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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People. 'Tell the old faggot it's gonna be the biggest thing 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.
Live Aid will prove a pivotal moment in the careers of the still-novice U2 and
Madonna, but will do nothing for the longevity ... This multi-millionaire band (
listed in the 1982 Guinness Book of Records as Britain's highest-paid company
... of the 38-yearold Mercury as a global pop star. And yet, in years to come,
Mercury will have more in common with today's wannabes than history currently
allows. Years before Live Aid, as an art student with musical ambitions, the man ...
Despite their usually unshakeable self-belief, the band are keenly aware that this
not just their crowd. Not for them, then, the sloppy approach taken by some of ...
Today, Live Aid will belong to Queen. I I I The rest of the band joins in, with May ...
Live Aid's worthy cause and the disposition ofmany pop stars has resulted in
plenty of furrowed brows on the Wembley stage ... In November 1984 they had
been absent from the recording of the Band Aid single, in which pop's great and
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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