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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John Deacon (Geldof: 'the reserved bass guitarist') takes up his position at the
back, close to the drum riser. Despite a pop star's shaggy perm, he most
resembles the electronics engineer he'd have become had a career in music not
Brian May, of the praying-mantis physique and busby of dark curls ('the hippy
guitarist', says Geldof), looks almost unchanged since the group began. May
undercut his guitar-hero posings with a naturally studious manner. For the
Bachelor of ...
A visibly more relaxed Brian May whips out the riff, while Mercury joshes with the
onstage cameraman, mugging into his lens, before prancing around the guitarist
like a matador goading a bull. Then, while May scrubs away, Mercury fixes the ...
If successful, it would give him the A-level he needed to be accepted at Ealing
Technical College and School of Art, alma mater of The Who guitarist Pete
Townshend. According to one of Mercury's friends, 'Freddie wished his life had
The Eel Pie Island Hotel had once been known for its jazz and big-band acts, but
now played host to the fledgling Rolling Stones and Yardbirds, The Tridents (
featuring the young guitarist Jeff Beck), Howlin' Wolf and the Butterfield Blues
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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