Raincloud Productions Ltd : This is / was Queen's production company outside the UK (for tax reasons).
Ratty (Peter Hince) : Queen roadie.
» Now a photographer.
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Ramoncin : Brian played on 'Como En Susurro' in 1986 from their 'La Vida En El Filo' album.
- : Engineer.
» He was the original engineer at Mountain Studios when Queen bought it in 1979.
Reaction: A group Roger Taylor was in in the 1960's.
Red Baron : Supported Queen at an open-air festival at Saarbrucken, Germany (18th May 1979).
Rene Lalique : Ceramic manufacturer.
» Freddie owned 2 large Lalique vases once housed at Garden Lodge.
Richard Dick : Friend of Freddie's.
Richard Thompson : Drummer
» Member of 1984
» School friend of Brian May's in un-named school group (pre-1984).
Richard Penrose : Bassist with Reaction.
Richard Thorning : Guitarist with Reaction.
Rik Evans : Friend of Roger Taylor.
» Organised Reaction gigs on the beach at Perranporth in Rik's marquee.
Rik Mayall : Actor.
» Guitarist in spoof group Bad News
Richard Frew : Vocalist in the band
Richard Digance : Singer / Guitarist. Brian performed 'Last Horizons' on his show in 1991.
» Brian also accompanied Richard on one of his songs called 'She's A Lady'.
Richard Young (1): Member of New Opposition 1967. (Unsure if this is the same person listed below).
Richard Young (2): Photographer.
» Freddie used him for photo sessions at Garden Lodge. (Unsure if this is the same person listed above).
» Responsible for some photographs in the 'Lover of Life, Singer of Songs' DVD booklet.
Rick "Parnelli" O'Brien: Queen's stage manager for many years working with Gerry Stickells.
» Rick died (cancer) in October 2000
» The Wembley DVD is dedicated to Rick.
Richard Branson : Head of the 'Virgin' Empire.
» Assisted Queen to secure the Hyde Park gig in 1976.
Richard Breen : Mixed the single 'Foreign Sand' from Roger Taylor's 'Happiness?' album in 1994.
Rick Parfitt : Guitarist / singer with Status Quo.
» Co-wrote, produced and played on 'It's An Illusion' from Roger Taylor's 'Stranger Frontiers' album.
» On stage with Queen 07-09-1984 London, UK (guitar in Jailhouse Rock).
Rick Wakeman : Keyboards with the prog rockers 'Yes'.
» Was a member the group which played at the '92 Expo in Seville.
Roger Brokenshaw : Vocalist with Reaction.
Robbie Williams : Singer / Entertainer (ex Take-That member).
» Recorded 'We Are The Champions' (with BM / RT). Used in the film 'The Knight's Tale' (released 2001).
» Brian May plays guitar on Robbies 2001 single 'Eternity'.
Robert Awhai : Guitarist in the Immortals.
Rob Tyrell : Drummer in Sour Milk Sea.
Robin Cable : Producer who was responsible for Freddie doing the Larry Lurex project.
Robin Gibb : Drummer in Bee Gees and Hump Bong (with Tim Stafell).
Robert Deacon : First child of John & Veronica Deacon - born 18th July 1975.
Robin Moore Eade : Interior Designer
» Freddie hired Robin to redesign Garden Lodge in 1986.
Robin Nash : Producer (Top Of The Pops).
» Gave Queen their 'Seven Seas Of Rhye' slot in 1974 on TOTP (Bowie dropped out).
Rock Aid Armenia : Charity Event
» Brian May was one of many famous guitarists involved.
» Released a cover-version of 'Smoke On The Water' for the Armenian earthquake appeal in 1990.
» Others included Roger Taylor, David Coverdale, Bruce Dickinson, Paul Rodgers and Chris Squires.
Rock Against Repatriation : Charity Event
» Brian May played guitar on 'Sailing' (Rod Stewart) for the Vietnamese boat people charity in 1990.
Rock Therapy : Charity Event
» Brian played guitar on 'Reaching Out' a 1996 charity single.
Roger Chiasson : Commisioned by Richard Gray to design the 'A Kind Of Magic' album cover.
» The characters Roger created were also used in the video and on tour.
» One of the inflatable character balloons escaped and flew away. Where is it now?
Roger Cooke: Roger is married to Freddie's sister - Kashmira. They have a son - Sam.
Roger Taylor Drummer / Vocalist
» Member of the group Smile.
» Member of the group Queen.
» Also known as Roger Meddows-Taylor (Meddows was his mother's maiden name).
Roger 'Splodge' Ogden : Friend of John Deacon.
Roger Daltrey : Singer (The Who).
» Roger Taylor played on Daltry's 'Under A Raging Moon' album in 1985.
» Daltrey performed 'I Want It All' at the Freddie Tribue Concert 1992.
Ronald Chester : Member of New Opposition 1967.
Ronnie Beck : General Manager of Feldman Music
Ronnie Flowler : Promoter EMI. (Later moved to Elektra).
Ron Delsner : New York Promoter for Queen.
Rosemary Horide : Journalist who wrote a cherished (by Queen) review of one of Queen's Imperial College gigs in 1973.
Roy Thomas Baker : Producer.
» Produced all Queen's albums until (and inclusive of) Jazz, after which point Mack took over...
Royal Family : A group of Queen's 'superfans'. A term coined by Freddie Mercury in 1978.
» Also the name of a Queen cover group from Hull, UK.
Rory Gallagher : Supported Queen at an open-air festival at Saarbrucken, Germany (18th May 1979).
Rob Halford : Singer with Judas Priest.
» Rob challenged Freddie Mercury to a motorcycle ride around Brands Hatch to prove he was a man!
» Freddie agreed if Rob performed with the Royal Ballet first. Rob declined.
Romulo Ethancourt : President of Venezuela.
» The country went into mourning when President Romulo died while Queen were touring in 1981
» Some tour dates were cancelled.
Roy Featherstone : Execuative at EMI.
Roy Bennett : Stage Lighting Manager.
Roy Robinson : Principal at St Peter's Scool which Freddie attended in India.
Roxy Meade: One of Queen's public relations people (also see Lipsey Meade).
Rory Elenor Taylor: Roger Taylor daughter born 29th May 1986.
Rudi Dolezal : Video director and producer.
» One half of the 'Torpedo Twins' (the other is Hannes Rossacher).
Rufus Tiger Taylor : Roger Taylor & Debbie Leng's first son (8th March 1991).
Rudi Patterson : Jamacian artist.
» Freddie commssioned a 12 foot long painting of a jungle scene from Rudi which hung behind the bar at Garden Lodge.
» Freddie also owned another of Rudi's panting of a tropical storm.
Russell Mulcahy : Video / Film producer (Highlander).
Rupert Bevan : Picture framer / restorer.
» Used by Freddie for the frames he'd bought at auction which Rupert would refurbish.
» Roger would also renovate French furniture for Freddie.
Rupert Cavendish : Shop owner (King's Road London).
» Freddie shopped here regularly for antiques and furniture.
Ruth May : Brian May's mother.
Ryutaro Takaharawas : Designer
» Redesigned the garden at Freddie's home (Garden Lodge) in approx 1985 at a cost of £130,000.