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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to Jacky Smith, president of the Official International Queen Fan Club, QUEEN'S NEW OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY will be out later this year!

The current off. biograpy (Queen: As It Began) is from 1992; in an exclusive Q&A with our community QueenItalia.it, Jacky replies to one of our question referred to a new bio, as follow:

16. The Official Biography goes back to 1992. After the “The Freddie Mercury Ttribute” there have been a lot of new events. Also thanks to Internet, a lot of new facts have been discovered and many mistakes have been corrected. So Jacky, what about a new official biography? Is it true that you are already working on it?

Work is almost complete on the ‘new’ biography, and I am hoping it will be printed later this year – I finally have enough money to get this done, as we had a lot of new members joining to get tickets for the tour! I think we should have it done by early summer!


There are some others interesting things on this Q&A, if you want to look at it, just click here:
(english language: http://www.queenitalia.it/Specials/Q&A_jacky.htm ) or here (For all you ITALIAN queenzoner': http://www.queenitalia.it/Specials/Q&A_jacky_IT.htm )

Rock on guys! Have all a nice sunday ;)


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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Major cash-in alert...



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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This might be promising.


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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have you read the original?



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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jacky said "I finally have enough money to get this done." Wait what? She has to publish this herself? I seem to recall "As It Began" as being a proper book, put out by a proper publishing company so what gives with that comment?

or is there some confusion here and this isn't a book but rather that pamphlet "biography" that fan club members get?


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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like it. Surprised?



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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds to me like the fan club biography, and not an update version of 'As It Began'

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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am interested!

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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 07:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes this is the Fan Club Biography that I am working on with Jacky and not the As It Began updated biography book. Hopefully this will be the best yet and we're looking to have a great colour cover too.....although it looks like there won't be many pics inside as the whole thing is a lot bigger than last time (the purple cover one), so doesn't leave much room unfortunately.

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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GT wrote:

Yes this is the Fan Club Biography that I am working on with Jacky and not the As It Began updated biography book. Hopefully this will be the best yet and we're looking to have a great colour cover too.....although it looks like there won't be many pics inside as the whole thing is a lot bigger than last time (the purple cover one), so doesn't leave much room unfortunately.



Thanks for you information. Sounds pretty good to me, also if it isn't an updated version of As t Began

If there's something our community can do to help, don't hesitate to ask.

Have a nice day,

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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"although it looks like there won't be many pics inside as the whole thing is a lot bigger than last time (the purple cover one)"

This one?

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This has been downloaded 47 time(s).


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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes Serry that was the last FC Biography that was published.

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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish Queen would release a book similar to Anthology or the Genesis book from last year. I'd love to have a 400 page hardback book filled with pictures, quotes etc from the 50's up to now. Would be great to see Brian and Roger comments about some of their solo work, the years post-Freddie and pre-QPR etc. etc.


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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As with most things Queen, my first question (lately) has to be:

HOW MUCH?

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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blah blah.  Yes - as with As It Began, this will be another standardised version of the well-known Queen story that we have all read many times before.  Authorised by and controlled by the very same people that are putting a block on anything interesting or "new" musically appearing.  I remember getting AIB on the day it came out and had finished it by that evening; I put the book in the loft at my parent's place having learnt NOTHING new and there it has remained ever since.

Anything controversial will be suppressed and we will be none the wiser.  2009 begins as 2008 ended.


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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Will it be Queen`s biography as a band or each member`s biography put together? I would prefer Queen`s biography. I believe that is what is meant.

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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 21:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hopefully they'll finally tell us what killed Freddie.



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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 07:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

Hopefully they'll finally tell us what killed Freddie.


Don't be silly - you must know that he's not really dead and living happily with Elvis on the Moon?!!!






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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Benn wrote:


 I remember getting AIB on the day it came out and had finished it by that evening; I put the book in the loft at my parent's place having learnt NOTHING new and there it has remained ever since.





sad but true. is was about that with me, too. only for starters!


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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







Micrówave wrote:



As with most things Queen, my first question (lately) has to be:

HOW MUCH?



Nothing, I suppose - the OIQFC biography has always been sent to Fan Club members together with the Fanzine...



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