‘It was a privilege to have been there with him, but no matter how long I knew Fred, got to be accepted, trusted and cared for by him, you could rarely totally relax around him. Over a period of almost 20 years, we enjoyed many great social times together but there was always some kind of edge to it. Quite simply – Fred had an aura. It was always there, whether he was on stage in front of 130,000 people or picking his teeth at the breakfast table and moaning about his hangover. When he walked into a room – any room – you knew you were in the presence of somebody special. Somebody unique. Magical’
Peter “Ratty” Hince met Queen in 1973 when they were opening for Mott the Hoople, began working for the band full time during their 1975 ‘A Night At The Opera’ album
He was Freddie and John’s Roadie and head of Queen’s crew.