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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The drummer's frank assessment that the band had 'outlasted some ofour
marriages' didn't exclude that same marriage from now being on the rocks. Years
of touring, making music and generally accommodating each other's egos had
Victory Rana, The Hectics' drummer, later graduated from the United States Army
War College, and became Inspector-General of the Nepalese army, before being
appointed by Kofi Annan as Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping ...
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
However, the group were still missing one vital ingredient: a drummer. 'So we put
up a postcard saying that we were looking for one in the window of Albert's Music
Shop in Twickenham,' says Garnham. They had one applicant, Richard ...
I I I Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum likes to tell a story about Queen's
Roger Taylor. In the late 1970s, the fifteen-year-old Sorum and his friends would
while away their evenings on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip. One night, the gang ...
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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