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 ...
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 ...
Years before, while waiting for Queen to get their big break, Brian May had
watched David Bowie unveil his Ziggy Stardust alter ego onstage and been
struck with jealousy, wondering when it would be Queen's turn to make their mark
. Later ...
He also had this quirky way of moving onstage, which you could see a little of
later with Queen. We never played outside the school, except one time when I
was visiting my aunt in Bombay and I saw Freddie on the street. He came into the
'He liked the attention and he liked being onstage because he was also quite full
of himself. That was the first indication we had that he could also be an
exhibitionist.' Alan Hill appeared alongside Freddie in The Kitchen and again in a
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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