Fun Fact #15: Brian the Brain

Posted: February 8, 2013 by b0ynamedsue in Fun Facts
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Brian May has become one of the most notable and distinguished individuals to come out of the UK. His excellence echoes throughout his career with Queen, but he’s more than just a musician. If being the guitarist of Queen and being named Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire aren’t enough, then I guess earning a PhD in Astrophysics might do it. Yep, that’s Doctor Brian May to you. He worked on most of his degree in the early 70’s while touring and recording with Queen, but he finally finished it in 2008. You can definitely hear his genius through his guitar playing, but this is just ridiculous. It seems that the terms “Space Rock” and “Star Struck” suddenly take on a whole new meaning. Oh and let’s not forget that he also built his own guitar (see below). Well done Dr. May, ROCK ON!


  1. mikeladano says:

    Wow, you must have been reading my mind, since a mere 15 minutes ago, I finished listening to A Night At The Opera, the 5.1 surround sound mix. I marveled at Brian’s song “’39” both musically and lyrically. How many other songs can you think of written about relativity? Not too many I’ll wager!

    Brilliant musician, smart man, great music.

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