embodied 1970s glam rock--mixing heavy riffs and intricate vocal
harmonies with a gender-bending image. Freddie Mercury's operatic
voice and Brian
May Guitars were multi-tracked ad infinitum to
create pomp-rock in the grandest sense. In the '80s,
Queen tried on rockabilly, disco, and more, but always
returned to their arena-rock roots. The group ended with the
tragic AIDS-related death of Mercury in 1991.