Nearly 28 years after the funeral of Freddie Mercury, Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed photos of the funeral program for the band’s accountant Peter Chant. A Queen member made a bold Axl Rose and Slash claim yesterday.
Brian May wrote, “A sad day for us. Funeral of a dear friend. Of course I can’t go – I’m 4,900 miles away in Houston. That’s one of the penalties of touring. But I’m there in spirit.
Peter Chant has been the Queen accountant for so many years – a rock of sensibility and sound advice through all the ups and all the downs of our career. He handled all the work personally, and had a unique style which in this day of electronic light-speed processing is already just a memory.
His analysis and prognostication was delivered with wry humour and a characteristic resigned shake of the head. No matter how good our news was, for Peter there were always grounds for concern ! This is probably what made him the perfect foil for our insane ambitions.
While we reached for the stars, he kept our feet firmly on the ground. We will all miss Peter dreadfully. Thank you for your wonderful work and your friendship. Rest In Peace, old friend. Bri”
A Queen member recently revealed the sad truth about bassist John Deacon’s absence. Roger Taylor posted, “So sad for the loss of our trusted friend and accountant, Peter Chant. My sincere condolences to his family. Roger.”