Dr Brian May CBE

Dr Brian May CBE at Pup Aid 2012Brian May CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the guitarist of Queen. As a guitarist he uses his home-built guitar, "Red Special".

He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for "services to the music industry and for his charity work".

Brian May has formed a group to promote animal welfare. His group, Save Me (named after the May-written Queen song), campaigns for the protection of all animals with a particular emphasis on preventing hunting of foxes and the culling of badgers.

Brian May is a staunch supporter of the RSPCA, the International Fund For Animal Welfare, the League Against Cruel Sports, PETA UK and the Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue.

Brian judged at Pup Aid 2012 (pictured).

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