RIP Edwin Shirley


Most of you guys will not know Edwin’s name.
He didn’t become a rock star or a politician or billionaire.
But he was a gentle giant in his chosen profession – Trucking.
Edwin was at the head of Queen’s vehicle convoy
for so many years I can’t begin to remember how many.
He was a rock in his own way – the job always got done,
and in a way which pleased everyone.
He was a great pal of Gerry Stickells, our illustrious Tour Manager
and the two of them wrote the book on how to party on tour.
How to work hard, play hard, and treat everyone with decency and respect.

I’m so sad to hear Edwin has passed on today.
As Jacky has said, we can all hope he finds Freddie
in the mood to celebrate up there.
A good life. A good man.
Sincere condolences to Edwin’s family.

God speed ya.