The book “Queen Unseen” by Peter Hince [aka “Ratty”] will be released in a German translation as “Queen Intim”, 8 October 2015, through Hannibal Publishing Company.
German book info as follows:
Groupies, Gin und Glitter – auf Tour mit Queen
Broschur 24 x 16 cm, 304 Seiten
mit 24 Seiten Bilderstrecke
€ (D) 19,99 / € (A) 20,60, Warengruppe: 1961
auch als E-Book erhältlich
E-Book ISBN 978-3-85445-491-5 [Pre-order AMAZON.de]
The English version was published 3 Oct 2011. [AMAZON.co.uk]
– https://www.queenfcg.de/sonderseiten/queen-intim.htm [ 8-page preview in German]
From the Author, Peter Hince
Queen Unseen is a unique account of the many exciting years as a young man I spent on tour, in the recording studio, on video shoots and day to day life at home with one of the world’s biggest and best ever rock bands. It is an insightful, enlightening and mostly humorous account for anybody who has ever wondered what working for Queen, or indeed most rock bands of that era really entailed….. the highs and the lows. It is not a chronological history or definitive biography of the band, but a personal story of what it was like to spend your youth travelling the world and living the rock and roll lifestyle – to the full!
There is plenty of sex and drugs and rock and roll – as everybody knows that’s what happened….
I make observations and comments about all the fantastic places we visited and played, and what it was like living, at times, a crazy and surreal existence.
The book covers all the areas that were relevant in Queen’s working life, during my time as Queen’s longest serving roadie and head of their crew. There is lots of new material and surprises for Queen fans and it is a book to interest anybody who likes stories of rock and roll life in the 1970s & 1980s.
Mine is a truly unique book on Queen – no journalist or author could have written it – they were not there. I was, and I remember it all like it was yesterday…..
There will be photo sections in the book that contain colour and black & white images from my successful Queen The Unseen Archive show that was exhibited in London and Australia recently. There will be additional rare and unseen photos and other images items of interest.
I hope you will join me on an Access All Areas journey through a magical era when we were young; feeling we could take on the world and win. Invariably we did.
[With thanks to the German Queen Fan Club for info on German pubication]