Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen
Hachette Books, 22.3.2011 - 432 sivua
The definitive biography of Queen and Freddie Mercury, by the author of Comfortably Numb and Bring It On Home
Despite the death of their exuberant front man Freddie Mercury in 1991, Queen remains one of the most popular bands on the planet, with 300 million global album sales and the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, a "foot-stomping celebration of Queen," hitting theaters. Yet the full story of their extraordinary success and the truths behind the enigmatic Mercury has never fully been told, until now.
Journalist Mark Blake, author of the bestselling Pink Floyd biography Comfortably Numb, has drawn on his own earlier interviews with the band and conducted nearly 100 exclusive interviews with record producers, ex-band members, personal assistants, and school friends, including many of Freddie Mercury's earliest associates, to produce a complete, fascinating account of the band's rise from suburbia to worldwide super-stardom. Is This the Real Life? tells, for the first time, how this groundbreaking band became champions of the world.
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'I'd never seen anything like that in my life,' admitted Brian May later. From here
on, the group appears invincible. Mercury teases the audience, flexing his vocal
cords with some call-and-response banter, before launching into 'Hammer to Fall'
May, Taylor and Mercury had all made solo albums, with Freddie's debut
released just two months before Live Aid. None had yet succeeded in forging a
separate identity as a solo artist away from what Brian May called 'The
'Freddie Mercury was very much his own creation. He made himself.' Roger
Taylor 'Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined someone like Brian
May would be a rock 'n' roller.' Freddie Mercury 'Roger Taylor is the Peter Pan of
The family settled in Feltham, Hounslow, an anonymous suburban town a little
over three miles from the airport at which they'd arrived. Fellow resident Brian
May's blunt description of Feltham was 'a place where nothing ever happened'.
I I I Brian May's house isn't the most ostentatious in the country lane. That
accolade ... May's own nineteenth-century country retreat, in the same Surrey
village of Wyndlesham that Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York calls home, is less
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LibraryThing ReviewKäyttäjän 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
LibraryThing ReviewKäyttäjän arvio - twehking - LibraryThing
A great background on a great group. There were far too many typos however. Lue koko arvostelu
CHAPTER NINE Huge Plastic Falsies
CHAPTER TEN Sweet Dreams
CHAPTER ELEVEN A Ferrari in the Garage