John Deacon

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John Deacon
Bass player queen.jpg
Deacon performing in 1979.
Background information
Birth name John Richard Deacon
Born (1951-08-19) 19 August 1951 (age 66)
Oadby, Leicestershire, England
Genres Rock
  • Musician
  • songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1965–97 (retired)
Associated acts Queen

John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951) is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist of the rock band Queen. He also was part of the controversial mix up that was he "supposedly" had 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.