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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... help whip up the crowd but are almost drowned out by the sound of the road
crew behind them making last-minute adjustments. Finally, Smith removes his
copper's helmet, jams it under his armpit, and stands to attention for 'Her Majesty .
... his distinct, cracked backing vocals are an essential part of Queen's sound.
Whatever Freddie Mercury's bandmates do over the next twenty-two minutes,
they rarely divert attention from, as Geldof calls him, 'that outrageous lead singer'.
and start improvising, to try and make it sound better.' Intriguingly, the issue ofthe
name change comes up again. Brian Fanning insists that the name Fred (rather
than Freddie) was given to him at Isleworth: 'His name was Farrokh, but he felt ...
... dances at the Polytechnic. That year saw the Mike Cotton Sound and the
Graham Bond Organisation playing the college hall. With Patrick Connolly and
Paul Martin's help, Freddie decided to audition musicians ARE YOU
'It was something about the sound of the guitar and the voice and that sort of
blues feeling,' he explained. 'I used to lay under the bed covers with my little
crystal set listening to Radio Luxembourg and all this stuff that seemed very
exciting and ...
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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