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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Having already delivered what Brian May calls 'mock-opera', synth-pop and
heavy metal, it's time for the cod-rockabilly of Queen's 1979 hit 'Crazy Little Thing
Called Love'. Mercury claimed he wrote while sitting it in the bath. By the song's
Arnold Wesker's social drama The Kitchen is the story of a thwarted love affair
between a young chef and a married waitress. The part of the porter, Dimitri, a
Cypriot frustrated by his menial job, is played by an eighteen-year-old art
I love that.' At the age of five Freddie began attending the local missionary school,
and showed the first glimmer of interest in music, singing for his family and guests
at social functions. In early 1955, his life would undergo its first upheaval.
In another, we were doing a mime of undying love for this woman.' Morrish and
Connolly both spent time at the Bulsaras' house in Gladstone Avenue. 'We'd sit in
his room and play records and talk about the things teenagers talk about,' says ...
By Easter of 1966 Dusty Springfield's 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me' was
blasting out of the pub jukebox where 'Fred, Ade and Bri' had once held their
lunchtime music critique sessions. Three months later, British blues singer John ...
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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