John Deacon Biography
Birthday: August 19, 1951 (Leo)
Born In: Oadby, United Kingdom
John Deacon is an English bassist and songwriter, best known for his compositions ‘You're My Best Friend’, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, ‘Back Chat’, and ‘I Want to Break Free’. Developing an early interest in music, he joined his first band, ‘The Opposition’ at the age of fourteen. At eighteen, he moved to London to study electronics, another of his passions, graduating at the age of twenty with a first-class degree. In the same year, he joined the newly formed band, ‘Queen,’ as a bassist, and debuted as a songwriter at 23. He received recognition with his composition ‘You're My Best Friend’ soon after. Thereafter, he continued composing songs and playing the bass and occasionally the guitar. In addition, he took charge of managing the band’s finances and used his skills in electronics to maintain the band’s equipment. He retired from the spotlight at the age of 46, spending a quiet suburban life since then.