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 31
Despite a pop star's shaggy perm, he most resembles the electronics engineer
he'd have become had a career in music not panned out. Earlier in the day, when
the band had been summoned to line up and meet Live Aid's royal guests, the ...
With his blond coiffure and dainty features (he once grew a beard to stop people
mistaking him for a girl) and offstage passion for sports cars and model girlfriends
, Taylor is the band's most obvious pop star. In recent years, his bass drum skin ...
Less lusty rock star, more naughty schoolboy, the twinkle in Freddie's eye
suggests that he takes none of this, including himself, seriously. Live Aid's worthy
cause and the disposition ofmany pop stars has resulted in plenty of furrowed
In an environment starved of the real thing, The Hectics became the star
attraction at any school function, playing to a ... Bulsara looks even less like a
future pop star than his bandmates, still a gawky schoolboy, grinning and
showing the ...
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
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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