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.
Tulokset 1 - 5 kokonaismäärästä 100
... Farrokh Bulsara told anyone YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE 3.
with musical ambitions, the man born Farrokh Bulsara told anyone who would
listen that he would 'be a star one day'. Few believed him. Despite their usually
unshakeable self-belief, the band are keenly aware that this not just their crowd.
'Of course there were feelings of being sent away from my parents and sister –
feelings of loneliness, feelings of rejection – but you had to do what you told,'
Mercury said later. 'So the sensible thing was to make the most of it. One thing ...
But he never told me why his parents had brought him back from India, and I
never asked.' There would be no Hectics II in Zanzibar. Instead, Freddie gleaned
any scraps of information about pop culture from the English magazines that
Fred also opened up to Patrick Connolly about his background: 'He told me what
luxuries his family had in Zanzibar, how he'd lived in a house with an ivory-white
piano. I think there were times when he missed the life they'd had.' There was ...
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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