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.
Tulokset 1 - 5 kokonaismäärästä 100
Today's Live Aid concerts in Philadelphia and London will unite musicians of
every age. ... There are over eighty thousand people in the audience at London's
Wembley Stadium alone, and a satellite TV link-up means that a further 400
Freddie was similarly eager to see something ofEngland beyond his tiny corner
ofsuburban West London. On the Easter weekend of 1965, Fanning, Morrish and
Pearl planned to take him on a hitchhiking trip to John O'Groats. Whether it was ...
In London, Hendrix recruited an English drummer and bassist to form the The
Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and Paul McCartney and John
Lennon were among the musicians crowding London night spots such as Blaises
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.
Clifford Essex in [London's] Cambridge Circus,' he recalled. 'But everything else
was junk.' With its twenty-four frets and the customised positioning of the pick-ups
, the DIY instrument had a unique sound and tonality. Once completed, 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