Queen’s Brian May Bids Farewell To The ‘Guitar Giant’

If you weren’t keeping up with the times when the ‘We Will Rock You’ jukebox musical came out, or don’t have a clue about the phenomenon that was based on Queen’s tracks along with a book by Ben Elton, then let us introduce you to the late guitar legend of the musical, Alan Darby. Brian May took to Instagram to share his sadness with fans that they lost a part of their WWRY family.

“Alan Darby – RIP,” May wrote before honoring the late musician with his kind words. “One of our original two guitar giants for the whole 12 years, ‘We Will Rock You,’ played in the Dominion Theatre London. Alan was a tasteful, beautiful player with a soul of pure blues and the nicest, gentlest human you could meet. He will be sadly missed. Hats off to Alan Darby.”

Brian shared a video clip of a photo of the late guitarist with the whole crew, further writing, “This picture was taken with the whole WWRY after the farewell night in the Dominion. Beside him is fellow guitar great Laurie Wisefield. And you may recognize some other faces!”

It was arguably one of the most successful musicals as, at the time, it broke records and became the eleventh longest-running musical in West End history. It became an international success and toured several parts of the world before the original production closed in 2014.

Here comes the good news! If you didn’t get a chance to see the spectacular musical, it is coming back to the London Coliseum this summer for a twelve-week season starting in June. Here’s your chance to see the legacy behind the show that has mesmerized fans for many years with its return to the West End and remember the talented late guitarist Alan Darby. You wouldn’t want to miss it!