Brian May Größe, Gewicht, Alter, Ehepartner, Familie, Fakten, Biografie

Brian May Kurzinfo
Höhe 6 Fuß 1½ Zoll
Gewicht 78 kg
Geburtsdatum 19. Juli 1947
Sternzeichen Krebs
Ehepartner Anita Dobson

Brian May ist ein legendärer englischer Gitarrist und Songwriter, der weithin als Mitglied der Rockband Queen anerkannt ist . Als virtuoses Talent sind seine Markengitarre, das 'Red Special' und die Sixpence-Münze (als Auswahl verwendet), ebenso symbolisch für May wie seine vielschichtigen Gitarrenwerke in vielen der Top-Musiknummern der Band. Neben seiner künstlerischen Neigung ist May auch ein begeisterter Astrophysiker und promovierte 2007. Im Laufe der Jahre hat er seinen Ruhm genutzt, um mit seinen 2 Millionen Anhängern auf Instagram für die Sache der Tierrechte zu werben, die ihm sehr am Herzen liegt und 1 Million Follower auf Twitter. Seit 2000 ist er mit der Schauspielerin Anita Dobson verheiratet.

Geborener Name

Brian Harold May

Spitzname

Bri

Brian May aus dem Jahr 2010

Sonnenzeichen

Krebs

Geburtsort

Hampton, London, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Residenz

Windlesham, Surrey, Südostengland, Vereinigtes Königreich

Staatsangehörigkeit

Englisch

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Brian studierte an der Hampton Grammar School in London. Während seiner Schulzeit erhielt er 10 GCE Ordinary Levels und 3 GCE Advanced Levels in Fächern wie Mathematik, Angewandte Mathematik und Physik.

Darüber hinaus schrieb er sich am Imperial College London ein , um Physik und Mathematik zu studieren, und schloss 1968 mit einem Bachelor-Abschluss (Hons) in Physik ab. 1970 begann er mit der Promotion, brach jedoch ab, um sich auf seine musikalische Karriere zu konzentrieren. 2007 schloss er seine unvollendete Arbeit mit dem Titel „Ein Überblick über Radialgeschwindigkeiten in der Tierkreisstaubwolke“ ab. May promovierte 2007 am Imperial College in Astrophysik .

Besetzung

Musiker, Plattenproduzent, Sänger, Songwriter, Autor, Astrophysiker

Familie

  • Vater - Harold R. May (Zeichner im Luftfahrtministerium ) (gestorben 1991)
  • Mutter - Ruth Irving (Fletcher)
  • Geschwister - Keine
  • Andere - Harold May (Großvater väterlicherseits), Louisa Emma Barrett (Großmutter väterlicherseits)

Manager

Brian wird von der britischen Duck Productions Ltd. vertreten.

Genre

Felsen

Instrumente

Gitarre, Gesang

Etiketten

  • Hollywood Records Inc.
  • Parlophone Records Limited

Bauen

Schlank

Höhe

186,5 cm

Gewicht

78 kg oder 172 lbs

Brian May tritt im November 2008 im Stadion San Carlos de Apoquindo in Chile auf

Freundin / Ehepartner

Brian May hat datiert -

  1. Christine Mullen (1969-1988) - Brian und Christine Mullen kreuzten 1969 zum ersten Mal die Wege und datierten 7 Jahre, bevor sie 1976 heirateten. Sie waren über ein Jahrzehnt verheiratet und wurden Eltern von drei Kindern - einem Sohn namens James May (* 15. Juni 1978) und die Töchter Louisa May (* 22. Mai 1981) und Emily Ruth May (* 18. Februar 1987). Ihre Ehe litt Ende der 80er Jahre und sie wurden 1988 offiziell geschieden.
  2. Deborah Vidacovich (1974-1978) - Während seiner amerikanischen Tour mit Queen begegnete Brian Deborah Vidacovich in einer Rock'n'Roll-Bar in New Orleans. Er war sofort von Deborah begeistert, konnte sie aber nicht verfolgen, als er bald darauf mit Hepatitis ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert wurde. Die Single Now I'm Here wurde von seinem Schwarm inspiriert, den er in dem Song Peaches nannte. Ihre Allianz dauerte von April 1974 bis Oktober 1978.
  3. Anita Dobson (1988-heute) - Die Queen- Gitarristin sah die EastEnders- Schauspielerin Anita Dobson 1986 bei einer Vorschau des Films Down and Out in Beverly Hills zum ersten Mal. Die beiden arbeiteten zusammen an Anitas erstem Album, insbesondere dem Song Anyone Kann sich verliebenIhre intensive Anziehungskraft war der Grund für seine Scheidung von der damaligen Frau Christine, und die beiden begannen 1988 offiziell miteinander auszugehen. Sie umwarben sich 12 Jahre lang, wobei ihre Beziehung einen eigenen Teil des Dramas durchlief. 1999 wurde bekannt, dass Brian Anita mit seiner Sekretärin Julie Glover betrogen hatte, was zu einer unbestimmten Trennung führte. Das Ehepaar überwand diese schwierige Zeit jedoch und knüpfte am 18. November 2000 in einer standesamtlichen Zeremonie mit den Bandkollegen Roger Taylor, John Deacon und seinen drei anwesenden Kindern den Bund fürs Leben.
  4. Julie Glover (1999) - Brian hatte 1999 eine kurze Affäre mit seiner Sekretärin Julie Glover, während er in einer Beziehung mit Anita Dobson war.

Rasse / ethnische Zugehörigkeit

Weiß

Er hat väterliche englische Abstammung und ist mütterlicherseits schottischer Abstammung.

Haarfarbe

Schwarz (natürlich)

Sein Haar ist jedoch aufgrund seines fortgeschrittenen Alters grau geworden.

Augenfarbe

Hasel

Sexuelle Orientierung

Gerade

Unterscheidungsmerkmale

  • Extravagantes, lockiges Haar
  • Seine Gitarre heißt "Red Special"

Marken-Vermerke

Musik von seiner Band Queen wurde in Werbespots für die folgenden Marken gezeigt -

  • Ford (mit Driven By You )
  • Pepsi (2004) (Mit We Will Rock You )
  • Gebirgstau (2000) (Mit böhmischer Rhapsodie )
  • Dr. Pepper (2007) (Mit I Want It All )
  • Coca-Cola (mit Ich möchte mich befreien )
  • Carlsberg (Mit Liebe meines Lebens )
  • Viagra (2004) (Mit We Are the Champions )

Religion

Agnostizismus

Brian May posiert im Juni 2014 mit dem 51 Degrees-Produktionsteam vor den Sarm Studios

Best Known For

  • His musical work as a guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Queen from 1970 to 1991 until Freddie Mercury‘s untimely death
  • Being an accomplished scientist and making valuable contributions in the field of astrophysics and spectroscopy
  • Raising awareness for animal rights and consistently campaigning against the culling of badgers and hunting of foxes in the UK

First Album

  • As a member of Queen – The band released their eponymous debut album Queen in July 1973.
  • As a solo artist – His debut album Back to the Light was released in September 1992 in the UK and reached the US audience in February 1993.
  • As Queen + Paul Rodgers – Their debut album The Cosmos Rocks was released on September 15, 2008, and was met with mixed reviews.

First TV Show

In 1974, Brian made his first TV show appearance on BBC’s Top of the Pops as a member of Queen alongside his bandmates.

Personal Trainer

In his own words, Brian has admitted that he was pathetic at doing exercises most of his life. But, decades of living a rockstar life did catch up with him and he started experiencing persistent body pain in his later years. It is then that he became motivated to focus on his fitness. He now starts his day with a 40-minute workout regime followed by 10 minutes of meditation. May has credited the mindfulness app Headspace and the 7-minute workout app in helping him maintain his fitness goals. After struggling with knee problems for many years, he underwent knee replacement surgery. He then decided to replace steps like jumping jacks, chair step-ups, lunges, and high knees running in the workout plan with exercise biking as it put less pressure on his knees.

In 2017, Brian had mentioned being a vegetarian and had further added that he consumed meat only sporadically. As a staunch animal rights activist, he supports veganism and consumes mostly vegan food, but has admittedly found it difficult to overcome his penchant for dairy products like cheese. He has expressed his wish to eventually transition completely to a vegan lifestyle.

Brian May Favorite Things

  • Guitar Riff To Play Tie Your Mother Down
  • Song From 1995 Album Made In HeavenMother Love
  • Scene From The 2018 Film Bohemian Rhapsody – When Freddie informs his bandmates that he is going off to do his solo album
  • Queen Song To Play Live We Are the Champions, We Will Rock You
  • Animal – Fox
  • Singer – Doris Day
  • SongSecret Love by Doris Day

Source – Guitar World, Louder, M Magazine, YouTube, Instagram

Die Queen-Band-Mitglieder Brian May, Freddie Mercury und John Deacon treten 1977 in Connecticut auf

Brian May Facts

  1. Brian built his world-famous guitar the ‘Red Special’ at the age of 16 with help from his father who was an electronics engineer. The components used to construct the guitar were homemade materials like the 18th-century fireplace mantle, motorbike valve springs, mother-of-pearl buttons, a knitting needle, shelf edging, etc.
  2. On June 3, 2002, Brian performed the guitar rendition of God Save the Queen atop the roof of Buckingham Palace to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
  3. He was appointed as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services towards the music industry and charitable contributions on the Queen’s birthday honors list in 2005.
  4. May, considered a virtuoso guitarist by many, was listed by Rolling Stone magazine on the 26th spot in the list of “100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time” in 2011.
  5. Instead of using a traditional pick for his home-made guitar, May uses a sixpence coin as, according to him, it offers him more control while playing and produces the best guitar sounds. However, since the early 70s, these coins were pulled out of circulation so Brian had them custom-made by the Royal Mint in 1992 featuring his likeness on these coins.
  6. In June 2004, Total Guitar Magazine enlisted 2 of Brian’s guitar riffs in the list of “100 Greatest Riffs.” The songs that made the cut were Tie Your Mother Down on the 84th spot and One Vision at the 60th position.
  7. During his tour of 1998, he introduced a new support act, T. E. Conway. His alter-ego persona would have him appear onstage dressed in a colorful suit and wig, reminiscent of a Teddy Boy crooner. Conway would play rock and roll music from the 1950s before making way for the ‘real’ Brian May. However, the new act was not well-received and was retired by the tour’s end.
  8. He has listed Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Who as his greatest musical influences. Among his guitar heroes are icons like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Rory Gallagher, Steve Hackett, and Jimi Hendrix.
  9. In 2001, his band Queen was inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’.
  10. Brian along with his Queen band members became recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
  11. In 2002, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording was awarded to his band at 6358 Hollywood Boulevard in California.
  12. The late 80s and early 90s was an especially difficult time in May’s life as he had to deal with his father’s passing, the end of his troubled first marriage, and the illness and subsequent death of Freddie Mercury in a short amount of time. He had later confessed that he suffered from severe depression as a result of it and had even contemplated suicide. He overcame this critical period by focusing all his attention on his music.
  13. One of his most successful collaborations in recent times has been with American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert. Queen + Adam Lambert saw Brian May reuniting with former bandmate/drummer Roger Taylor, with Lambert stepping in as the lead vocalist. The trio has performed worldwide on tours since 2011.
  14. May is also well-known for his role as an animal rights activist. In September 2012, he was appointed as vice-president of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
  15. He was appointed as the Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University in November 2007. He held the position from 2008 to 2013.
  16. In September 2015, a newly discovered damselfly species from Brazil was given the name Heteragrion brianmayi (of the genus Heteragrion, Odonata: Zygoptera).
  17. Brian had purchased a 157-acre plot of land in Bere Regis, Dorset in 2012 which has come to be known as “May’s Wood.” His team has planted around 100,000 trees and, with time, the place has been converted into a lush woodland.
  18. Brian’s lifelong fascination with stereoscopic photographs began in his early childhood. His book A Village Lost and Found, released in 2009, features an annotated collection of stereoscopic images from Victorian photographer T. R. Williams’ 1856 publication Scenes in Our Village. Co-authored by Elena Vidal, May’s book is accompanied by his personal invention, the ‘OWL focusing stereoscope’.
  19. May published Queen in3-D in 2017 documenting his band’s 50-year long history through stereoscopic photographs. It contains more than 300 images and is also the only book about the award-winning band released by one of its members.
  20. May arbeitete mit NASA- Wissenschaftlern an der Mission New Horizons zusammen , um an der ersten Stereoanaglyphe zu arbeiten, die auf Bildern von Ultima Thule (im Kuipergürtel) basiert, die vom Raumschiff aufgenommen wurden.
  21. Am 18. Juni 2008 erhielt er einen nach ihm benannten Asteroiden namens 52665 Brianmay.
  22. Besuchen Sie seine offizielle Website @ brianmay.com.
  23. Folgen Sie Brian May auf Twitter, Instagram, Facebook und YouTube.

Ausgewähltes Bild von David J. Cable / Arcadia Photographic UK / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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