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Henry James Beach (born 9 March 1942 in Gloucester) is a British lawyer and band manager, best known for being the long-time manager of the rock band Queen, its individual members and the comedy group Monty Python. He was nicknamed "Miami" by Freddie Mercury, a play on his surname. He took over as manager of the band in 1978 after he had acted on their behalf as a lawyer.
Beach is co-founder of Transistor Project, together with Blur's Dave Rowntree. Beach is also the co-founder of the Mercury Phoenix trust, which promotes AIDS prevention worldwide. Beach lives in Montreux, Switzerland.
Jim Beach is married to Claudia Beach, and has a daughter and a son, Ol Beach. Ol Beach is the frontman for the band Yellowire and was formerly the keyboard player for the rock band Wire Daisies, discovered by Queen's Roger Taylor.
In popular culture
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- "Henry James "Miami" Beach". Endole Directory. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
- Idle, Eric (2018). Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography. Crown Archetype. pp. Chapter 5. ISBN 978-1984822581.
- "Music Veterans Launch E-Lable with outside Line". New Media Age. 13 May 2004.
- "About us". www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
- "MESSAGE FROM JIM BEACH". Brianmay.com. 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
- Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), retrieved 2019-02-20
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