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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Back then, a generation of younger punk bands singing about reallife issues was
supposed to depose the likes of Queen. Live Aid's audience, some of whom may
never have counted themselves as fans before today, care not one iota.
At the age of five Freddie began attending the local missionary school, and
showed the first glimmer of interest in music, singing for his family and guests at
social functions. In early 1955, his life would undergo its first upheaval. Believing
Fred's thing was always music and singing and being onstage.' Through 1964
and 1965, The Crown folk club in Twickenham staged performances from the
likes ofBert Jansch, John Renbourn and Duster Bennett. The Eel Pie Island Hotel
'The three of us would sit around his piano and sing,' says Patrick. 'A favourite ...
Paul could play, I couldn't sing, but Fred's enthusiasm brought us together. He'd
actually encourage me: “Look, Patrick, you're singing, you can do it.”' Years later
'I remember walking around one of the corridors in the upstairs wing and hearing
this guy playing an acoustic guitar and singing that Tommy Steel thing, “Singing
the Blues” [a hit for Steele in 1957 and Guy Mitchell in 1956]. He sounded good ...
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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