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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Whatever Freddie Mercury's bandmates do over the next twenty-two minutes,
they rarely divert attention from, as Geldof calls him, 'that outrageous lead singer'.
At the very beginning, Mercury was a glam-rock pimpernel. Not now. The hair is ...
Although shy, the future Freddie Mercury's flair for drama showed itself at St
Peter's, in more ways than one. He played a doctor in the school's production of
the nineteenth-century farce Cure for the Fidgets, and, during one performance,
Various conflicting rumours surfaced about Freddie Mercury's schooldays,
particularly in the years following his death. One story claimed that he had a
relationship with another older male pupil at school; another that he was
In the years following his death in 1991, St Peter's opened its doors to TV crews
and journalists seeking to uncover more about Freddie's Mercury's childhood.
Much of the school's premises remain unchanged; the school hall in which The ...
According to one of Mercury's friends, 'Freddie wished his life had begun aged
twenty-one in Feltham.' This is supported by the fact that he never referred to his
time at Isleworth Polytechnic in any interview. Yet his stint at the college formed a
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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