there lived a beautiful magazine that didn't need to bombard it's loyal subjects with
an overload of cover lines and free items in a desperate attempt to entice them inside
or to distinguish itself apart from all the other magazines in the kingdom!
It didn't need to..because the image on the cover like the name above it, was strong enough
to stand alone on it's own merit and also strong enough to stand the test of time.In my opinion there are very few compelling and memorable magazine covers on the
shelves these days... certainly not the kind that someone would treasure 45 years from now,
unlike the magazine that I am referring to, and that magazine was called.....Queen!
I'm lucky enough to own a small collection of Queen mags dating from the mid to late 60s,
a little the worse for wear when I acquired them and unfortunately after many years and
more house moves than I care to remember..a litle bit more the worse for wear now ! But...
still beautiful, even if they are a bit rough around the edges..so before they disintegrate any
further I finally found the time to scan and preserve them..I'm using the term scan loosely,
after much frustration I actually ended up having to photograph them because my scanner
wasn't quite large enough to capture the image without losing either half of the Q or half of
the N..and on a couple of occasions a bit of both! Anyhow, my inner geek (which I now know
resides just below the surface) wasn't happy! and wasn't having any of it. So finally.... after
several hours and several cups of tea, here it is...a photographic tale of Queen Magazine in
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from my personal collection of Queen Magazines.