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Queen: Happy and Glorious?

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, March 1991

Mostly victorious, the reign of Queen has seen two decades of pomp and bombast, outsized gestures and theatrical flamboyance. But, as Phil Sutcliffe discovers, even royalty has its downside. "It’s hard to see how we’ve stayed together all this time. No amount of fame or money can insulate you from the pain."

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