John Deacon Best Quotes

John Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen. Enjoy John Deacon’s best quotes below.

“Live Aid turned our world upside down.”
“You know, my children go to a local, local catholic school just down the road.”
“I didn’t actually realise what apartheid meant. I’m probably a bit naive, but I thought it was more of a vague segregation, like on the beaches and buses.”
“Our albums just tend to be collections of songs really, because we all write in the group, all four of us.”
“I don’t want to be nasty but let’s just say Robbie Williams is no Freddie Mercury.”
“Lot’s of marriages don’t last as long as Queen have been together.”
“I was too shy to go and meet Princess Diana.”
“The band was rejuvenated by that wonderful day. It breathed new life into us.”
“But I’ve always been accused of being a bit tight with money, so it hasn’t particularly changed my lifestyle.”
“I’ll probably make loads of plans, and then just sit around on my bottom all day long and do nothing.”
“No, we have our ups and downs, but we’re all very up at the moment.”
“There was always a lot of American music in England until, obviously when the Beatles came around, then there was a shift towards English music, but before then American music was the main thing.”
“I mean the only thing that is hopefully good about us is after the arguments we can actually still face each other the next day or the day after and talk about something else and sort of get over it.”
“Arguments are healthy. They clear the air.”
“Brian and I were both science students. You know science sort of math and physics side, you know.”
“Freddie and Brian tend to write the majority of the material.”
“Four personalities are bound to clash.”
“We’ve always decided ourselves what we wanted to put out as our singles and that sort of things.”
“I have a few personal ambitions for the band.”
“I like touring, I like being in the studio, a bit of both. I like to have a bit of time at home as well.”
“I wouldn’t do go to another band.”
“Queen has taken the all of our time for last four or five years, you know.”
“That first bass I had was an Eko, a very old thing with a thin neck, I had that for quite a while.”
“When we recorded our first album sixteen track machines were the thing.”
“When you start out without a record nobody knows you, but if you have a record it’s a lot easier.”
“I went along and basically learned a few of the songs they were doing at the time, which were quite a few of the songs we ended up doing on our first album.”
“In a way it costs thousands dollars before you could actually go out to put the show on because you’ll need equipments, all the lights you know, and that’s more just going out and playing you know.”
“No, I mean we’d all definitely involved in the music business someway or another, because we’re all living with it, and in it, and also we’ve got all sorts of things we would like to do.”
“Then we did what we called basically I suppose a club tour in England, which was the time I think that our second album came out, we club toured around the whole country where the venues were hold to five hundreds upwards to that sort of thing you know.”
“Yes, it is a rehearsed show, yes, it was analogy of going to see a play at the theatre, where everything has to be in place and whole things, everything being works, all works together to get the best effect you know it’s more like an actor learning a part.”

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