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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After a quick lap of the stage, Freddie Mercury seats himself at a piano stage left.
The audience erupts as he picks out the opening figure to 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
– how else to start? – crossing his hands with a camp flourish to play the high ...
May's distorted guitar solo hurries 'We Will Rock You' to its conclusion, before
Mercury returns to the piano. 'We Are the Champions' is the Queen song that has
always worked the band's fiercest detractors into a lather. In 1977, the song's ...
She also spotted his growing interest in music and suggested to his parents that
they sign him up for piano lessons at the school. With the encouragement of his
teachers, Freddie studied with an elderly Irish pianist, who, according to one ...
Freddie played the school's upright piano. In an environment starved of the real
thing, The Hectics became the star attraction at any school function, playing to a
mixed audience that included a highly enthusiastic contingent from the ...
Even the piano on which he performed remained in tact, until partly destroyed by
a fire in 2002. Of his bandmates in The Hectics, Farang Irani opened a restaurant
in Mumbai, where he still shares stories with those stopping off for lunch as part ...
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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