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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by D.J, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. D.J


    Jan 31, 2000
    Happy Birthday to my fav bassist John Deacon of Queen.
    He is now 51 years old ;) :)
  2. Winston TK

    Winston TK Hairpiece Adventurer

    Oct 8, 2001
    Burnaby, BC Canada
    Yes. "Happy Birthday" indeed.

    John's one of the good ones.
  3. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Yes Happy B-day JD! What is he doing now anyway since the fued with the other Queen members?
  4. HAppy birthday, ill never forget the bass line, Under pressure.
  5. NukeBass


    Jul 8, 2000
    Cornelius, NC
    Explain this fued... I was wondering why Brian May and Roger Taylor played the rock and roll induction without him last year.

    I guess it is fitting I learned Dragon Attack this past weekend :)
  6. D.J


    Jan 31, 2000
    I guess the feud was about the choice of Brian and Roger to record a new version of "We are the Champions" with Robbie Williams.
    I agree with him, that Williams spoilt this wonderful Freddy song.
    On the night of the Rock'n Roll induction he was absent 'cause of "sickness" in a official way.
  7. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Whenever I think of John, I hear


    That is such a killer grooving bassline.

  8. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    Happy Birthday 'Wild' John Deacon!!!!!

    Hmm, his best line has to be We Will Rock You! :D

    What about 'a kind of magic' and 'invisible man'... simple classics.
  9. natebass


    Sep 6, 2001
    Bremerton, WA
    You guys are crazy - "bicycle race" is my personal fave.:D
  10. NukeBass


    Jul 8, 2000
    Cornelius, NC
    Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    One of my all-time favorites.... one of the best. If only I had his taste and finesse....
  12. phil_chew


    Mar 22, 2000
    Does that song have a bass line.....? :)

    But I agree with all the accolades. He's a great bassist and I just love the sound of his bass. On top of that, he's smart as well. I believe John has college degrees in Maths and Physics, and a First Class Honours degree in Electronics (that's like "Magna Cum Laude" for you guys in the US).
  13. BassDodger

    BassDodger Guest

    Jul 14, 2002
    Dude! Hell, I thought I was the only one who thought of that!

    I LEARNED that song when I was like 14 or so because I thought it was the baddest-assed bassline I ever heard- simple yet refined- just like the man himself!


    From a loyal Queen fan...:) :D
  14. NukeBass


    Jul 8, 2000
    Cornelius, NC
    BassDodger, you make me feel bad. I'm 24 and still can't play it :) (I guess it's time to put the ol' ear to work!)
  15. D.J


    Jan 31, 2000
    Too many great basslines from him:
    I like It's Late, Father to Son, Dragon Attack, Sail Away Sweet Sister, The March Of The Black Queen, I'm Going Slightly Mad, Pain is So Close To Pleasure, The Millionaire Waltz and many many others ;) :)

    Ps: We Will Rock You is very good bass sound from live version like at Wembley 86 for example ;)
  16. BassDodger

    BassDodger Guest

    Jul 14, 2002
    Actually, NukeBass, I said I learned and played it at 14, never said I could do it now! I'm 33 and I listened to it because of these posts and I have to say in all honesty that there is NO way I could do it now. In fact, i probably had it all wrong when I played it then. I just tried to thumb through it- not gonna happen! Learning and playing a song are 2 different things I guess. So don't feel bad- I can't play it now, either. Give me like a couple of months....

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