Tag: Freddie Mercury

  • Another Look At The Top of the Pops Annual 1978

    Another Look At The Top of the Pops Annual 1978

    Like the sad, drippy mess revealed to the world by Janet Ellis in the Blue Peter Garden (and I don’t mean her daughter Sophie Ellis Bextor) the 1978 Top of the Pops Annual is a fascinating time capsule of life in the seventies. I expected to see Blondie, The Undertones and The Clash. Instead, featured […]

  • “Roadie Writes Book” Shock (And It’s Good, Too): Queen Unseen by Peter Hince

    “Roadie Writes Book” Shock (And It’s Good, Too): Queen Unseen by Peter Hince

    Peter Hince was Freddie Mercury‘s roadie and has written a book of his experiences called Queen Unseen. It’s an entertaining first hand account, especially considering a roadie wrote it: it isn’t written in crayon which is a good start. Apparently it took three years for Peter Hince to finish his first book. Which is a […]

  • The Week in Music: Olympic Closing Ceremony and New Guns n Roses Shows…

    The Week in Music: Olympic Closing Ceremony and New Guns n Roses Shows…

    The Olympic closing ceremony displayed the very best of British music, fashion, and police crowd control techniques. Whilst Elbow performed “Open Arms” and “A Day Like This”, the Metropolitan Police Kettling Display Team (or PoKeDiT, as they are better known) showed how to effectively shackle and detain over five thousand of the World’s fittest youths […]

  • Rock’s Greatest Frontman

    Rock’s Greatest Frontman

    Who is Rock’s Greatest Frontman? The question of who is Rock’s Greatest Frontman has taxed the minds of the finest academics across the land, and has been debated in some of the most important arenas including Cabinet Rooms, Parliament… …Buckingham Palace, and not forgetting The Crooked Billet pub in my home town of Leigh on […]

  • Live Aid – Queen in “better band than Status Quo” shock

    Live Aid – Queen in “better band than Status Quo” shock

    Live Aid was the most exciting televised concert there ever was. The thing I was most excited about before Live Aid began was, of all things, watching my favourite band (Status Quo) open the show on prime time TV. In addition to having playground conversations with friends about Status Quo’s superiority to Paul Young, I […]