John Deacon (born August 19, 1951) is a renowned English musician who is known all over the world for playing bass in the famous rock band, Queen. The legendary musician and songwriter retired after his band’s lead singer died in 1991.
Although John Deacon no more plays and has not made any appearances on the media after his retirement, his and his band’s songs are still played by people all over the world. He was a member of one of the biggest names in the music industry and was a figure of motivation for several other upcoming musicians from all parts of the globe.
Biography: Age and more
Regarding age, John Deacon is 68 years old as of 2020. John Deacon’s zodiac sign is Leo as he celebrates his birthday on August 19. He was born in Leicestershire to an insurance agent and a housewife. He is of English nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Various sources have assumed John Deacon’s religion to be Christian.
Parents, Siblings & Early Life
John Deacon was born to father, Arthur Henry Deacon, and mother, Lilian Molly Deacon. He was raised as an only child in Oadby.
After studying at Linden Junior School and Gartree High School, he enrolled at Beauchamp Grammar School in his hometown. John Deacon then studies electronics at Chelsea College, London.
John Deacon was drawn towards music since an early age and played bass in the local band, The Opposition since the young age of 14. He later left the band in 1969 to pursue studying electronics at Chelsea College in London. He was a talented electrician and even built amps. While he was studying in London, he got to know Brian May and Roger Taylor through a mutual friend who had already formed Queen with singer, Freddie Mercury. He was offered to audition to play bass in the band as their bassist had left the band and in 1971, John Deacon became the official bassist for Queen.
He and his bandmates went on to become one of the most successful bands in the world and toured all over. Some of the hits songs composed by him while he was on the band are Another One Bites the Dust, Friends Will Be Friends, and I Want To Break Free. Besides playing bass in the band, he also played guitars, piano, and keyboards on some of the songs and was directly involved in the band’s financial management.
After the sad death of Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury in 1991, John Deacon lost all interest in performing and making music. He started to make a very few concert appearances and finally announced his retirement from the industry altogether in 1997, with a final song No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young) with the remaining members of Queen. Since then he has only had financial roles in the band and has not made any big appearances. He seems to be enjoying a quiet retired life with his family.
John Deacon Net Worth
The net worth of John Deacon is £130 million as of 2020. His successful career in the music industry helped him amass a huge net worth. Being a member of one of the biggest bands in the world surely earned him a huge salary through royalties, merchandise sales, and global tours.
Height and more
John Deacon is 5 feet and 9 inches tall for the height. His weight is measured to be around 61 kg. He has dark brown colored hair and his eyes are grey colored. John Deacon doesn’t seem to have any tattoos and his shoe size is assumed to be around 8 US.
Girlfriend and Dating
John Deacon and wife, Veronica Tetzlaff has been married for more than 45 years. The couple has enjoyed a very long marriage after dating for a few years before tying the knot.
Wife and Children
John Deacon has been married to Veronica Tetzlaff since January 18, 1975. The couple has given birth to six children whose names are Cameroon, June, Luke, Joshua, Michael, and Robert.
Quick Wiki and Bio
|Full Real Name||John Richard Deacon|
|Date Of Birth||August 19, 1951|
|Age||68 years old|
|Nick Name||Deaks, Deaky|
|Birth Place||Oadby, Leicestershire, England|
|Current Residence||Putney, Southwest London|
|Famous As||John Deacon|
|Height in Feet||5′ 9″|
|Height in Meter||1.8 m|
|Weight in Kg||61 kg|
|Weight in Lbs||135 lbs|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|US Shoe Size||8|
|Father||Arthur Henry Deacon|
|Mother||Lilian Molly Deacon|
|Son||Robert, Michael, Joshua, Luke|
|Net Worth||£130 million|
|Annual Income||£10 million|
|Highest Qualification||First Class Honors degree in Electronics|
|High School||Gartree High School|
|College||Beauchamp Grammar School|
|University||Chelsea College, London|
Did You Know?
- John Deacon Wikipedia page has a detailed list of his discography include all the singles he wrote for his band, Queen.
- He seems to be a private person who does not speak much which led to him being named as the quietest member of Queen.
- He is not active on any social media and has not surfaced on the media since his retirement in 1997.