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.
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.