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Brian May

Brian May
Aliases
T. E. Conway
Real name
Brian Harold May
Born
July 19, 1947
Country
United Kingdom
IPI
00052957559
00087038166
Comments
Guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer. May also has obtained a doctorate degree in astrophysics in which field he has published scholarly papers.
Member of
Queen (1970-...)
Artists for Grenfell (2017)
Smile (1968-1970)
Family
Anita Dobson Wife
Related
Larry Lurex

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1987 Tangerine Dream

Covers by Brian May

Title Performer Release date Originally by
2002 The Beatles
August 1989 Queen
April 25, 2013 Queen
October 26, 2012 Queen
1985 The Animals
June 1993 Queen
September 28, 1992 Queen
July 15, 2002 Queen
June 17, 2013 Barbra Streisand
May 2, 2005 Buddy Holly and The Three Tunes
December 19, 2001 Billy "The Kid" Emerson
April 7, 2017 Benny Andersson Band
May 2, 2005 Faces
October 1983 Paul Bliss
June 17, 2013 The Beatles
March 30, 2009 Queen
February 1996 Buddy Holly
May 2, 2005 Buddy Holly
April 7, 2017 Gary Moore
1998 Conway Twitty
April 7, 2017 The Wailin' Jennys
May 2, 2005 Sonny West
June 17, 2013 Queen
2002 Cliff Richard and The Drifters
November 6, 2006 Cliff Richard and The Drifters
1998 The Crickets
May 2, 2005 The Crickets
1998 The Crickets
June 17, 2013 Queen
June 17, 2013 Queen
April 7, 2017 Joe Sentieri, Ben E. King
June 17, 2013 Joe Sentieri, Ben E. King
April 2004 Queen
June 17, 2013 (unknown), (unknown)
1993 Muddy Waters and His Guitar
June 17, 2013 Idina Menzel
June 17, 2013 Queen + Paul Rodgers
May 2, 2005 The Crickets
April 7, 2017 John Raitt & Jan Clayton
August 9, 2011 The "5" Royales with Charlie "Little Jazz" Ferguson and His Orch.
June 17, 2013 Kerry Ellis
1998 Paddy O'Hagan
October 7, 2014 The Beach Boys
1998 The Shadows
1996 The Shadows
June 17, 2013 Kansas
October 2, 2006 Queen
June 17, 2013 Queen
April 7, 2017 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
June 17, 2013 Matt Monro
April 7, 2017 (unknown), (unknown), The Original Sacred Harp Choir
May 2, 2005 Free
August 31, 1996 Mott the Hoople

Songs written by Brian May

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
You Don't Fool Me Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen November 6, 1995 Covered by (2 artists)
Who Wants to Live Forever Brian May Queen 1986 Covered by (52 artists)
White Man Brian May Queen December 10, 1976 Covered by Stormwind
We Will Rock You Brian May Queen October 28, 1977 Covered by (90 artists)
We Believe Brian May Queen + Paul Rodgers September 12, 2008 Covered by Andrei Lugovski
Warboys Paul Rodgers, Brian May, Roger Taylor [GB1] Paul Rodgers 2007 Covered by Queen + Paul Rodgers
Under Pressure David Bowie, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen & David Bowie October 26, 1981 Covered by (69 artists)
Too Much Love Will Kill You Brian May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers Queen November 6, 1995 Covered by (12 artists)
Tie Your Mother Down Brian May Queen December 10, 1976 Covered by (21 artists)
The Show Must Go On Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen 1991 Covered by (45 artists)
These Are the Days of Our Lives Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen 1991 Covered by (14 artists)
The Prophet's Song Brian May Queen December 2, 1975 Covered by (3 artists)
The Miracle Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen May 22, 1989 Covered by Babies & Kids
The Invisible Man Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen May 22, 1989 Covered by Scatman John
Thank God It's Christmas Brian May, Roger Taylor [GB1] Queen November 26, 1984 Covered by (2 artists)
Teo Torriatte Brian May Queen December 10, 1976 Covered by (2 artists)
Sweet Lady Brian May Queen December 2, 1975 Covered by Rock4
Stone Cold Crazy Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen November 8, 1974 Covered by (8 artists)
Some Things That Glitter Paul Rodgers, Brian May, Roger Taylor [GB1] Queen + Paul Rodgers September 12, 2008 Covered by (2 artists)
Some Day One Day Brian May Queen March 1974 Covered by Soda Stereo
Sleeping on the Sidewalk Brian May Queen October 28, 1977 Covered by (2 artists)
She Makes Me Brian May Queen November 8, 1974 Covered by Rick Tedesco
Scandal Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen May 22, 1989 Covered by (2 artists)
Save Me Brian May Queen 1980 Covered by (16 artists)
Sail Away Sweet Sister Brian May Queen 1980 Covered by (2 artists)
Ride the Wild Wind Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen 1991 Covered by Roger Taylor
Procession Brian May Queen March 1974 Covered by (2 artists)
Polar Bear Brian May Smile 1982 Covered by Valensia
One Vision Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen 1986 Covered by (16 artists)
Now I'm Here Brian May Queen November 8, 1974 Covered by (5 artists)
No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young) Brian May Queen 1997 Covered by (5 artists)
Las palabras de amor Brian May Queen May 21, 1982 Covered by (3 artists)
Keep Yourself Alive Brian May Queen July 13, 1973 Covered by (3 artists)
I Want It All Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen May 22, 1989 Covered by (21 artists)
It's Late Brian May Queen October 28, 1977 Covered by (2 artists)
It's a Beautiful Day Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen November 6, 1995 Covered by Rock4
Is This the World We Created Brian May, Freddie Mercury Queen February 27, 1984 Covered by (7 artists)
Innuendo Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen 1991 Covered by (10 artists)
I'm Going Slightly Mad Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen 1991 Covered by (2 artists)
I Can't Be Your Friend (This Can't Be Over) Don Black, Brian May Kerry Ellis September 13, 2010 Covered by Kerry Ellis & Brian May
Headlong Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen 1991 Covered by Nigel Clauzel, Kerry Ellis, Tony Vincent, Hannah Jane Fox and Ensemble
Hammer to Fall Brian May Queen February 27, 1984 Covered by (12 artists)
Good Company Brian May Queen December 2, 1975 Covered by Rock4
Flash's Theme Brian May Queen November 1980 Covered by (15 artists)
Fat Bottomed Girls Brian May Queen November 10, 1978 Covered by (34 artists)
Dragon Attack Brian May Queen 1980 Covered by (3 artists)
Don't Try So Hard Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen 1991 Covered by Lana Lane
Doing All Right Brian May, Tim Staffell Queen July 13, 1973 Covered by Smile
Dear Friends Brian May Queen November 8, 1974 Covered by (6 artists)
Breakthru Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen May 22, 1989 Covered by (2 artists)
A Winter's Tale Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon Queen November 6, 1995 Covered by All About Eve
All Dead, All Dead Brian May Queen October 28, 1977 Covered by (5 artists)
'39 Brian May Queen December 2, 1975 Covered by (13 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
3. Oktober Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor [GB1], John Deacon One Vision, Geburt einer Nation Laibach

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
Starmus - Sonic Universe Tangerine Dream and Brian May April 25, 2013 Eastgate
Star Fleet Project Brian May + Friends October 1983 EMI
Radio Voices Chris Thompson featuring Brian May 1985 Ultraphone
Golden Days Brian May - Kerry Ellis April 7, 2017 Sony Music
Back to the Light Brian May September 28, 1992 Parlophone
Acoustic by Candlelight Kerry Ellis & Brian May June 17, 2013 (self-released)

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
"The Business" (Rock on Cozy Mix) - A Tribute to Cozy Powell (1947 - 1998) Brian May 1998 Parlophone
Retro Rock Special T. E. Conway 1998 Hollywood Records [US1]
Resurrection Brian May with Cozy Powell June 1993 Parlophone
God Only Knows Brian Wilson & Various Artists October 7, 2014 Warner Music UK
A Time for Heroes Meat Loaf with Brian May 1987 Orpheum Records

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Who Wants to Live Forever Ian & Belinda August 1989 Odeon
Two's Company - The Duets Cliff Richard November 6, 2006 EMI
Twang! A Tribute to Hank Marvin & The Shadows various artists 1996 Pang
The Strat Pack - Live in Concert - Celebrating 50 Years of the Fender Stratocaster various artists May 2, 2005 Eagle Vision
Party at the Palace - The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace various artists 2002 Opus Arte
Muddy Water Blues - A Tribute to Muddy Waters Paul Rodgers 1993 Victory Music
Moth Poet Hotel various artists August 31, 1996 Triad [JP]
I Love You [EU] Diana Ross October 2, 2006 Angel
Good Rockin' Tonight - The Legacy of Sun Records [Japan] various artists December 19, 2001 Warner Music Japan
Gems for Ruby Catherine Porter March 30, 2009 Swing CafĂ© Music
Don't Stop Status Quo February 1996 PolyGram TV
Dedicated - A Salute to The 5 Royales Steve Cropper August 9, 2011 429 Records
Claire Claire Sweeney July 15, 2002 Telstar Records [GB]
BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2012 various artists October 26, 2012 Sony Music
46664, Part 2 - Long Walk to Freedom various artists April 2004 46664 Records

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