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 ...
'We were born on the same day and in the same year, my parents knew his father
, but we had never seen each other in Stone Town,' says Shah now. During some
school holidays, the two would make the long trip back home together.
'Hindu, Muslim, Christian . . . if you could sing you were in the choir,' says Murray.
Although shy, the future Freddie Mercury's flair for drama showed itself at St
Peter's, in more ways than one. He played a doctor in the school's production of
programmes. At school, Freddie, Subash and the other male pupils would sit in
strictly delegated lines behind the female pupils. 'All the African Arab girls would
wear a traditional headdress called the bui-bui,' says Shah. 'One time we all went
'It was my fiftieth birthday and my father had found a newspaper cutting about
Freddie Mercury, who had died five years before,' he says. 'I listened to jazz. I
knew nothing about Queen. My father read the article and realised that this singer
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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