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John Deacon Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

John Deacon Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 71 kg
Date of Birth August 19, 1951
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Veronica Tetzlaff

John Deacon is a retired English musician, who is best remembered as the bass guitarist of the hugely successful rock band Queen from 1971 to 1997. After Freddie Mercury‘s death in 1991, he stopped performing with the band and only continued collaborating with members Roger Taylor and Brian May on financial matters.

Born Name

John Richard Deacon

Nick Name

Deaks, Deaky

Queen bass guitarist John Deacon
Queen bass guitarist John Deacon (Kentarotakizawa / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Leicester, England, United Kingdom


Putney, Southwest London, England, United Kingdom





John studied at the Linden Junior School in Leicester. He also attended Gartree High School and Beauchamp College in Oadby.

He graduated from Chelsea College in 1971 with a First Class Honours degree in Electronics.


Musician, Songwriter


  • Father – Arthur Henry Deacon (Worked at the Norwich Union Insurance Company)
  • Mother – Lilian Molly Deacon (née Perkins)
  • Siblings – Julie Deacon (Younger Sister)
  • Others – John Henry Deacon (Paternal Grandfather), Marion Gray Spence (Paternal Grandmother), William Perkins (Maternal Grandfather), Lilian Porter (Maternal Grandmother)


During his time with Queen, John was managed by Jim Beach.




Bass Guitar


  • Hollywood Records Inc.
  • EMI Records
  • Parlophone Records Limited
  • Capitol Records




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


71 kg or 156.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

John has dated –

  1. Veronica Tetzlaff (1975-Present) – John got married to Veronica Tetzlaff on January 18, 1975. The couple are parents to 6 children – Robert John Deacon (b. July 18, 1975), Michael William Deacon (b. February 3, 1978), Laura Christina Deacon (b. June 25, 1979), Joshua Luke Deacon (b. December 13, 1983), Luke James Deacon (b. December 5, 1992), and Cameron Matthew Deacon (b. November 7, 1993).
John performing at a Queen concert in 1979
John performing at a Queen concert in 1979 (Eddie / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity


He has English ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair has turned gray due to his advanced age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Reclusive nature
  • Gap between his front teeth
John Deacon (far right) with his first band The Opposition around 1965
John Deacon (far right) with his first band The Opposition around 1965 (Comunità Queeniana / Flickr / Public Domain)

Brand Endorsements

His band Queen‘s music has been featured in the following brands –

  • Google+ (2011) (Featuring Under Pressure)
  • Mountain Dew (2000) (Featuring Bohemian Rhapsody)
  • Lays (2012) (Featuring Crazy Little Thing Called Love)
  • Cadbury (2008) (Featuring Don’t Stop Me Now)
  • Walmart (Featuring We Will Rock You)
  • AT&T (2007) (Featuring You’re My Best Friend)
  • Carlsberg (Featuring Love of My Life)

John Deacon Favorite Things

  • Bass Players – Chris Squire (From Yes), John Entwistle (From The Who)


John performing on tour at the New Haven Coliseum in 1977
John performing on tour at the New Haven Coliseum in 1977 (Carl Lender / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

John Deacon Facts

  1. He is credited with writing many hit singles for the band like You’re My Best Friend (1975), I Want to Break Free (1984), Another One Bites the Dust (1980), Spread Your Wings (1977), etc.
  2. In 2013, a newly discovered species of damselfly (of the genus Heteragrion, Odonata: Zygoptera) was named Heteragrion johndeaconi after him.
  3. John is the only member of the group who has not sung in any of the band’s records.
  4. He used his electrical engineer background to build an electric guitar amplifier, famously known as the ‘Deacy Amp’. The instrument, formed with discarded parts, was used throughout Queen‘s recording career.
  5. He was very close to Freddie Mercury. After Mercury’s death in November 1991, John fell into a depression and retired from the band in 1997.
  6. John was conspicuously absent when Queen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
  7. He was played by actor Joseph Mazzello in the band’s biographical drama, Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018.

Featured Image by Kentarotakizawa / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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