Yes it’s true, Freddie and the boys were really discovered tucked away in someone’s loft, obviously not in physical form, that would be unlikely wouldn’t it, well more than unlikely, Freddie of course is singing somewhere in the stratosphere whilst Brian is studying it, you did know he was a qualified astrophysicist, I kid you not and Roger is well drumming.
Anyway I’m talking here about their images, a quite considerable pile in fact of the most amazing rock photos you can imagine.
Ok, so our passion at Rokpool is saving rock history and it’s something that always intrigues anyone who asks that sometimes tedious but necessary question ( if there’s going to be a lull in the conversation ) what do you do ? It follows that when I answer “oh I have a rock music archive website” a fair number will instantly want to ask me what was the greatest gig I ever went to,usually so they can tell me theirs ( The Who,when Moonie was playing as it happens ). Sometimes they’ll have a great Rock’n’Roll story to impart, some incredibly salacious but highly believable other quite poignant and if you’ve seen Spinal Tap some seemingly straight out of that. Of course this is great content for our site and we’re delighted to gather it all up, even if some is unusable, we’re not keen on getting grumpy Solicitors letters. Apart from those that are instantly bored by any talk of music, and there are a few out around, there are also those who have something intriguing tucked away either that’s so valuable that they dare not share with the World ( someone has that Hendrix acetate that he left in a taxi ) others have stuff that they don’t really know what to do with, which brings me back to the Queen pics.
Just imagine the surprise when you rummage around in the attic of the flat you are renting and find a pile of high quality Queen photos,and not just the promo ones but loads of candid shots, backstage stuff and in the recording studio, well imagine my surprise when she offered them to me.
Yippee you might say, but I felt they should go to a real Queen fan and suggested I organise for them to be auctioned that way they would find a good home and she’d make some money.
What happened ? nothing, I did get to see them so they did exist but eventually Sally decided to keep them and we lost touch, so Jessica if you read this and change your mind…..you know what to do.
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