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Queen Unseen: My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century

Queen Unseen: My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century

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By (author) Peter Hince

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  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 236mm x 38mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843587483
  • ISBN 13: 9781843587484
  • Sales rank: 94,159

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Imagine being alongside one of the greatest bands in the history of rock, touring the world and being there as they perform at some of the best and biggest music venues in the world. Peter Hince didn't have to imagine: for more than a decade, he lived a life that other people can only dream of as he worked with Queen as head of their road crew. In 1973, Queen was the support act for Mott the Hoople, for whom Peter was a roadie. Back then, Queen had to content themselves with being second on the bill and the world had not yet woken up to the flamboyant talent of Freddie Mercury. Peter started working full time for Queen just as they were making A Night at the Opera, the album which catapulted them to international stardom. In this intimate and affectionate book, Peter recalls the highlights of his years with the band. He was with Freddie when he composed 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'; he was responsible for making sure that Freddie's stage performances went without a hitch - and was often there to witness his famed tantrums! He was also party to the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll which are invariably part of life on the road with a rock band.

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Peter Hince met Queen as a teenager in 1973 when they were support act to Mott The Hoople. Later he began working full time for Queen during the recording of A Night at The Opera album, and stayed with the band until their final concert in 1986. Head of Queen's road crew, Peter then left the music business to start his career as a professional advertising photographer. He continues to work as a photographer and a writer.

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"A deeply personal page-turner, being one man's intimate diary of a lost time in the music industry, spent working for one of the greatest and most renowned bands in Rock history." --Worleygig.com