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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... sometimes months after publication. For his birthday, he received a tape
recorder and would record pop music broadcast late at night on British
programmes. At school, Freddie, Subash and the other male pupils 16 IS THIS
THE REAL LIFE?
Also at Eel Pie that night was a friend from outside the college, Ray Pearl. 'Fred
left Eel Pie early as he wanted to practise his piano,' recalls Pearl now. 'In my
memory, he was quiet and retiring and culturally very different from his college ...
Once there, fuelled by loud music and booze, Freddie's attention was
increasingly drawn to another female guest. His date for the night was not best
pleased. Freddie's ardour, not to mention his carefully teased hair-do, was
dampened when ...
Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and Paul McCartney and John Lennon were among the
musicians crowding London night spots such as Blaises and the Bag o' Nails that
summer watching Hendrix make, to quote one eyewitness, 'everyone's fillings ...
A Saturday night trip to a local dance would prove fruitful. 'We turned up to watch
this band playing at Murray Park Hall in Whitton,' says Dave. 'They were called
Chris and The Whirlwinds. We were impressed because the lead guitarist had ...
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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