Queen is definitely one of the first bands that come to our mind when it comes to the most influential artists of the 80's, and even of all time. No one has mixed heavy rock music with glam looks and opera-like theatrics like they have!
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor revolutionized rock music by introducing new sounds, song structures, visuals and concepts. They drew influence from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many other British rock acts, but Freddie also admired soul singers like Aretha Franklin and musical theater. The thing about Queen is that they could be a pop band one day, or a full-blown metal band the next!
Queen liked to challenge the "rules" of what rock music should be and they liked to do things their own way, and doing this they've inspired countless of people. But what is most impressive is the diversity of artists they've influenced: from Metallica to Lady GaGa; from Adele to Lil Nas X; from BTS to Radiohead. And many more!
It's time for our little ones to get to know about this timeless band. Not only they challenged the music industry, they challenged society's standards and expectations as well. Keep reading to find out how! But first, check out our specially curated Spotify Playlist with all of Queen's greatest hits, and if you're up for a challenge, you can play "Another One Bites The Dust" on your Loog guitar by downloading this 3-string tab right here.
Don't forget to check out our specially curated "Queen for Kids" Spotify Playlist here, and if you're ready to rock out, download the 3-string tab for "Another One Bites The Dust" and play this legendary riff on your Loog guitar!
Did you miss our previous Musicians for Kids series? We’ve covered The White Stripes, Prince, David Bowie, Joan Jett, Dolly Parton, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Madonna in a fun way for your little one to get familiar with these music staples. Also, don't forget to stay tuned to our Instagram for more. See you next time! 🎸