, according to the Daily Mail.

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Queen And Adam Lambert World Tour In Progress Following Birmingham Barclaycard Arena Show! [Photos]


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Queen are by far one of the most recognisable and celebrated bands of all time. Yet, after the tragic passing of lead singer Freddie Mercury, the two remaining members of band (Brian May and Roger Taylor) teamed up with American Idol season eight runner-up Adam Lambert in 2011. But wait, there's more! Queen + Adam Lambert are currently part way through a world tour that they began back in June 2014. 

Adam Lambert and Brian May perform at the Barclaycard Arena as part of Queen + Adam Lambert's 2015 European tour.
Adam Lambert and Brian May perform at the Barclaycard Arena as part of Queen + Adam Lambert's 2015 European tour.

The band will be heading off for a European tour on 29th January, and making the rounds at Cologne's Lanxess Arena, Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, Vienna's Stadhalle, Munich's Olympiahalle, Belin and Hamburg's O2s, Frankfurt's Festhalle, Brussels' Palais 12, Milan's Forum, Stuttgart's Schleyerhalle, Herning's Jyske Bank Boxen, Prague's O2, Zurich's Hallenstadion and Krakow's Arena. Then the group are heading back to the UK in late February to perform at the Wembley SSE Arena, the Liverpool Echo Arena, before finishing off at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on 27th February, and have just finished a show at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.

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Anita Dobson and Brian May - Photographs of the Hollywood stars as they attended the UK Premiere of Sci-Fi movie 'Interstellar' The premiere was held at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th October 2014

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Anita Dobson and Brian May
Anita Dobson and Brian May
Anita Dobson and Brian May
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Brian May

Date of birth

19th July, 1947

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen - Live in Budapest Movie Review

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