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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There would be no Hectics II in Zanzibar. Instead, Freddie gleaned any scraps of
information about pop culture from the English magazines that arrived weeks,
sometimes months after publication. For his birthday, he received a tape recorder
By Christmas 1964 Freddie had joined the Polytechnic's youth choir (Brian
Fanning had a tape of the choir's performance, sadly lost) and appeared in the
role of Dimitri in The Kitchen. 'He was rather nervous and unsure, but, at the
same time, ...
Showing a similar ingenuity, by early 1964, Brian and Dave had begun using two
reel-to-reel tape recorders to experiment with multi-track recording; taping the
guitars on one machine, then playing the tape back in the room and playing
Only later did they discover that The Spotnicks sped up their tapes in the studio.
This revolving-door policy would find Brian occasionally guesting with The Others
, and brought May and Hammerton together for a one-off gig at Shepperton ...
The contest had been sponsored by Scotch tape, and the proviso for entering
was that groups had to submit songs recorded on a reel of Scotch. 1984
submitted two tracks: The Everly Brothers' 'Crying in the Rain' and Marvin Gaye's '
Ain't That ...
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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