When did the band queen end?
The band stayed together with original members until 1991 when Freddie Mercury died. The band name Queen is technically still active with the remaining 2 original members.
Queen was always known as "Queen". Previous to that, they had been "Smile", but that was only a band with Roger Taylor and Brian May. Many people think that that's what Queen initially was, but it wasn't. When Roger and Brian, and also Freddie Mercury, decided to form a band together, Freddie decided they should call the band Queen.
The band is still technically together...Freddie Mercury died in 1991to since then there is only 2 members left but the tour and still do the Queen classics! Even though its not the same since Mercury died of AIDS! 2011 was there 40this anniversary and the re-released every album Queen made even with Mercury's vocals!
The band queen started out as a band that went by the name, Smile, Which had guitarist Brian May and drummer Brian Taylor, and a bassist Tim Staffell. Freddie Mercury was a fan of smile and when Tim Staffell left the band, Freddie encouraged them to continue. In 1970, Freddie joined the band, and named it Queen! :)
Most diodes have a band (or marking), at one end. The band end is considered the positive end. You can also consider the "band" as a symbol of a gate or blockage. Power flowing from the non-band end to the band end will flow, but power flowing from the band end backwards will not. (That's my method that works for me).