Photographer Mick Rock's collaboration with Queen in the mid-1970s resulted in a wealth of stunning pictures ranging from iconic album covers to informal shots of band members at home, in the studio and backstage.
From his vast archive of world-famous images Rock has now selected over 250 that cover Queen's rise from virtual obscurity to glam rock icons. The images include many taken at live shows, as well as previously unseen out-takes and test Polaroids from the studio sessions.
Alongside Rock's reflections on these incredible images and his time with the group, the book features quotes from Freddie Mercury, as well as detailed biographies of each of the key players, and an annotated time line of this extraordinary period in rock history. Classic Queen is the most comprehensive portrait of one of the world's greatest bands at a pivotal time in their career.