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-
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