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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beer over his head. 'The extrovert butterfly' was starting to emerge from his
cocoon. On 16 December another influence crashed into Freddie Bulsara's life in
the form of black American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who made his UK TV debut on
Later, Freddie would talk of 'scouring the country' to see Hendrix play, which
suggests that he and Queen's future guitarist may have even been in the same
audience when Hendrix played London's Saville Theatre on 29 January 1967.
Like The Jimi Hendrix Experience, with whom they seemed locked in a deadheat
musical race, Cream's freewheeling sound and virtuosity spun the blues off into
myriad directions. Between them, Clapton and Hendrix opened up May's eyes to
... (minus the MU rates the studio would have had to pay a professional band)
and recording a handful of songs, including Cream's 'NSU', Sam and Dave's '
Hold On I'm Coming', Hendrix's 'Purple Haze', and Eddie Floyd's 'Knock On Wood
On 13 May, 1984 were booked on the same bill at Imperial College as The Jimi
Hendrix Experience, the day after the band released its debut album, Are You
Experienced? 'Brimi' was in his element. But there would be no communication ...
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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