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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Other older pupils were already playing in bands: John Garnham, nicknamed '
Jag', owned a handsome Hofner Colorama; Pete 'Wooly' Hammerton had a
Telecaster and, later, an SG of which Brian was especially envious. Playing this
... underplaying the problem with my vocals, which weren't right at the time,' said
Richards. His replacement, Malcolm Childs, proved unreliable and lasted a few
days. Before long, John 'Jag' Garnham – and his Hofner Coloroma – had arrived.
While Garnham could sing, and both May and Dilloway had recorded their vocals
during the bedroom taping sessions, the group needed a dedicated lead singer.
A Saturday night trip to a local dance would prove fruitful. 'We turned up to ...
The hardcore of the band was now myself, Brian, Tim, Richard and John
Garnham on rhythm guitar, but John Sanger was still on the periphery, playing
the piano.' Their set was made up of covers of pop songs of the day, including, as
As John Garnham explains: 'We did a mix of songs in 1984, but there was no real
direction. Brian and Dave liked The Beatles, and I was more into Chuck Berry
and rhythm and blues, and I also took note of the soul stuff. I was always saying, ...
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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