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Queen : Biography

on November 14, 2010 - 12:00am

In 1972, Jac Holzman wrote an internal memo to his staff: “I have seen the future of pop music, and it is a band called Queen.”

Holzman fought hard to sign Queen against stiff competition from Columbia Records. He acquired them for Elektra in all major territories outside of Europe, where they were signed to EMI.  Holzman never doubted that Queen would make a worldwide impression, seeing them as dramatic and self-assured with a strong group dynamic not dissimilar to The Doors.