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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This band have drilled themselves with four days of intensive rehearsals, timing
their twenty-minute set to the very last second, and selecting their songs for
maximum impact. After a quick lap of the stage, Freddie Mercury seats himself at
We had no idea whether he could sing but we invited him along to rehearsals to
see what he could do.' Their latest recruit was Tim Staffell from Teddington,
another Hampton pupil, and, at sixteen, a few months younger than Dave and
The band began regular rehearsals at Chase Bridge primary school in
Twickenham, next door to the rugby stadium, reaping the benefits ofa Richmond
council scheme that allowed groups to use local schools and youth clubs for a
But as Tim Staffell put it: 'The songs were dredged from all sorts of areas.
Because of the nature of the material we approached, we were almost schoolboy
cabaret.' The Chase Bridge rehearsals and occasional gigs continued, but minus
34 IS ...
The Chase Bridge rehearsals and occasional gigs continued, but minus John
Sanger, who'd taken up a place at ... The group continued on as a fivepiece, with
Tim and Brian having weekly rehearsal competitions to see who could hit the ...
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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