The Dead Straight Guide to Queen

The Dead Straight Guide to Queen Cover

By Phil Chapman

RRP: £14.99

binding: paperback
isbn: 978 1 9113 4633 3
page size: 228 x 152 mm
extent: 304 pages
illustration: Fully illustrated throughout with memorabilia and orginal photos

Published on: October 27, 2017

Few bands embodied the pure excess of the Seventies like Queen. Theatrical, brilliant, even mercurial – there has never been another band like them, or a frontman like Freddie Mercury. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid Concert is the stuff of legend and 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are the Champions' have become anthems at sporting events around the world. With one of the most iconic videos ever, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ achieved even greater recognition through inclusion in the movie Wayne's World. Their 1981 Greatest Hits album has sold more than 25 million copies to date. Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands of the Eighties but the death of frontman, songwriter, and producer Mercury at the start of the Nineties, brought the band to a premature halt. This book tells the full story of the band and its members from pre-Queen to post-Freddie.