An intimate and affectionate insider's story of his years spent alongside Queen, with exclusive personal photos
For more than a decade, Peter Hince worked alongside one of the greatest bands in the history of rock, touring the world and heading up their road crew as they performed at some of the best and biggest music venues in the world. Here he recalls the highlights of those years with the band. He was with Freddie Mercury when he composed "Crazy Little Thing Called Love;" he was responsible for making sure that Freddie's stage performances went without a hitch; and he was often there to witness Freddie's famed tantrums. He was also party to the sex, drugs, and rock and roll which are invariably part of life on the road with a rock band. Many books have been written about Queen and Freddie Mercury, but this is the first real insider's story. Packed with the author's own exclusive photos, including never-before-seen shots of Freddie, his female lover Mary, and other band members, this warm and witty book will entertain and inform as a must-read for any music fan.
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Behind-the-scenes for Queen
I thoroughly enjoyed this book about the author's experiences as a roadie for Queen. The stories are interesting, often funny, and heartfelt. I love the band and their music and wish that I would have seen them live back in the '70's and '80's. If you are a Queen fan or just a classic rock fan, this book is a fascinating look at what life was like on tour in those days.
For the Fans
This book is for the fans. Ratty puts you there, touring with the greatest band ever. From making ANATO to the final show of the Magic tour, Peter was there, even in the hotel room when Fred wrote Crazy Little Thing.
Buy the digital book, but contact the publisher for your very own personalized and autographed copy by Peter.
A must for any Queen fan!