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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.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena 2011-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Glee 2010-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eyjafjallajökull 2013 writer: "Under Pressure"
Smash 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009-2013 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
t Schaep met de 5 pooten 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Días de vinilo 2012 writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Rage 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's My Boy 2012 writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
American Idol 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "Another One Bites the Dust" - uncredited
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Em dónes vida. El llibre i el disc de La Marató 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "No tinguis por"
Happy Feet Two 2011 writer: "Under Pressure"
Raising Hope 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nuit blanche 2011/I writer: "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST"
Showboaters 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 writer: "ICE ICE BABY" - as John Richard Deacon
The Big Bang Theory 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Tosh.0 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 writer: "Under Pressure"
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Iron Man 2 2010 writer: "Another One Bites the Dust"
Live from Studio Five TV Series writer - 6 episodes, 2009 - 2010 performer - 2 episodes, 2010
Skateland 2010 writer: "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST"
Rude Tube 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Maite was hier 2009 TV Movie writer: "One Year of Love"
L'affaire Farewell 2009 writer: "Under pressure"
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video Game writer: "Stone Cold Crazy"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I 2009 Video writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Cyprien 2009 writer: "Ice Ice Baby radio edit" - as Deacon
World's Greatest Dad 2009/I writer: "Under Pressure"
Talkshow with Spike Feresten 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Brothers 2008 writer: "Ice Ice Baby", "Under Pressure"
60/90 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "One Vision" - as Queen
Happy Hour 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atrapats pel cap d'any 2007 TV Movie writer: "Em vull escapar"
Idols! 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Dad! 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alles is liefde 2007 writer: "One Year of Love" - as J. Deacon
The Heartbreak Kid 2007 writer: "Under Pressure"
Banda sonora 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 writer: "Under Pressure", "You're My Best Friend"
Idool 2007 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes Two 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Invisible 2007 writer: "Under Pressure"
The King of Queens 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Queen und Budapest - How We Won the East 2006 TV Movie documentary writer: "One Vision", "Another One Bites the Dust" - uncredited
Australian Idol 2004-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zoom 2006 writer: "Under Pressure"
The Break-Up 2006 writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Will & Grace 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Maxed Out 2006 Documentary writer: "Under Pressure"
Ha-Shminiya 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 2005 writer: "Under Pressure"
Karaoke Revolution Party 2005 Video Game "You're My Best Friend"
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Romanzo criminale 2005 writer: "Another one bites the dust"
80s 2005 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
20 centímetros 2005 writer: "I Want To Break Free"
Les soeurs fâchées 2004 "Another One Bites the Dust"
Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 2004 Video Game writer: "Under Pressure"
Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl 2004 Video documentary writer: "Back Chat", "Another One Bites the Dust", "Another One Bites the Dust" Stadthalle
13 Going on 30 2004 writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Shaun of the Dead 2004 as Deacon, "You're My Best Friend"
The Girl Next Door 2004 writer: "UNDER PRESSURE"
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skeppsholmen TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003
Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Nouvelle Star 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Queer as Folk 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
40 Days and 40 Nights 2002 writer: "Under Pressure"
Titus 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fast and the Furious 2001 writer: "Another One Bites the Dust" - as John Richard Deacon
Moulin Rouge! 2001 writer: "The Show Must Go On"
Circus 2000 writer: "Another One Bites The Dust"
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! 1999 Video writer: "Another One Rides The Bus"
Tuftsablanca 1999 writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
200 Cigarettes 1999 "Another One Bites the Dust"
Stepmom 1998 writer: "Under Pressure"
Disturbing Behavior 1998 writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Small Soldiers 1998 writer: "Another One Bites The Dust Small Soldiers Remix"
Queen Rocks 1998 Video writer: "Headlong", "I Want It All", "One Vision", "Stone Cold Crazy", "I Can't Live with You"
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 writer: "Under Pressure"
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Derrick 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Peter's Friends 1992 writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Encino Man 1992 lyrics: "Stone Cold Crazy" / music: "Stone Cold Crazy"
Alyas Boy Kano 1992 writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Queen: Greatest Flix II 1991 Video 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 Currents 1991 Documentary writer: "I Want it All"
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad 1991 Video short writer: "I'm Going Slightly Mad"
Manong Gang 1991 writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Sea of Love 1989 writer: "Another One Bites the Dust" - uncredited
Queen: Rare Live - A Concert Through Time and Space 1989 Video writer: "Another One Bites the Dust"
Queen Live at Wembley '86 1986 TV Movie documentary writer: "Another One Bites The Dust", "I Want To Break Free", "Friends Will Be Friends"
Biggles: Adventures in Time 1986 producer: "NO TURNING BACK" / writer: "NO TURNING BACK"
Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-1986 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Highlander 1986 writer: "One Year Of Love" - uncredited
California Girls 1983 writer: "Another one bites the dust"
Fame TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1982 music - 1 episode, 1982
We Will Rock You: Queen Live in Concert 1982 Video documentary writer: "Another One Bites the Dust"
Queen's Greatest Flix 1981 Video writer: "You're My Best Friend", "Spread Your Wings", "Another One Bites the Dust"
Modern Romance 1981 writer: "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1980 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1980 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Flash Gordon 1980 writer: "Execution Of Flash", "Arboria Planet Of The Tree Men"
Loco x vos 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Morfi, todos a la mesa 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Secret Life of Pets 2016 writer: "You're My Best Friend"
Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016 writer: "Ice Ice Baby"
Aquarius 2016 writer: "Another One Bites the Dust"
The Americans 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Brontes at the BBC 2016 TV Movie documentary writer: "I Want to Break Free"
Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 writer: "Another One Bites The Dust"
Molly 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
The Rack Pack 2016 writer: "Another One Bites The Dust" - uncredited
The Supervet 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland 83 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Under Pressure: Danika Fields' Swell 2015 Short writer: "Under Pressure" - as John Richard Deacon
Britain's Got Talent 2012-2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2014-2015 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Comeback TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Nation's Favourite Queen Song 2014 TV 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 Wonderland 2012-2014 TV Series documentary writer - 5 episodes
Somewhere Over the Rainbow 2014 TV Movie documentary writer: "I Want to Break Free" - uncredited
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Pride 2014/I writer: "I Want to Break Free"
Dancing on Ice TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Duck Dynasty 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Peter Austin Noto Show 2016 TV Series Himslf
A Night in Bohemia 2016
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad 1991 Video short Jester / Himself
The Champions 1980 TV Movie Queen
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody 1975 Video short John Deacon
How to Undress in Public Without Undue Embarrassment 1965 Narrator

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making Tracks 1993 TV Series documentary producer
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness 1992 TV Movie documentary producer
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad 1991 Video short producer - as Queen

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Night in Bohemia 2016
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad 1991 Video short as Queen

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queen: I'm Going Slightly Mad 1991 Video short musician: bass guitar
Flash Gordon 1980 composer: additional music - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making Tracks 1993 TV Series documentary written by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Peter Austin Noto Show 2016 TV Series Himself
Queen: The Legendary 1975 Concert 2009 Documentary Himself (bass)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up 2009 Video Himself
Pop Galerie Reloaded 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid 2007 Video Himself
Freddie Mercury Himself 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1974-2005 TV Series Themselves / Himself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary archive footage as Queen
- Episode #1.2 2005 ... archive footage as Queen
Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl 2004 Video documentary Himself - Bass (as Queen)
Becoming Queen 2004 Video documentary Himself
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2 2003 Video documentary Himself (as Queen)
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 1 2002 Video documentary Himself (as Queen)
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael 1999 Video documentary Himself (segment "Somebody To Love") (as Queen)
Queen: Greatest Flix I & II 1998 Video Himself
Queen: Champions of the World 1995 Documentary Himself
The Queen Phenomenon 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Classic Queen 1992 Video documentary Himself (as Queen)
Queen's Greatest Hits 1992 Video documentary Himself (as Queen)
Queen Live in Japan 1992 Video documentary Himself
Queen: Greatest Flix II 1991 Video Himself
Queen: The Days of Our Lives 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Queen)
Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s 1989 TV Movie Himself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume One - A Visual Anthology 1987 Documentary Himself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Three - A Visual Anthology 1987 Documentary Himself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology 1987 Documentary Himself
Varázslat - Queen Budapesten 1987 Documentary Himself
Queen Live at Wembley '86 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Queen)
Queen Live in Rio 1986 Documentary Himself
Greenpeace Non-toxic Video Hits 1985 Himself
We Are the Champions 1985 Documentary Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as Queen)
Red Hot Rock 1984 Video Himself (Queen bassist) (as Queen)
Saturday Starship 1984 TV Series Himself
Pop Quiz 1983 TV Series Himself
We Will Rock You: Queen Live in Concert 1982 Video documentary Himself
Queen's Greatest Flix 1981 Video Himself
Queen Special 1981 TV Movie Himself - Musician (as Queen)
The 8th Annual American Music Awards 1981 TV Special Himself
Live at the Rainbow 1975 Video Himself
Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 1974 Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolezal Backstage 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Nation's Favourite Queen Song 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
We are the Champions- 40 Jahre Queen 2013 Documentary Himself
Queen: Days of Our Lives 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself
Queen: Die Show 2006 TV Movie Himself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Legenden 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Queen Mania 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Killer Queen! 2002 Himself
Queen's Greatest Flix III 1999 Video Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1998 TV Series Himself
Queen Rocks 1998 Video Himself
Queen: Rare Live - A Concert Through Time and Space 1989 Video Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Moulin 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)
1981 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Flash Gordon (1980) · Brian May
· Freddie Mercury
· Roger Taylor
· Howard Blake


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#Fact
1 Has 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]
2 Wrote the Queen Song "You're My Best Friend" in tribute to his wife Veronica.
3 Is the only Queen member not to sing lead vocals on any Queen track.
4 Queen was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, along with fellow Queen members Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor.
6 Was in charge of the bands finances.
7 His 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?".
8 Last 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.
9 Graduated with a First in Electronic Engineering from Chelsea College, University of London. Used knowledge to fix Queen's sound equipment in the early days.
10 He has performed with the SAS (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
11 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (as a member of Queen).
12 His parents are Arthur Henry and Lilian Deacon.
13 Deacon has an electronics degreee from Chelsea College - London University.
14 John and his wife Veronica have six children : Michael, Robert, Laura, Joshua, Luke and Cameron.
15 Wrote the Number One smash hit song, "Another One Bites the Dust."
16 Was 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.
17 Bass player in rock band Queen.

#Quote
1 We 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".

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


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