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Queen - unseen on-the-road images

  • Today's gallery takes a look at an unseen side to Queen, as shot by the band's friend Peter Hince. The photos are part of an exhibition which is running at London's Proud Central until September 20. This shot shows singer Freddie Mercury and bassist John Deacon during 'We are the Champions' at Tokyo's Budokan in 1981. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Peter Hince was initially Queen's roadie. In this shot he was called to their dressing room in Madrid during the 1986 Magic tour. He found Freddie with a dog belonging to one of the promoters, which was also called Freddie. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • The band soundcheck before the first of two gigs in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1981. This was the first South American tour for Queen, and the gigs broke ticket sales records, bringing in an audience of in excess of 251,000 over two nights. The gigs were also broadcast live over the whole of Brazil. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Freddie Mercury at Peter Hince’s studio in Hoxton, shortly after the Magic tour in 1987. Freddie told Hince he wanted to do a "fun photo" and this sees the singer in his favourite outfit from the tour. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • This picture is taken in Peter Hince's studio in 1987, when the pair were shooting giant cut-outs for a solo video. It's actually a test Polaroid negative which has been contaminated and Freddie apparently loved it. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Freddie Mercury on the set of the video shoot for 'Radio Ga Ga' at Pinewood Studios in March 1984, as shot by roadie Peter Hince. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Another still from their 'Radio Ga Ga' video shoot at Pinewood Studios in March 1984. These pictures are on display at London's Proud Central until September 13. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • John Deacon checks his guitar during rehearsals at Hallen Stadion in Zurich, shortly before the 1980 European Tour. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Freddie Mercury caught at Music Land Studios in Munich, 1979. Photographer Peter Hince was the longest-serving member of the Queen road crew, working with the band from 1973 to 1986. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • On the set of the 'Somebody to Love' video shoot at Wessex Recording Studios in August 1976. These shots are taken from 'Queen: The Unseen Archive', which runs at London's Proud Central until September 20. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Peter set a camera up in the lighting rig above the stage, and operated it by remote control. This image shows the end of show bows, with Freddie and Roger fighting over bunches of carnations to throw to audience. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • The Montreal Forum, Canada, in November 1981. The band played two shows over two nights, which were recorded for the We Will Rock You movie. This image shows the band coming back on stage for the second half of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Freddie asked for a "mean" look when he posed for this shot in Munich, 1981. It was taken against a wall in the basement of Music Land Studios. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • On the set of the 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' video shoot on Dean Street, Soho, in late 1979. Interestingly, this shoot was choreographed by Arlene Philips, who is famous nowadays for her erstwhile place on the panel of 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Queen's first ever Argentinean show took place at the Velez Sarsfield Football stadium in 1981. The concerts were apparently wrought with political difficulties and red tape. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Queen onstage at The Budokan in Tokyo, Feb 1981. Head to London's Proud Central to see these pictures in all their glory. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • This shot shows the band on the set of the 'We Will Rock You' video shoot in the garden of Roger Taylor’s House in Surrey. It was a freezing cold day and Freddie wasn't happy; he was drinking shots of whiskey to keep warm. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • On the set of the 'Play the Game' video shoot in London, 1980. All these images are part of an exhibition at Camden's Proud Central entitled 'Queen: The Unseen Archive'. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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  • Roger Taylor in 1980. The band used to have stickers on their travel cases which indicated the instruments within. These were colour coded to aid the crew setting up on stage. Pic: Peter Hince/www.proud.co.uk

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