John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951) is an English retired musician, best known for being the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen. He joined Queen in 1971 on the strength of his musical and electronic skills. As well as bass, Deacon played some guitar, keyboards and piano on Queen's studio work. After the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991 and the following year's Tribute Concert, he performed only sporadically with the remaining members of Queen before retiring from the music industry in 1997. His son, Luke, appears in Queen's biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). Description above is from the Wikipedia article John Deacon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.