Queen – The Early Years, Queen Book
by Mark Hodkinson
Paperback: 198 pages
Queen The Early Years is the first biography of the legendary British band to focus on their formative and early years. It highlights the desperately urgent days of pre-stardom, when the Queen quartet played with bands like Smile, The Reaction, The Opposition, 1984, and Sour Milk Sea.
About the Author
Mark Hodkinson has written for The Times for over 15 years, three years as a columnist. He has also contributed to The Observer, The Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Word, GQ and many others.
Mark wrote, produced and presented ‘In Search of Barney Bubbles’, a biography of the seminal album sleeve artist, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2012 and ‘Walter Kershaw: Britain’s First Street Artist?’ broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2012. He presented and co-wrote ‘A Tale Of Two Villages’ broadcast on Radio 4 in January 2013.
He has written several books on rock music, including ‘As Years Go By’, a biography of Marianne Faithfull, and ‘Thank Yer, Very Glad’, a biography of the indie band, The Wedding Present.
Mark played guitar in Untermensch, The Monkey Run and The Last Peach, supporting bands such as The Stone Roses, Pulp, The Wedding Present and The Chameleons. He has released two albums with Black September, an ad hoc grouping of friends. He owns Pomona Books (www.pomonauk.co.uk), an independent publishing house, and has published titles by Simon Armitage, Barry Hines, Ian McMillan, Ray Gosling, Stuart Murdoch (of Belle and Sebastian) and many more.