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John Richard Deacon was born on 19th August 1951, in Leicester, England, and is a musician and songwriter, best known for being the bassist of the immensely popular rock band Queen, from 1971 until the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Deacon is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Deacon`s net worth is as high as $115 million. Apart from playing bass, John also wrote some of Queen`s most popular songs, including “Another One Bites the Dust”, “You’re My Best Friend”, and “I Want to Break Free”, and was also responsible for the group’s finances.

John Deacon Net Worth $115 Million

John is the son of Arthur Henry and Lilian Molly Deacon; he has a younger sister named Julie. His father was working for an insurance company at Norwich Union, and the whole family moved to the dormitory town. John went to Linden Junior School in Leicester, and then when the family moved to the new town of Oadby in 1960, he went to Gartree High School, and Beauchamp Grammar School. As he got older, John became interested into electronics, and after high school enrolled at Chelsea College in London, graduating with a 1st class honors degree in Electronics in 1971.

John`s career beginnings trace back to when he was only 14 years old, as he started to play bass guitar for the band from Oadby called The Opposition. This lasted through his high school years, but he left the band in order to focus on college education. Before he joined Queen, he formed his own band Deacon, but facing troubles and inability to book more live shows he disbanded the group, and on a recommendation from his friend, he auditioned for Queen, who had fired their previous bassist, so becoming a member of the band, and in two years they released their first self-titled album (1973), which achieved gold status in both the UK and US, and reached No. 24 on the UK charts.

Encouraged by the success of the album, they continued in the same line-up and the following year released their second album “Queen II”, which reached No. 5 on the UK chart, also achieving gold status, and so increasing John`s net worth to a large degree.

The group continued to dominate the music scene, and little by little increased popularity with every album that followed, such as “Sheer Heart Attack” (1974), “A Night at the Opera” (1975), which became their first No. 1 album on the UK chart, “A Day at the Races” (1976), and “Jazz” (1978), which only cemented their place in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, as the albums sold multi-million copies, increasing John`s net worth by a large margin. In 1980 they had another No. 1 album – “The Game” – which also became their first album to top the US Billboard 200 chart, and the same year they released “Flash Gordon”.

Two years later their next album came out “Hot Space”, and although it was less popular than its predecessors, it nevertheless still achieved gold status in the UK. In 1986 Queen released one of their most successful albums “A Kind of Magic”, which spawned such hits as “Friends Will Be Friends”, “Who Wants to Live Forever” as well as the title song among others, all of which helped sales of the album which eventually reached more than six million.

Three years later out came “The Miracle”, and in 1991 “Innuendo” was released, the last album released by the band during Mercury`s lifetime, as he died that year from consequences caused by AIDS. Following Mercury`s death, John decided to retire from music, but still stayed until the release of the album “Made in Heaven”, posthumously to Freddie`s death and featuring recordings and the music made by the original members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, including John. The album topped the UK chart, and reached multiple platinum status in several countries, including UK, Germany, Austria and France, which also improved John`s net worth. John stayed out of the scene after the release of the album, and didn’t even appear on the band`s induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of fame in 2001.

John retired stating that it was impossible to replace Freddie Mercury, and didn’t approve of occasional subsequent performances of the other surviving group members – Brian May and Roger Taylor – playing Queen’s songs.

Regarding his personal life, he has been married to Veronica since 1975; the couple has six children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 19, 1951
Birth place: Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Height:5' 11" (1.8 m)
Profession:Musician
Education:Chelsea College of Science and Technology, King's College London
Nationality:British
Spouse:Veronica Tetzlaff
Children:Laura Deacon, Robert Deacon, Michael Deacon, Cameron Deacon, Luke Deacon, Joshua Deacon
Parents:Lilian Deacon, Arthur Henry
Siblings:Julie Deacon
Movies:Flashover, Greatest Video Hits 2, Greatest Video Hits 1, Queen at Wembley, We Will Rock You, Queen: Rock Montreal & Live Aid, Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has written to Roger Taylor and Brian May saying that he supports anything they chose to do as "Queen," but has chosen to effectively retire from the music business. [September 2004]
2Wrote the Queen Song "You're My Best Friend" in tribute to his wife Veronica.
3Is the only Queen member not to sing lead vocals on any Queen track.
4Queen was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, along with fellow Queen members Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor.
6Was in charge of the bands finances.
7His other main instrument was the double bass, which he played on Brian May's 1975 song '39. Brian had asked John to play upright bass as a joke. A couple of days later, however, May found Deacon in the studio with a double bass that Deacon had already learned to play. He also played the double bass on a music video for the song, "Who Wants to Live Forever?".
8Last appeared on stage on the 17th of September, 1997, at the Theatre National De Chaillot, in Paris. There, with Roger Taylor and Brian May, performed "The Show Must Go On" (with Elton John singing) to close the Bejart Ballet's Opening Night Gala performance of "Le Presbytere N'a Rein Perdu De Son Charme Ni Le Jardin De Son Eclat." So far, this is the last time the surviving members of Queen have performed together.
9Graduated with a First in Electronic Engineering from Chelsea College, University of London. Used knowledge to fix Queen's sound equipment in the early days.
10He has performed with the SAS (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
11Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (as a member of Queen).
12His parents are Arthur Henry and Lilian Deacon.
13Deacon has an electronics degreee from Chelsea College - London University.
14John and his wife Veronica have six children : Michael, Robert, Laura, Joshua, Luke and Cameron.
15Wrote the Number One smash hit song, "Another One Bites the Dust."
16Was credited as "Deacon John" on Queen's first self-titled album. He hated this and got it changed to "John Deacon" for the next album onwards.
17Bass player in rock band Queen.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Invented a curious movement: he followed the rhythm kicking quickly on the floor while his body kept the beat leaning forwards
2Bass guitar [Fender]


Quotes

#Quote
1We tour for our own satisfaction and for the status of the band. It's a long term investment.
2"I probably was the only person in the band who could get a look from the outside, because I was the last to join in. I always knew that Queen had something, but I wasn't very convinced. Maybe until "Sheer Heart Attack" album".


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongMoulin Rouge! (2001)· Brian May (music and lyrics by)
· Freddie Mercury (music and lyrics by)
· Roger Taylor (music and lyrics by)
· Nicole Kidman (performed by)
· Jim Broadbent (performed by)
· Anthony Weigh (performed by)
1981Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsFlash Gordon (1980)· Brian May
· Freddie Mercury
· Roger Taylor
· Howard Blake


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena2011-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Glee2010-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eyjafjallajökull2013writer: "Under Pressure"
Smash2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Saturday Night Live2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
t Schaep met de 5 pooten2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Días de vinilo2012writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's My Boy2012writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
American Idol2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary writer: "Another One Bites the Dust" - uncredited
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Em dónes vida. El llibre i el disc de La Marató2011TV Movie documentary writer: "No tinguis por"
Happy Feet Two2011writer: "Under Pressure"
Raising Hope2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nuit blanche2011/Iwriter: "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST"
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. Popper's Penguins2011writer: "ICE ICE BABY" - as John Richard Deacon
The Big Bang Theory2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth2011Documentary writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Tosh.02011TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's Kind of a Funny Story2010writer: "Under Pressure"
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Iron Man 22010writer: "Another One Bites the Dust"
Live from Studio FiveTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 2009 - 2010 performer - 2 episodes, 2010
Skateland2010writer: "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST"
Rude Tube2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Maite was hier2009TV Movie writer: "One Year of Love"
L'affaire Farewell2009writer: "Under pressure"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Metallica2009Video Game writer: "Stone Cold Crazy"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Cyprien2009writer: "Ice Ice Baby radio edit" - as Deacon
World's Greatest Dad2009/Iwriter: "Under Pressure"
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Brothers2008writer: "Ice Ice Baby", "Under Pressure"
60/902008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "One Vision" - as Queen
Happy Hour2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atrapats pel cap d'any2007TV Movie writer: "Em vull escapar"
Idols!2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Dad!2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alles is liefde2007writer: "One Year of Love" - as J. Deacon
The Heartbreak Kid2007writer: "Under Pressure"
Banda sonora2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007writer: "Under Pressure", "You're My Best Friend"
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes Two2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Invisible2007writer: "Under Pressure"
The King of Queens2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Queen und Budapest - How We Won the East2006TV Movie documentary writer: "One Vision", "Another One Bites the Dust" - uncredited
Australian Idol2004-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zoom2006writer: "Under Pressure"
The Break-Up2006writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Will & Grace2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Maxed Out2006Documentary writer: "Under Pressure"
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cheaper by the Dozen 22005writer: "Under Pressure"
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "You're My Best Friend"
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentary writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Romanzo criminale2005writer: "Another one bites the dust"
80s2005TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
20 centímetros2005writer: "I Want To Break Free"
Les soeurs fâchées2004"Another One Bites the Dust"
Karaoke Revolution Volume 32004Video Game writer: "Under Pressure"
Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl2004Video documentary writer: "Back Chat", "Another One Bites the Dust", "Another One Bites the Dust" Stadthalle
13 Going on 302004writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Shaun of the Dead2004as Deacon, "You're My Best Friend"
The Girl Next Door2004writer: "UNDER PRESSURE"
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
SkeppsholmenTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003
Idol2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Nouvelle Star2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd2003writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Queer as Folk2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
40 Days and 40 Nights2002writer: "Under Pressure"
Titus2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fast and the Furious2001writer: "Another One Bites the Dust" - as John Richard Deacon
Moulin Rouge!2001writer: "The Show Must Go On"
Circus2000writer: "Another One Bites The Dust"
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live!1999Video writer: "Another One Rides The Bus"
Tuftsablanca1999writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
200 Cigarettes1999"Another One Bites the Dust"
Stepmom1998writer: "Under Pressure"
Disturbing Behavior1998writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Small Soldiers1998writer: "Another One Bites The Dust Small Soldiers Remix"
Queen Rocks1998Video writer: "Headlong", "I Want It All", "One Vision", "Stone Cold Crazy", "I Can't Live with You"
Grosse Pointe Blank1997writer: "Under Pressure"
3rd Rock from the Sun1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Derrick1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Peter's Friends1992writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Encino Man1992lyrics: "Stone Cold Crazy" / music: "Stone Cold Crazy"
Alyas Boy Kano1992writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Queen: Greatest Flix II1991Video writer: "Under Pressure", "I Want to Break Free", "Innuendo", "Headlong", "The Miracle", "I'm Going Slightly Mad", "Friends Will Be Friends", "The Show Must Go On", "One Vision"
Deadly Currents1991Documentary writer: "I Want it All"
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad1991Video short writer: "I'm Going Slightly Mad"
Manong Gang1991writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Sea of Love1989writer: "Another One Bites the Dust" - uncredited
Queen: Rare Live - A Concert Through Time and Space1989Video writer: "Another One Bites the Dust"
Queen Live at Wembley '861986TV Movie documentary writer: "Another One Bites The Dust", "I Want To Break Free", "Friends Will Be Friends"
Biggles: Adventures in Time1986producer: "NO TURNING BACK" / writer: "NO TURNING BACK"
Saturday Night's Main Event1985-1986TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Highlander1986writer: "One Year Of Love" - uncredited
California Girls1983writer: "Another one bites the dust"
FameTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1982 music - 1 episode, 1982
We Will Rock You: Queen Live in Concert1982Video documentary writer: "Another One Bites the Dust"
Queen's Greatest Flix1981Video writer: "You're My Best Friend", "Spread Your Wings", "Another One Bites the Dust"
Modern Romance1981writer: "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1980TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Flash Gordon1980writer: "Execution Of Flash", "Arboria Planet Of The Tree Men"
Loco x vos2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Morfi, todos a la mesa2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Secret Life of Pets2016writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Britain's Got More Talent2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Aquarius2016writer: "Another One Bites the Dust"
The Americans2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Brontes at the BBC2016TV Movie documentary writer: "I Want to Break Free"
Everybody Wants Some!!2016writer: "Another One Bites The Dust"
Molly2016TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
The Rack Pack2016writer: "Another One Bites The Dust" - uncredited
The Supervet2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland 832015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Under Pressure: Danika Fields' Swell2015Short writer: "Under Pressure" - as John Richard Deacon
Britain's Got Talent2012-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014-2015TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The ComebackTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Nation's Favourite Queen Song2014TV Movie documentary lyrics: "One Vision", "You're My Best Friend", "The Show Must Go On", "Another One Bites the Dust", "These Are the Days of Our Lives", "Under Pressure", "I Want to Break Free", "The Miracle"
One Hit Wonderland2012-2014TV Series documentary writer - 5 episodes
Somewhere Over the Rainbow2014TV Movie documentary writer: "I Want to Break Free" - uncredited
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Pride2014/Iwriter: "I Want to Break Free"
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Duck Dynasty2014TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Peter Austin Noto Show2016TV SeriesHimslf
A Night in Bohemia2016
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad1991Video shortJester / Himself
The Champions1980TV MovieQueen
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody1975Video shortJohn Deacon
How to Undress in Public Without Undue Embarrassment1965Narrator

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making Tracks1993TV Series documentary producer
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness1992TV Movie documentary producer
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad1991Video short producer - as Queen

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Night in Bohemia2016
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad1991Video short as Queen

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad1991Video short musician: bass guitar
Flash Gordon1980composer: additional music - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making Tracks1993TV Series documentary written by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Peter Austin Noto Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Queen: The Legendary 1975 Concert2009DocumentaryHimself (bass)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up2009VideoHimself
Pop Galerie Reloaded2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid2007VideoHimself
Freddie Mercury Himself2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1974-2005TV SeriesThemselves / Himself
80s2005TV Series documentary archive footage as Queen
- Episode #1.2 2005 ... archive footage as Queen
Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl2004Video documentaryHimself - Bass (as Queen)
Becoming Queen2004Video documentaryHimself
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 22003Video documentaryHimself (as Queen)
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 12002Video documentaryHimself (as Queen)
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael1999Video documentaryHimself (segment "Somebody To Love") (as Queen)
Queen: Greatest Flix I & II1998VideoHimself
Queen: Champions of the World1995DocumentaryHimself
The Queen Phenomenon1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Classic Queen1992Video documentaryHimself (as Queen)
Queen's Greatest Hits1992Video documentaryHimself (as Queen)
Queen Live in Japan1992Video documentaryHimself
Queen: Greatest Flix II1991VideoHimself
Queen: The Days of Our Lives1991TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Queen)
Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s1989TV MovieHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume One - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Three - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
Varázslat - Queen Budapesten1987DocumentaryHimself
Queen Live at Wembley '861986TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Queen)
Queen Live in Rio1986DocumentaryHimself
Greenpeace Non-toxic Video Hits1985Himself
We Are the Champions1985DocumentaryHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as Queen)
Red Hot Rock1984VideoHimself (Queen bassist) (as Queen)
Saturday Starship1984TV SeriesHimself
Pop Quiz1983TV SeriesHimself
We Will Rock You: Queen Live in Concert1982Video documentaryHimself
Queen's Greatest Flix1981VideoHimself
Queen Special1981TV MovieHimself - Musician (as Queen)
The 8th Annual American Music Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
Live at the Rainbow1975VideoHimself
Queen: Live at the Rainbow '741974Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolezal Backstage2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Nation's Favourite Queen Song2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
We are the Champions- 40 Jahre Queen2013DocumentaryHimself
Queen: Days of Our Lives2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Die Show2006TV MovieHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2006TV Series documentaryHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Legenden2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Queen Mania2005TV MovieHimself
The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Killer Queen!2002Himself
Queen's Greatest Flix III1999VideoHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1998TV SeriesHimself
Queen Rocks1998VideoHimself
Queen: Rare Live - A Concert Through Time and Space1989VideoHimself

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