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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... that ever happened.' Bob Geldof persuading Queen to play Live Aid 'Hello
World!' Audience banner at Live Aid, Wembley Stadium 'I have to win people over
. That's part of my duty. It's all to do with feeling in control.' Freddie Mercury, 1985
Whatever Freddie Mercury's bandmates do over the next twenty-two minutes,
they rarely divert attention from, as Geldof calls him, 'that outrageous lead singer'.
At the very beginning, Mercury was a glam-rock pimpernel. Not now. The hair is ...
After a quick lap of the stage, Freddie Mercury seats himself at a piano stage left.
The audience erupts as he picks out the opening figure to 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
– how else to start? – crossing his hands with a camp flourish to play the high ...
May's distorted guitar solo hurries 'We Will Rock You' to its conclusion, before
Mercury returns to the piano. ... But then as Freddie Mercury admits, 'When you've
tasted success as beautifully as I have, you don't want to let it go in a hurry.
'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
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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