Superfan writes new Queen book
QUEEN superfan Gary Taylor has found the perfect outlet for his love of the iconic British rock band.
Gary, from Torquay, who even has a ‘Queen Room’ at his home filled with band memorabilia, has written a painstaking account of Queen’s American tours.
Donations from the sale of the book will go to Rowcroft, where Gary’s mum spent some time before she died.
The unofficial self-published book concentrates on Queen’s tours of the US and Canada during the 1970s and 1980s.
They played 269 concerts in all and performed in nearly every state along the way.
The book offers a complete live performance history with set lists, interviews, stage show details and unpublished pictures.
Gary said: “It is an amalgamation of everything we know about Queen live during this period, collated for the first time in a book.”
The Mercury Phoenix Trust will also benefit from the book.
Gary said: “I decided to write this book as it had never been covered in print before.
“I just wanted to concentrate on one particular continent in which the band played many concerts throughout their career.
“With the US and Canada being two of my favourite countries to visit, it just seemed right that I would want to focus on this area of the world.”
Gary has been a Queen fan and collector of the band’s music and memorabilia for the past 43 years and is considered an expert on Queen and their history.
He was introduced to their music in November 1975 when he first heard and saw the video to Bohemian Rhapsody on Top Of The Pops
Copies of the book can be ordered direct from the author on his Queen Touring America Facebook page.