John Deacon

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John Deacon
Bass player queen.jpg
Deacon performing in 1979.
Background information
Birth nameJohn Richard Deacon
Born (1951-08-19) 19 August 1951 (age 67)
Oadby, Leicestershire, England
GenresRock
Occupations
  • Musician
  • songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1965–1997 (retired)
Associated actsQueen

John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951) is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist of the rock band Queen. There was a controversy caused by him supposedly having hidden satanic messages in the song "Another One Bites the Dust". No comment was made by the bass guitarist who was accused of including the messages when writing the song.

He married his wife Veronica in 1975 and has seven children.