This classic account of the birth of a legendary group is the truly authentic version of Queen's rise to stardom.Author Mark Hodkinson interviewed over 60 friends and colleagues of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon to ...
Author: Mark Hodkinson
Publisher: Omnibus Press
This classic account of the birth of a legendary group is the truly authentic version of Queen's rise to stardom.Author Mark Hodkinson interviewed over 60 friends and colleagues of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon to piece together a fascinating jigsaw of anecdotes from the days when the future superstars were playing with bands like The Reaction, The Opposition, 1984 and Sour Milk.Intimate, suprising and meticulously researched, Queen: The Early Years is a riveting read accompanied by many previously unseen early photographs of the four band mambers.
Reveals how all four members of Queen could have gone on to become successful in other fields.
Author: Mark Hodkinson
Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
Reveals how all four members of Queen could have gone on to become successful in other fields. Guitarist Brian May and bassist John Deacon as physicists; drummer Roger Taylor, who came from a well-to-do family, as a dentist; and Freddie Mercury as a clothes designer.
From the unlikely romance that united her parents, to the abdication that nearly toppled the monarchy, this biography will introduce you to the Princess who came before the Queen.
Author: Michael W. Simmons
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Elizabeth II, at the age of 91, is the longest-reigning monarch ever to sit on the throne of England. Most people living today have no memory of a time when she was not Queen. But when she was born, no one knew she was destined to rule. Her father, the Duke of York, was only the second son of George V. His dashing playboy brother was Prince of Wales and heir to the throne. It wasn't until King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson in 1936 that the Princess Elizabeth, then ten years old, knew the course that her life was to take. From the unlikely romance that united her parents, to the abdication that nearly toppled the monarchy, this biography will introduce you to the Princess who came before the Queen. Set apart from other children and sheltered by her parents, her steadiness of character nonetheless enabled her to help fight the Nazis in World War II and overcome steep obstacles in order to marry the man she loved. These were the years that forged the character of the woman whose 65-year reign has seen her country through the second half of the 20th century and beyond.
Compiled Under the Direction of Her Majesty the Queen Charles Grey. on this
occasion was intense. Wherever the Queen and Prince showed themselves in
public, for many days after the occurrence, they were enthusiastically cheered;
Author: Charles Grey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Originally written for private circulation among the Royal Family, this book, written by Lieutenant-General Charles Grey (1804-70), was first published in 1867. It details Prince Albert's life from his birth in 1819 through to his wedding to Queen Victoria and the first year of their married life. The Queen commissioned Grey, who had been secretary to both Albert and herself, as her husband's biographer, and the book was granted a wider publication, so that all who read it would 'tend to a better and higher appreciation of Prince Albert's great character'. Sourced from letters and memoranda, the book traces the development of Albert from an intelligent and gentle boy to the intellectual and moral compass of a nation. It records Albert's first visits to England, the wedding, his love for his adopted country, and life in London, and includes details such as an attempted assassination of the Queen.
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Author: Patrick Lemieux
REVISED & EXPANDED 2ND EDITION The Queen Chronology is a comprehensive account of the studio and live recording and release history of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, who joined forces in 1971 as the classic line-up of the rock band Queen. Years of extensive research have gone into the creation of the Chronology, which covers the very beginnings of band members? careers, their earliest songwriting efforts and recording sessions, through the recording and releasing of Queen's 15 original studio albums with their classic line-up, to the present-day solo careers of Brian May and Roger Taylor. All of this information is presented date by date in chronological order, with detailed descriptions of each song version, including those both released and known to be unreleased. Every Queen and solo album, single, non-album track, edit, remix and extended version is examined, as are known demos or outtakes, pre-Queen recordings and guest appearances.