John Deacon in NME Readers 40 Greatest Bassists of All Time

John Deacon
John Deacon

23 July 2014
40 Of The Greatest Bassists Of All Time – Picked By NME Readers

No 6 – John Deacon

You said: “Even for a bass player he’s cruelly underrated. He truly was Queen’s secret weapon.” – David Grant

We say: The solid foundation to Brian May’s more attention-grabbing guitar histrionics, Deacon’s reputation as one of rock’s good guys has only been enhanced by his refusal to take part in any Queen reformation without Freddie Mercury.)