The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

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Queen accept their induction

Roger Hawkins:    Thank you. It’s like getting a Ph.D. We’re very overwhelmed and delighted to be here. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs in our career, and this is certainly a big, big up. It means, actually, more than all the Grammys we never got, and it’s just great to be here after all this time.

Brian May:        Ladies and gentleman and members of the Board, thank you very much for voting us into this really, totally illustrious company. We feel very proud. Thank you to the people of America for taking us to your hearts over the last 30 years. Thank you to all of those people who helped us along the way to get to this point. You know who you are. We didn’t get here without the most fantastic team in the world. Thank you to Taylor and Dave for making us look cool tonight. We’re a little sad that Freddie and John can’t be with us but they both send their love, and we have a little surprise for you.

Roger Hawkins:    Yeah, this is a surprise, but Freddie’s mother Cheryl is here tonight and we’d love her to accept this award.