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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... 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'.
... backing vocals, but his thing was still the piano. He also had this quirky way of
moving onstage, which you could see a little of later with Queen. We never
played outside the school, except one time when I was visiting my aunt in
Bombay and ...
An ad hoc group soon formed around Brian on guitar, Dave on bass guitar,
classmate John Sanger on piano and an older Hampton pupil, Bill Richards, on
vocals and guitar. Their repertoire included Manfred Mann, The Beatles and The
While Garnham could sing, and both May and Dilloway had recorded their vocals
during the bedroom taping sessions, the group needed a dedicated lead singer.
A Saturday night trip to a local dance would prove fruitful. 'We turned up to ...
'Wooly' handled lead vocals and guitar, with Brian switching to bass and Richard
Thompson playing drums. Among The Beatles and Martha and The Vandellas
covers and The Others' 'I'm Taking Her Home', the trio tried their hand at a game ...
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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