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NICK: I don't have one- what you see is what you get with me!!

NAME: Sophie


YOUR WEB SITE:don't have one as of yet; but I'm working on that . . .

LOCATION: Hampton (same place as Brian came from!!)

SCHOOL/JOB: I was only born in 1986 so I'm still at school. I go to a school right next to the one where Brian used to go, which is called Rectory School

INTERESTS: Music, Queen, Brian, Roger, Guitar, Bass, art, reading and writing

WHAT WAS THE FIRST QUEEN ALBUM YOU BOUGHT? thats a tough one! I was given my first Queen album for my twelfth birthday, and I then 'borrowed' my mums A Day At The Races and Made In Heaven albums I did get one or two after that but the first one I really decided I HAD to have and bought was Queen Rocks.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A FAN OF QUEEN/BRIAN MAY? Thats pretty hard to answer properly as my mum said I've been listening to Queen since before I was walking. I apparantly liked Brian since the age of THREE!! when my mum used to play Queen in the car and I'd sit there pretending to be him!! I guess I have liked Queen since November 1991, when I saw them talking on TV about Freddie and I instantly dropped what I was doing and started listening to Bohemian Rhapsody. And I've liked Brian since exactly 6.00am on Wednesday 4th March 1998, when I opened my birthday presents and saw him gazing up at me from GH1.

FAV. QUEEN ALBUM/S: Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, The Game, A Kind Of Magic and Innuendo

FAV. BRIAN MAY ALBUM/S: Are you joking?!? I love em all! Maybe not Starfleet so much but between BTTL and AW . . . well I think it might actually be the Red Special Japanese Mini Tour Album, because I love the sound of him speaking

FAV. QUEEN SONG/S: Fat Bottomed Girls, Jealousy, Tear It Up, Hammer To Fall, You're My Best Friend, '39, Love Of My Life, Dreamers Ball, The Hitman, Brighton Rock and anything that Brian wrote, but now I think of it I probably like Leaving Home Ain't Easy

FAV. BRIAN MAY SONG/S: I love all of them, how do you expect me to choose?! Well, to save listing all of them, Another World, I'm Scared, Love Token, Let Your Heart Rule Your Head, Why Don't We Try Again?, China Belle and Nothing But Blue

FAV. QUEEN/BRIAN MAY LYRIC/QUOTE: 'I take a step outside and I breathe the air and I slam the door and I'm my way I won't lay no blame I won't call you names 'cause I've made my break and I won't look back I've turned my back on those endless games . . . '

QUEEN/BRIAN MAY CONCERTS ATTENDED: well, I'm far too young for Queen (I was only six when FM died), so the closest I've come to them was this really amazing tribute band called The Royal Family (they really are the best tribute band around!), I saw Brian on the AW tour at The Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 25th October 1998 (THE happiest day of my life!!) and as Roger was in Queen I suppose he counts too, because I saw him on the Electric Fire Tour on Saturday 3rd April 1999 at the London Astoria.

WHEN YOU THINK OF BRIAN WHAT'S THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND? You mean there are actually words imaginable to describe this wonderful man??!! Well I'm afraid it has to be more than one, cos when I think of him all these words just come flying at me all at once and I can't think of one significant word so: sweet, charming, intelligent, lovable, curly, kind, talented, heavenly, divine, amazing, wonderful etc etc

IF YOU COULD MEET BRIAN WHAT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD SAY TO HIM? I don't know! Because when I waited outside the Albert Hall to meet him I couldn't; when I eventually came out and got nearer to me I went dizzy and lost for words and thought I might pass out, I had to grab my mums arm to stop me falling backwards! So I would probably say something like "He-lllloooo!" and pause until it finally struck me and I would say "Oh My God! YOU'RE BRIAN MAY!!!!!!!!" at which point I would make myself look more stupid and fall to the floor in a gibbering heap!!

IF YOU COULD HAVE BRIAN OVER FOR ONE DAY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR THAT DAY? Hmmmmmm! Thats a hard question! Well I'd plug in the guitars and crank the volume up loud or maybe offer him toast or a can of Guiness as those are two of his favourite words, but after that whatever he'd like to do (although I'd love to see what his hair felt like (all those curls fascinate me!!))

WHAT SONG WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO SEE BRIAN COVER? 2 Steps Behind by Def Leppard, Fear Of The Dark by Iron Maiden or maybe something by Dire Straits

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE BRIAN COLLABORATE WITH IN THE FUTURE? Mark Knopfler, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard (or Sav and Joe without the others and maybe Rick on drums), the boys from Queen (of course) Tim Staffell from Smile and maybe Anita Dobson again because I really liked her album (call me weird if you want!)

WHAT IS YOUR MUSICAL TALENT? Guitars and Bass (badly), I also used to play violin, keyboards and recorder. I also create alternative Queen lyrics with my best friend

WHAT OTHER MUSIC DO YOU REALLY LIKE? Suzi Quatro/ Joan Jet And The Blackhearts, Cozy Powell, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Anita Dobson, John Lennon, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, I also like The Shadows Foot Tapper.


MESSAGE FOR THE FANS: "You guys are really THE nicest people you could ever hope to meet (some of you people are my best friends), Keep on listening to Queen!"

MESSAGE TO BRIAN: "Oh God where do I start? If only you knew how much you've done for me over the past year or so! You've always unknowingly been there for me, you and your music give me strength! somehow you make my crazy world a brighter place just with your beautiful smiles!! And without you I would never have been inspired to take up guitar!! I hope some day I do something for you, THANK YOU for everything, I love you more each day (is thay possible?!) Oooooh everything I dooo- I do for you!!"

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