No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)

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"No-One But You (Only the Good Die Young)" is the only song recorded by the remaining three members of the British rock band Queen in 1997 following the death of the lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991.

Guitarist Brian May—the writer of the song—and drummer Roger Taylor share lead vocals. The song was released on the album Queen Rocks and it was also released as a double a-side single with "Tie Your Mother Down".

The song came after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in August 1997, but is largely a eulogy to Freddie Mercury. It was dedicated to Mercury and all those who die too soon.[1] It was originally written for a potential Brian May solo project. He sent the demo of the song to Roger Taylor and forgot about it.[2]

Included in Queen’s Greatest Hits III, the song featured only the remaining three members of the band. This was also the last recording to feature bass guitarist John Deacon, who retired from public life.[3] This was the last original Queen release until the 2014 release Queen Forever.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Queen Press Release - No One But You". Queen Archives. Retrieved 15 June 2014
  2. Queen Rocks EPK
  3. "John Deacon profile". Queen Online. Retrieved 7 June 2019. John joined his former bandmates for one final time in October 1997 for the recording of the Brian May song, No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young), released by Queen as a personal tribute to the late Freddie Mercury.