Brian May (Queen guitarist)

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Legal name: Brian Harold May

Also performs as: Just William

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Brian Harold May CBE (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built guitar, the Red Special. His compositions for the band include "We Will Rock You", "Tie Your Mother Down" and "Fat Bottomed Girls".

He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for "services to the music industry and for charity work". May attained a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College in 2007 and was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008 to 2013. He has homes in London and Windlesham, Surrey. He is an active animal rights advocate and was appointed a vice-president of animal welfare charity the RSPCA in September 2012.

In 2005, a Planet Rock poll saw May voted the 7th greatest guitarist of all time. He was ranked at No. 26 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". In 2012, May was ranked the 2nd greatest guitarist of all time by a Guitar World magazine readers poll.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Star Fleet Project Brian May + Friends 1
1992 Back to the Light Brian May 4
1993 Resurrection Brian May 1
1998 Another World Brian May 3
1998 Retro Rock Special Brian May 1
2013 Acoustic by Candlelight Kerry Ellis & Brian May 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Live at the Brixton Academy Live Brian May 1
2013 Starmus: Sonic Universe Live Tangerine Dream and Brian May 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 Furia Soundtrack Brian May 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Star Fleet Brian May + Friends 1
1987 A Time For Heroes Meat Loaf featuring Brian May 1
1991 Driven by You Brian May 3
1992 Too Much Love Will Kill You Brian May 1
1992 Back to the Light Brian May 2
1993 Last Horizon Brian May 1
1993 Resurrection Brian May 3
1998 The Business (Rock on Cozy Mix) Brian May 1
1998 Why Don't We Try Again Brian May 1
1998 Another World Brian May 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 Red Special Brian May 1

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