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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Bounding onstage at Live Aid, they look, as Geldof says, 'like the most unlikely
rock band you could imagine'. John Deacon (Geldof: 'the reserved bass guitarist')
takes up his position at the back, close to the drum riser. Despite a pop star's ...
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 ...
'Freddie's mouth was bleeding; he had blood all over his face. I was his second in
the corner of the ring, holding the towel. I kept saying, “Look, Freddie, give up.
You're getting hurt.” But he would not stop. He had this steely look in his eye, as if
What Fred doesn't look like is a pop star. As Ray Pearl puts it: 'Where did that
extrovert butterfly come from?' Neither Adrian Morrish nor Brian Fanning recall
Freddie ever having girlfriends of his own while at the Polytechnic. 'But neither do
'I'd like to be viewed as something alive and relevant,' he says, with a rather
harried look. 'Not some fossil.' In December 1966, while Freddie Bulsara was still
some way off from living out any musical dream, May, then a nineteen-year-old ...
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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