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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 03:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...other than Queen: The Early Years...

I looked on Amazon.com, and this seemed to be the only one?


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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 04:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you would read this forum you would know that the best book is
Georg Purvis: Queen - Complete Works


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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Completely agree, YV. Having read a lot more of this book I am finding it more facinating by the minute.


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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I just became a fan I used to read the Visual Documentary from Ken Dean. It's a structured year to year book wich sums up all the major events the band undertook.

Queen as it Began (Jim Jenkins) is also a good read IMO.



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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RETROLOVE<h6>The Black Queen wrote:

...other than Queen: The Early Years...

I looked on Amazon.com, and this seemed to be the only one?



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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i've read some good books heres a few........ mercury and me by jim hutton... the definitive biography by lesley-ann jones... freddie mercury by peter freestone and david evans..... the king of queen laura jackson.... the freddie mercury story(living on the edge) david bret... queen and i (the brian may story) laura jackson... i hope that helps, good reading.

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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

if you need any help email on r.gavey@cwgsy.net

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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 21:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

If you would read this forum you would know that the best book is
Georg Purvis: Queen - Complete Works



I went to amazon.com, but their is no books at this time, I can pre-order it...is it a really good book! I looooove reading rock band bios! I'm reading a book on Led Zeppelin right now!


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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 21:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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if you need any help email on r.gavey@cwgsy.net



Thank you :)


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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 23:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

If you would read this forum ...


For those that have actual lives, reading every post on this forum is impossible. It's a shame that this site has been reduced to teenagers posting pointless drivel, and old farts bitching about them.

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Posted: 08 Mar 07, 23:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked Queen and I: The Brian May Story by Laura Jackson


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Posted: 09 Mar 07, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

drwinston99 wrote:

YourValentine wrote:

If you would read this forum ...


For those that have actual lives, reading every post on this forum is impossible. It's a shame that this site has been reduced to teenagers posting pointless drivel, and old farts bitching about them.



Oh my...lol


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Posted: 09 Mar 07, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

drwinston99 wrote:

YourValentine wrote:

If you would read this forum ...


For those that have actual lives, reading every post on this forum is impossible. It's a shame that this site has been reduced to teenagers posting pointless drivel, and old farts bitching about them.


How about reading a thread that already has 8 pages of comments, has been on the front page of this section for weeks, and is clearly labeled "Queen: The Complete Works (Book)"?

One would think that would be a good place to start.


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Posted: 09 Mar 07, 23:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni wrote:

drwinston99 wrote:

YourValentine wrote:

If you would read this forum ...


For those that have actual lives, reading every post on this forum is impossible. It's a shame that this site has been reduced to teenagers posting pointless drivel, and old farts bitching about them.


How about reading a thread that already has 8 pages of comments, has been on the front page of this section for weeks, and is clearly labeled "Queen: The Complete Works (Book)"?

One would think that would be a good place to start.


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Posted: 12 Mar 07, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Books about Queen:
http://www.meddows.com/books.phtml
http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/bibliog.html


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Posted: 12 Mar 07, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd be remiss not to plug my own books, God Save My Queen and God Save My Queen II.

They're strange little poetic memoir books, more of a fan's notes, and not a proper band history--you won't get any new biographical info about Queen.

Some people like them in the Queen fan community, I gather, and others might say "huh? this is crap." But I'm proud of 'em!


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Posted: 12 Mar 07, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have both of them, Daniel, and they're very good.

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Posted: 13 Mar 07, 02:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greg Brooks' revised Queen Live book often ends up in the music section of the book store, but it actually belongs in the fiction or comedy section... whichever meets your fancy.



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Posted: 20 Mar 07, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey there Black Queen...

You do NOT want to be buying 'Queen Live: A Concert Documentary' by Greg Brooks. It's total shite.

It has errors in it... things that are not correct... there are anomalies within its pages that will have you vomiting like you have never vomited before in your life.

Your question was a fair one though pal!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy hunting.


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Posted: 20 Mar 07, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Hey there Black Queen...

You do NOT want to be buying 'Queen Live: A Concert Documentary' by Greg Brooks. It's total shite.

It has errors in it... things that are not correct... there are anomalies within its pages that will have you vomiting like you have never vomited before in your life.

Your question was a fair one though pal!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy hunting.



I want to get a good book, something not too juicy but not boring either. I heard this story from a fellow Queen fan on here about how Freddie had a party for the release of the Jazz album back in 1978, and how they had this huge huge party down in New Orleans w/strippers and midgets wrestling in mud...hilarious...but I also want to read about the serious stuff too. I just got down reading Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven, and that was a good book, at least to me it was. I dont want to always hear about the boring stuff...I want to hear about the fun stuff too, but most importantly---what inspired them to do the music and write the lyrics that they wrote.


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