Magazine unknown, '70s
* Freddie calls him the anchor of the group, and is in many ways the leader.
* born 8/19/51; a family man with a child, he obtained a degree in electronics at Chelsea College, London
* tends to stay in the background, but should not be underestimated as a songwriter or bass player (don't all bassists stay in the background?)
* raised in Leicester, England, where he began playing guitar at age 12
* on News Of The World, picked up his writing pace with two winners -- "Spread Your Wings" and "Who Needs You".
* John's strong personality helped bring Queen through the difficult early years
* Along with Brian, he enjoys photography and is an electronics whiz to boot-assists on the more technical and financial aspects of the recording business.
* John's first song, "Misfire", was a highlight of the Sheer Heart Attack LP, and his next, "Best Friend" was a smashing worldwide hit.