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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'That was when it clicked that it was Fred Bulsara,' remembers his old college
friend. 'That nervous tic was even more of a distinct trademark than the maroon
blazer.' Just a few months before Freddie made his UK stage debut in The
... teeth at the back of his mouth. Bruce Murray insists that nobody called Freddie '
Bucky' to his face ('or they would have had us to contend with'). But others
maintain that he was widely known by this nickname or, as Subash Shah
that Freddie was always known by his adopted English name, Subash Shah
remembers him only being known by his birth name of Farrokh while at
Panchgani. At the age of twelve, Freddie won the school's annual Junior
AllRounder prize for ...
'He dressed weirdly in drainpipe trousers that weren't quite long enough and
middle-aged jackets that were slightly too small,' remembers Adrian. 'I suppose
he'd brought those clothes with him from Zanzibar or India. He seemed very
Lectures at the Polytechnic were broken up by trips to the local cafe and pub ('
Fred and I would run a critique on the latest jukebox offerings,' remembers
Fanning, 'things like Otis Redding's “My Girl”'). Though in Adrian Morrish's case,
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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