stories were written after the death of Freddie Mercury of A.I.D.S. related
causes on 24th November, 1991. Shortly after his death, it seemed that an awful
lot of journalists and other writers, most of whom claimed to be lifelong
friends of Freddie, rushed into print with unauthorized biographies which we
suspected they would not have dared to bring out in his lifetime... So, as a
lifelong friend of the band's members *cough* I thought I'd add my account of
some of their exploits. Naturally, these are all perfectly true in every
The Secret Chronicles first saw the light of day
at the seventh (I think) International Queen Fan Club Convention at Southport.
This annual event was organized and run by Jacky Gunn, the estimable secretary
of the Fan Club and her sister, Val Moss, in conjunction with Keith and co. of
Arena Travel, Felixstowe. With Jacky's kind permission, I printed out and sold
these tales in 'zine form, all the proceeds going to two of the band's
charities, The Mercury Phoenix Trust and
The British Bone
Marrow Donor Appeal. If you have enjoyed these madcap adventures,
perhaps you might like to make a donation in Freddie's memory?
Note 1 ~ the B.B.M.D.A., of which Brian was patron, has
now closed its doors but there are other interesting links on their site.
Note 2 ~ If you want an accurate biography of Queen, I
recommend: Queen: As It Began by Jacky Gunn and Jim Jenkins (with Dr.
Brian May) published by Sidgwick & Jackson I.M.P. ISBN: 0 283 06052 2