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Queen Unseen is an account of the many exciting years I spent on tour, in the recording studio, on video shoots and day to day life with one of the world's biggest and best ever rock bands. It is an insightful, enlightening and humorous account for anybody who has ever wondered what working for Queen, or a major rock band of that era really entailed. The book is not a chronological history or definitive biography of the band, but a personal story of spending my youth travelling the world and living the rock and roll lifestyle - to the full!

Photo sections in the book display my rare colour and black & white images, some from my Queen The Unseen Archive show exhibition.

First published in 2011 by John Blake Publishing. Signed copies of the hardback and paperback editions can be ordered directly from the publisher.
Telephone 020 7381 0666 help@johnblakebooks.com

The book is available on Amazon.

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My thanks and appreciation go to the many people who have supported and encouraged me in getting my memories published.


An audio edition of Queen Unseen is now available from Dreamscape: Dreamscape.jpg



Japanese edition of Queen Unseen, published July 2016 by Shinko Music Publishing.



The paperback edition of Queen Unseen was published on October 1st 2015 by Music Press - an imprint of John Blake Publishing. I spent several months revising the book, though the structure and chapters remains the same. Four years on from the original hardback edition, Iíve had chance to reflect, and include new stories, observations and memories, while editing what I felt didnít work; tightening the writing to make the book flow better.

Overall itís the much the same - but improved! I hope. The editor says it is ÖÖ

The photo sections are as in the original hardback and a forward section of pages with quotes and reviews on the original book is included.


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KINDLE: The book is available world-wide as a Kindle download in English from Amazon. Check for other language versions on local Amazon websites.


German edition of Queen Unseen, published September 2015 by Koch Media/Hannibal The publishers have given it the tag line: 'Groupies, Gin and Glitter' ????

I don't ever remember drinking Gin - or having glitter ....


HUNGARY: Hardback edition published Autumn 2012 in Hungary by Egmont books, under their REAL series.


BRAZIL:Queen Unseen in Brazil Prumo Editora in Brazil. Published March 2012 in Portugese. This does not mean the book will be available in Portugal.


ITALY: The Italian edition, published in spring 2012 by publisher Arcana Edizioni srl of Rome.


POLAND: Published by Sine Qua Non of Krakow. The book is available in hard and soft back editions in Poland


There are other negotiations for the book to be published in various territories/languages - I will keep you updated.




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From time to time I sell my 'Royal Robes' signed limited edition print of Freddie. A2 size poster print on matt art card ( 595x420mm - 23 1/2 x 16 1/2inches) signed and numbered limited edition. Or signed and dedicated if required. This image of Freddie was done spontaneously one evening in 1987 in my studio after a phone call from Freddie, who wanted to do a fun photo. It is the only posed photograph of Freddie wearing his Royal Robes available to buy.

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing one of the prints.

My 'Royal Robes' photo of Fred has been used many times :


Some of my Photos that were used for Queen covers etc:

While working for Queen I took many professional quality photos of life on the road, the band at work in the studio, on video shoots and taking time out. Many of these were used by Queen for album & singles covers, posters, fan club mags, books, tour programmes, PR and a variety of other media usage.
After leaving Queen I made a new career as an advertising photographer.

© Peter Hince 2021This section is in the process of being updatedThe unique images from my Queen photographic archive are available to licence.

If you are interested in using any of my images for print, TV, film or other usage, please contact me directly:

peter@peterhince.co.ukThis section is in the process of being updated

I am certainly no authority on Queen records (though I do have a blue Bo Rhap from the limited edition of 200 - No 195 - courtesy of Fred) but items connected directly to touring, such as itineraries, jackets, T shirts, passes etc, I have a very good memory for.

Avoiding fake Queen items; I would always suggest that you always ask for provenance from the seller. Who are they? How did they get it - and from who? If an item is from the 1970s or '80s it's realtively old, and should smell, look and feel old. If something is offered for sale with a COA (Certificate of authenticity) beware! Provenance is what is needed - not something that can be printed out randomly on a computer. If the item is rare and/or expensive then by all means ask for a letter from the seller listing provenance.

EG: A fake NATO pass - no laminated passes were ever issued for this tour.


Tambourine from 1975 UK NATO tour. I used some odd roll of red gaffa tape to secure the foam pad to protect Fred's leg. After that tour black gaffa was always used on Fred's stage tambourines. This is probably the only tambourine from that period in existence.


Fred using the red-taped tambourine. 1975


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