"It's very regal obviously, and it sounds splendid. It's a strong name, very universal and immediate. I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it"
I need to know for an article. Any help would be grateful.
Never found this exact quote, but I found something similar in an interview for Circus Magazine: "Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal, obviously, and sounds splendid. I like to be surrounded by splendid things". Here is the link of the article: link
The quote is by the end of the article. Hope that will help a bit.
Could be two quotes smashed together.
"I'd had the idea of calling a group Queen for a long time," he said in a 1977 ROLLING STONE interview. "It was a very strong name, very universal and very immediate; it had a lot of visual potential and was open to all sorts of interpretations. I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it." link