In 1970, whereas he was nonetheless learning, the members of Queen – Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May – noticed the bassist taking part in.
They weren’t massively impressed at first, in line with Record Collector journal, however a yr later John and Roger met formally and he auditioned to affix Queen, which was profitable.
While John was quieter than the remainder of the band members, he was additionally a songwriter, who co-wrote You’re My Best Friend and wrote Another One Bites the Dust, which grew to become huge hits for the band.
According to Georg Purvis’ Queen: Complete Works, John and Freddie needed to alter the band’s path within the 1980s, and started working extra carefully collectively.
Purvis additionally prompt there have been tensions in the course of the recording of 1982 album Hot Space, with John not wanting his soul-influenced music type to be hampered by Brian’s guitar solos.