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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'That was when it clicked that it was Fred Bulsara,' remembers his old college
friend. 'That nervous tic was even more of a distinct trademark than the maroon
blazer.' Just a few months before Freddie made his UK stage debut in The
They employed domestic staff, including an ayah (nanny) for their young son and
his baby sister Kashmira, who was born in 1952. 'By Zanzibar standards, they
were upper middleclass,' recalls a family friend. 'It was a common thing for folks in
In a letter from 1958, Bulsara wrote: 'My friends at the Ashlin House are like a
second family.' It was a fortunate arrangement, given his physical distance from
the real thing. Another pupil, in the year above Freddie, remembered him as 'a
grandmother and aunt's house in Bombay or with friends from school. It was his
Aunt Sheroo who noticed he was becoming a good artist, and she bought him a
set of oil paints. She also spotted his growing interest in music and suggested to
It was in the boxing ring that his friends saw further evidence of their classmate's
strength of character and focus. 'I never fought him as I was a different weight,'
remembers Shah. 'But those who did fight him had to go for a technical knockout.
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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