Born on this day in 1951, John Richard Deacon, the English retired musician, best known for being the bass guitarist in Queen, turns 68. He composed several songs for the group, including Top 10 hits "You're My Best Friend", "Another One Bites The Dust", "Back Chat", and "I Want to Break Free" and he was involved in the band's financial management. After Freddie Mercury's death in 1991, Deacon decided to reduce his musical activity and has since retired. He's stayed out of the public eye and was noticeably absent at Queen's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Even though he's not a part of the touring incarnation of Queen, according to Roger Taylor he's still keeps an eye on the finances, as the band consults him for any and all financial decisions.
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