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.
Tulokset 1 - 5 kokonaismäärästä 100
The world has yet to invent the pensioner rock star, and Pete Townshend's
adolescent mission statement 'Hope I die before I get old' has never seemed
more ill-judged. Today's Live Aid concerts in Philadelphia and London will unite ...
For Dire Straits and Phil Collins, the ubiquitous multi- platinum-sellers of the day,
it will never get any bigger than this. Into this disparate mix comes a rock group
with 14 long years on the clock. This multi-millionaire band (listed in the 1982 ...
But its promo video, with scenes lifted from the 1920s sci-fi movieMetropolis,
which helped to sell the song. Today, on the first chorus, the audience mimics a
scene in the video, with thousands of hands above heads clapping as one. 'I'd
'I'd never seen anything like that in my life,' admitted Brian May later. From here
on, the group appears invincible. Mercury teases the audience, flexing his vocal
cords with some call-and-response banter, before launching into 'Hammer to Fall'
Live Aid's audience, some of whom may never have counted themselves as fans
before today, care not one iota. 'We Are the Champions' is a Hollywood
blockbuster of a song, a piece of escapist tosh, just like last year's Terminator or
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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