Queen – The Complete Illustrated Lyrics book released

Queen Complete Illustrated Lyrics BookQueen: The Complete Illustrated Lyrics is the first book of its kind as it is not only a complete Queen lyrics book but it also features hundreds of images accompanying the songs. These photos range from handwritten lyrics by Freddie and the Band to never before-seen photos from the stage to the studio.

Also included in the Complete Illustrated Lyrics is a complete discography, pairing each song with the album on which it was originally released through Queen’s 40 year history and back catalogue.

Queen’s Greatest Hits, released in 1981, is the U.K.’s best-selling album of all time and this book allows you to sing along to all of Queens hits and also review some great photos and memories.

Queen : Complete Illustrated Lyrics was designed by Queen’s longtime creative director Richard Gray and is as true to the band as can be.

If there is one book for a Queen fan to own, this is the one.

Queen – Complete Illustrated Lyrics is out now in North America. Released from June 1st in Europe and the UK.

Visit www.queenonline.com for more details

Queen Collector (French Version) Queen & Freddie Feauture

The most popular rock band in England is not called The Beatles but Queen. His charismatic singer Freddie Mercury died 20 years ago today, from AIDS, November the 24th, 1991.

A special issue of Queen Collector (French Version) has a special feature on Freddie and Queen including;

• Interview with Freddie Mercury
• Interview with Brian May
• Mercury and choreography
• Mercury and Opera
• On the road with Queen
• Complete Discography
• 100 rare photos

To see a preview : http://issuu.com/consart/docs/queen_maglowr
To buy this issue : http://www.vibrationsmusic.com/shopping/303-HORS_SERIE_QUEEN.html

40 Years of Queen – Now On Sale

40 years of Queen is a new book, fully approved by the band, and it tells their story right from the very beginning of Queen. It showcases key moments in the Queen’s history through memorabilia, photographs, and the words from Queen them selves.

This new book “40 Years of Queen” includes:

40 Years of Queen - New Queen Book

– First US tour press pack including press release, photos and poster,  1973
– Liverpool concert poster, Christmas 1973
– Very early Rainbow poster 1974
– Ticket from Rainbow concert, November 1974
– Hand-drawn tour map, Europe 1974
– Four handwritten letters from the band to the Queen Fan Club, 1975
– Race card from Kempton Park race course, A Day At The Races launch, 1976
– Signed poster for A Day At The Races, offered by the fan club, 1976
– EMI promotional flyer for A Day At The Races, 1976
– Press release from US version of News of the World, 1977
– Bohemian Rhapsody blue vinyl record with cover, 1978 (paper facsimile)
– European tour menu, 1978
– Crazy Tour poster, 1979
– European tour backstage pass, 1979
– Unused ticket from Nagoya, Japan concert, 1979
– Flash Gordon film premiere ticket, 1980
– Invitation to the Hot Space end-of-tour party, 1982
– Hot Space promo cube, 1982
– Four handwritten song lyrics from The Works: “I Want To Break  Free” (John); “Hammer To Fall” (Brian); “It’s A Hard Life” (Freddie);  “Radio Ga Ga” (Roger).
– Unused ticket to Knebworth, August 9, 1986
– The Miracle promotional poster, 1989
– Interview CD featuring all members of the band talking to Tom Browne  on BBC Radio 1. Originally broadcast in December 1977.

Click here to buy 40 Years of Queen Online

Video of Brian’s speech at the launch party for the new book 40 Years of Queen

Queen Unseen by Peter Hince goes on-sale

Queen Unseen - My life with the Great Rock Band of the 20th Century - by Peter Ratty HinceThe new Queen book, Queen Unseen by Queen Roadie, Peter Hince, has hit the shops.
I will have a review of the book on this site in the next few weeks. I have provided Amazon links and some details from the author below.

A Word From the Author – Peter Hince

Queen Unseen is a unique account of the many exciting years as a young man I spent on tour, in the recording studio, on video shoots and day to day life at home with one of the world’s biggest and best ever rock bands. It is an insightful, enlightening and mostly humorous account for anybody who has ever wondered what working for Queen, or indeed most rock bands of that era really entailed….. the highs and the lows. It is not a chronological history or definitive biography of the band, but a personal story of what it was like to spend your youth travelling the world and living the rock and roll lifestyle – to the full!

I make observations and comments about all the fantastic places we visited and played, and what it was like living, at times, a crazy and surreal existence.

The book covers all the areas that were relevant in Queen’s working life, during my time as Queen’s longest serving roadie and head of their crew. There is lots of new material and surprises for Queen fans and it is a book to interest anybody who likes stories of rock and roll life in the 1970s & 1980s.

Mine is a truly unique book on Queen – no journalist or author could have written it – they were not there. I was, and I remember it all like it was yesterday…..
Wonderful memories.

There will be photo sections in the book that contain colour and black & white images from my successful Queen The Unseen Archive show that was exhibited in London and Australia recently. There will be additional rare and unseen photos and other images items of interest.

I hope you will join me on an Access All Areas journey through a magical era when we were young; feeling we could take on the world and win. Invariably we did.

Buy “Queen Unseen” Now on Amazon

Review of Queen Unseen

My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century “Queen Unseen” – Cover is Revealed

My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century “Queen Unseen” – Cover is Revealed

The cover of “Queen Unseen” – “My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century” has been revealed…

Queen Unseen - My life with the Great Rock Band of the 20th Century - by Peter Ratty Hince

BUY NOW : PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON

Queen Unseen is personal memoir by Queen’s longest serving tour roadie, Peter “Ratty” Hince. This new book will be published in October 2011.

To order a signed copy of Queen Unseen, which will be published in October 2011, for £17.99
Please contact John Blake Publishing Ltd with your name, address and contact number on 020 7381 0666 (mon-fri) or email words@blake.co.uk

UK P&P is free – overseas P&P £3.00.

“Queen Unseen” will also be available from shops and online via Amazon etc.

 

Here’s what Peter has to say about it…
“Queen Unseen is a unique account of the many exciting years as a young man I spent on tour, in the recording studio, on video shoots and day to day life at home with one of the world’s biggest and best ever rock bands.

It is an insightful, enlightening and mostly humorous account for anybody who has ever wondered what working for Queen, or indeed most rock bands of that era really entailed….. the highs and the lows.

It is not a chronological history or definitive biography of the band, but a personal story of what it was like to spend your youth travelling the world and living the rock and roll lifestyle – to the full!

There will be NO lurid details of the band’s private lives. There is plenty of sex and drugs and rock and roll – and of course everybody knows it happened….

I make observations and comments about all the fantastic places we visited and played, and what living what at times, was a crazy and surreal existence.

The book covers all the areas that were relevant in Queen’s working life, during my time as Queen’s longest serving roadie and head of their crew.

There is lots of new material and surprises for Queen fans and it is a book to interest anybody who likes stories of rock and roll life in the 1970s & 1980s.

There will be photo sections in the book that contain colour and black & white images from my successful Queen The Unseen Archive show that was exhibited in London and Australia recently.

There will be additional rare and unseen photos and other images items of interest.”

Queen Unseen, by Queen’s longest serving roadie Peter ‘Ratty” Hince

Queen Unseen, by Queen’s longest serving roadie Peter ‘Ratty” Hince

Queen Unseen, a personal memoir by Queen’s longest serving roadie Peter ‘Ratty” Hince will be published in October 2011.

“Queen Unseen is a unique account of the many exciting years as a young man I spent on tour, in the recording studio, on video shoots and day to day life at home with one of the world’s biggest and best ever rock bands.

It is an insightful, enlightening and mostly humorous account for anybody who has ever wondered what working for Queen, or indeed most rock bands of that era really entailed….. the highs and the lows.

It is not a chronological history or definitive biography of the band, but a personal story of what it was like to spend your youth travelling the world and living the rock and roll lifestyle – to the full!

There will be NO lurid details of the band’s private lives. There is plenty of sex and drugs and rock and roll – and of course everybody knows it happened….

I make observations and comments about all the fantastic places we visited and played, and what living what at times, was a crazy and surreal existence.

The book covers all the areas that were relevant in Queen’s working life, during my time as Queen’s longest serving roadie and head of their crew.

There is lots of new material and surprises for Queen fans and it is a book to interest anybody who likes stories of rock and roll life in the 1970s & 1980s.

There will be photo sections in the book that contain colour and black & white images from my successful Queen The Unseen Archive show that was exhibited in London and Australia recently.

There will be additional rare and unseen photos and other images items of interest.”

To order a signed copy of Queen Unseen, which will be published in October 2011, for £17.99
Please contact John Blake Publishing Ltd with your name, address and contact number on 020 7381 0666 (mon-fri) or email words@blake.co.uk

UK P&P is free – overseas P&P £3.00.

The book will also be available from shops and online via Amazon etc – Click here to read a book review of Queen Unseen by Peter Hince

Queen Unseen - By Peter Ratty Hince - Queen Roadie, New Book

New Book – Freddie & Me

I have just received this new book, titled, Freddie & Me, by Mike Dawson. It is a cartoon based memory of how Queens music influenced peoples lives. Once I picked up this book I could not put it down, as there were so many parallels with my life. From the first time he heard Queen to the the sadness of Freddie’s death.
I will be reviewing this book in full over the next few days … In summary this is a Great Book which will leave you caught in a landslide of memories and will also Entertain You.

Full Review to Follow…. I have read the book twice and it is excellent!!!

See Link for details … Buy Book on-line.

Book - Freddie & Me

Book - Freddie & Me

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