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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After a quick lap of the stage, Freddie Mercury seats himself at a piano stage left.
The audience ... Freddie's roadie Peter Hince hoves into view, passing the singer
his instantly recognisable prop – a sawn-off mic stand. Mercury prowls the lip of ...
problems: wrangles with the American record label; a lack of airplay; divisive
influences within the Freddie camp; and the ... May, Taylor and Mercury had all
made solo albums, with Freddie's debut released just two months before Live Aid
Beneath it is a photograph of Queen's lead singer Freddie Mercury, looking
illustrious in fur waistcoat, flanked by seasonal tinsel ... The photographer has
captured Freddie's popular habit of sucking his lower lip to conceal his top front
Freddie himself would claim to have had what he called a 'sheltered' upbringing,
recalling the splendour of his uncle's villa ... In truth, Freddie's paternal uncle,
Manchershaw Bulsara, worked for the Zanzibar Electrical and Telegraph
Boys roomed together in dormitories, and Freddie became part of Ashlin House,
one of four schoolhouses. In a letter from 1958, Bulsara wrote: 'My friends at the
Ashlin House are like a second family.' It was a fortunate arrangement, given his
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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