Deacon performing in 1979.
|Birth name||John Richard Deacon|
|Born||19 August 1951|
Oadby, Leicestershire, England
|Years active||1965–1997 (retired)|
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.