In 1971 Queen was struggling to find a bass player that would be the right fit for the band, they had gone through three, and were frankly loosing hope. That is, until 19 year John Deacon emerged into the scene. He had shoulder length brown hair, hazel like eyes, and had a very shy smile. The instant Freddie laid eyes on him, he felt a sudden need to protect the younger man. John was aware of this, and didn't object Freddie's desire. As time passed, they became quite the friends, some would even argue that they were perfect for one another, or that they were in love with each other.