Is this the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen

Aurum, 2010 - 410 sivua
"Queen are unique among the great rock bands. Twenty years after the death of flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury, their fanbase remains massive. Is This the Real Life? is the definitive history of the group behind such classic hits as 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'We Will Rock You' and 'Don't Stop Me Now'. Having already interviewed the surviving band members, Mark Blake has conducted over 50 new interviews, from long-forgotten bass players to Freddie Mercury's schoolmates in Isleworth. He traces Queen's career from their first gawky performances through their sensational stage-stealing appearance on Live Aid to the surviving members' collaboration with Paul Rodgers at the beginning of the century. Full of fascinating new revelations - especially about the improbable transformation of a shy Asian schoolboy named Farrokh Bulsara into the outrageous hedonist that was Freddie Mercury ..."--Publisher's description.

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Käyttäjän arvio  - rmharris - LibraryThing

Blake cuts his way through a thicket of fan magazines and press clippings, and appears to have interviewed practically everyone associated with Queen’s early days that was willing to talk, to deliver ... Lue koko arvostelu

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Käyttäjän arvio  - twehking - LibraryThing

A great background on a great group. There were far too many typos however. Lue koko arvostelu

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Mark Blake is the author of "Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd" and a longtime contributor to "Mojo." He lives in London with his wife and son.

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