Brian May (born July 19, 1947) is a co-founder and the lead guitarist of the legendary rock band, Queen. Brian is a renowned singer, songwriter, producer, and astrophysicist. Besides his musical career, he has also been successful in his scientific career.
Biography: Age and more
Regarding age, Brian May is 72 years old as of 2020. Each year, he celebrates his birthday on the 19th of July. His birth sign is Cancer. Cancers are likely to be intuitive, sensitive, and alluring. His birthplace is Hampton, London, England. He holds the British nationality and his ethnicity is white. As for his religious views, Brian likes to call himself an agnostic.
Parents, Siblings & Early Life
Brian May was the only child of Harold May and Ruth Irving (Fletcher). His full name is Brian Harold May. His father worked as a draughtsman in the Ministry of Aviation. He was born to a Scottish mother and an English father. He was born in London and now he lives in South East England.
Brian calls his guitar by the name ‘Red Special’. He built this guitar at the age of 16 under the guidance of his father who happened to be an electronics engineer. They utilized the available resources at home like motorbike valve springs, knitting needles, etc. to make the guitar.
Regarding his academics, Brian attended Imperial college to study physics and mathematics. He did his graduation in BSc. (Hons). He finished his Ph.D. from Imperial College in astrophysics. Brian published his thesis on ‘a survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud’ in 2008.
Brian started his musical career by forming a band named Smile in 1968. Later, the drummer Roger Taylor and Brian went ahead to join Queen. Brian backed up Queen with low-range vocals mostly. However, he has also sung lead vocals in some of the songs by the band. Brian has written phenomenal songs like ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Tie Your Mother Down’, ‘The Show Must Go On’, etc. which has turned out to be a global hit. Brian started his solo projects in early 2000. ‘Back to the light’ was his first solo album.
May made it to the 26th rank in the list of ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time’ in the Rolling Stone Magazine in 2011. He performed as a solo artist until then. After 2011, Brian started appearing on stage with other popular artists like Lady Gaga. On 26th of August 2011, May performed a song titled ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’ with another rock band- My Chemical Romance. His special appearances on stage with other artists and his collaborated works continue on.
Brian May Net Worth
The net worth of Brian May is $250 million as of 2020. Brian earns mostly through his solo tours and guest appearances on events as well as festivals.
Height and more
Brian May is 6 feet and 2 inches tall for the height. He has amazing black curls. However, he has aged now and the once black curls are now in the shades of gray. He weighs 78 kg. His US shoe size is 12. He is not reported to have any tattoos on his body yet. His eye color is hazel brown.
Girlfriend and Dating
Brian May has had many girlfriends. Brian dated Christine Mullen for seven years before they got married in 1976. They have three beautiful children together. Sadly, they got divorced in 1976. Brian met Deborah Vidacowich at a rock and roll bar in New Orleans during one of his tours. Although it was a casual relationship, they lasted from 1974 to 1978. Brian has been in a relationship with Anita Dobson since 1988.
It is heard that the intense attraction between these two is the reason behind Brian’s divorce with Christine. Brian and Anita tied marital knots in 2000 and have been married ever since. Lastly, according to some sources, Brian had cheated on Anita with Julie Glover who was his secretary in 1999. But Anita and Brian moved on from this.
Wife and Children
Brian is married to Anita Dobson since 2000. He has had 3 children, a son, and two daughters, with Christine Mullen. His son is named James May and his daughters are Emily Ruth May and Louisa May.
Quick Wiki and Bio
|Full Real Name||Brian Harold May|
|Date Of Birth||July 19, 1947|
|Age||72 years old|
|Birth Place||Hampton, London, England|
|Current Residence||Windlesham, Surrey, South East England, United Kingdom|
|Profession||Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Author, Astrophysicist|
|Famous As||Queen’s lead guitarist|
|Awards||Inductee, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2011)|
Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Open/Tease (2014)
Laurence Olivier Magic Radio Audience Award (2011)
|Height in Feet||6′ 2″|
|Height in Meter||1.88 m|
|Weight in Kg||78 kg|
|Weight in Lbs||172 lbs|
|Hair Color||Black, now gray|
|Eye Color||Hazel brown|
|US Shoe Size||12|
|Daughter||Emily Ruth May and Louisa May|
|Net Worth||$250 million|
|Annual Income||$20 million|
|High School||Under Research|
|Profiles||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
Did You Know?
- Brian May Wikipedia: Instead of a typical pick, Brian uses a sixpence coin for his ‘Red Special’. He says that it helps him produce better sound. After these coins ran out of distribution in the 70s, he had them custom-made by the Royal Mint.