The first authorised, comprehensive history of one of the biggest rock bands ever, with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia, on their 40th anniversary.
Years after the death of their larger-than-life frontman Freddie Mercury, the music of mega-selling Queen endures. We've heard their songs in Wayne's World and Glee, and they helped give Lady Gaga her name. Their musical We Will Rock You has been seen by five million theatergoers in seven countries. Queen's had chart-topping success, and sold hundreds of millions of CDs, DVDs, and videos.
They've broken records (biggest ever paying crowd, longest number of weeks on the charts) and received awards and accolades including induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002. 40 Years of Queen is the first authorized band book, and includes an introduction by Brian May and Roger Taylor. It tells the unique story of a fantastically talented and popular group of musicians whose sound and performances changed rock music.
Featuring 200 photographs--some rare and never-before-published - and removable memorabilia, 40 Years of Queen is the book fans have been waiting decades for.
About the Author
Harry Doherty has been a music journalist since the early 1970s, when he was a staff writer for Melody Maker. He went on to found and be editor-in-chief of respectively, Metal Hammer and Hard n' Heavy magazines. Doherty now writes occasional features for Classic Rock. He lives in the UK.
Number Of Pages: 93
Published: 8th November 2011
Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.92 x 25.15 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 1.29