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John Deacon’s Queen hits: From Another One Bites The Dust to I Want To Break Free – WATCH

John Deacon has been retired from the music industry for almost 25 years. Queen’s bassist may have written fewer songs than Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor, but he leaves behind an incredible legacy of some of the band’s best-loved hits. This week’s episode of Queen the Greatest explores and celebrates his crowning songwriting achievements.

John Deacon’s first Queen song didn’t come until the band’s third album Sheer Heart Attack, when he penned Misfire.

The bassist then followed up with a huge hit single from the 1975 album A Night At The Opera.

His track You’re My Best Friend would go on to sell over a million copies in the US alone.

John also wrote 1977 fan favourite Spread Your Wings, before what would be Queen’s biggest hit single in 1980’s Another One Bites The Dust.

The Game album track sold over 7 million copies and has been streamed over a billion times on Spotify.

John saw further chart-topping success with 1984’s I Want To Break Free, while for 1986’s A Kind of Magic album, he teamed up with Freddie to write Friends Will Be Friends.

That track was released as Queen’s 30th single in the UK in June 1986 and was performed live throughout the band’s final tour that year.

Speaking with Express.co.uk last year, Roger Taylor shared how John has “consciously excluded himself” from the music industry since retiring in the mid-1990s.

Roger added: “He doesn’t like engaging in contact with anybody I think. I think he’s very fragile and we respect that.”

Asked when he last saw John, the 71-year-old revealed: “I last saw John, I think… We Will Rock You had opened six months before.

“I saw him there one night, in the bar, he strolled in. And that’s the last time I saw him. Probably 2004.”

And as for whether the Queen bassist has seen the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, the drummer replied: “I wonder, I mean I wouldn’t put it past him not to have seen it. I just don’t know. We’re all different aren’t we?”

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Noel Clarke accused of ruining Kidulthood co-star Adam career

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NOEL Clarke was previously accused of ruining the career of his Kidulthood co-star Adam Deacon.

The former friends fell out over Clarke’s claims Deacon had “infringed on the copyright of his movies” by calling his new film Anuvahood.

Noel Clarke was accused of sabotaging Adam Deacon's career


Noel Clarke was accused of sabotaging Adam Deacon’s career

He later accused Deacon of sending him abusive messages online and took him to court in 2015, reports the Mirror.

Deacon was found guilty of harassment after he was accused of inciting people to hurt him.

The 38-year-old was also handed a restraining order and ordered to pay £500.

Last night Deacon posted a message on Instagram, which read: “Karma. No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you eventually screw up themselves and if you are lucky, god will let you watch.”

Deacon shared this message in the aftermath of the allegations against Clarke


Deacon shared this message in the aftermath of the allegations against Clarke

They had worked together on Kidulthood and Adulthood before Deacon started work on a new film.

Clarke said he supported the film – but warned he couldn’t use the title Anuvahood.

The pair ended up in court after Deacon’s fans began sending Clarke abuse – with a gun emoji on a picture of his children.

Deacon denied harassing Clarke and instead claimed he was sabotaging his career.

Clarke has been accused of sexual misconduct by 20 women


Clarke has been accused of sexual misconduct by 20 womenCredit: Getty

He insisted Clarke didn’t want him to “step out of his shadow” and claimed the 45-year-old “would bully and belittle me on set in front of people — it would be a constant thing”.

Speaking in court in 2015, Clarke said: “I supported him with that [contract] as long as he didn’t call that film Anuvahood which is what he did.

“Since that point we haven’t spoken every now and again I would receive a barrage of abuse but essentially nothing massive happened until 2014 when I started getting massive abuse every time I opened my [Twitter] account to see people calling me a bully.

“He released a barrage of abuse in a blog for on Instagram claiming I’d been bullying him for as long as he could remember and claiming I had stopped him getting an agent in the business.

“None of these things were true in any way, shape or form, but things just continued from there.

Deacon was found guilty of harassment against Clarke in 2015


Deacon was found guilty of harassment against Clarke in 2015Credit: PA:Press Association

“Many of his fans believed the lies and were abusing me via Twitter.”

On Thursday night it was revealed Clarke has been accused of a range of acts following a Guardian investigation – including sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos without consent.

A total of 20 women have made allegations of this nature against the actor, who is married to Portuguese wife Iris Da Silva .

Mr Clarke says he is “deeply sorry” and is “seeking professional help” – but “vehemently denies any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing”.

He said: “In a 20-year career, I have put inclusivity and diversity at the forefront of my work and never had a complaint made against me.

“If anyone who has worked with me has ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologise.

“I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against these false allegations.”

Noel Clarke says he is ‘deeply’ sorry but denies sexual misconduct