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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problems: wrangles with the American record label; a lack of airplay; divisive
influences within the Freddie camp; and the promo video for the single 'I Want To
Break Free', in which Queen dragged up in women's clothes (much loved in the
The rocky marriage is, it seems, back on course. But then as Freddie Mercury
admits, 'When you've tasted success as beautifully as I have, you don't want to let
it go in a hurry.' CHAPTER TWO Are You Experienced? 'Freddie Mercury was
His passion was for Little Richard, Fats Domino, Cliff Richard . . .' Subash Shah
adds, 'His knowledge of Hindi was limited but he could also listen to Indian songs
and somehow capture the same rhythm on the piano. When he wanted to, ...
When asked ifhe was the 'pretty boy that everyone wanted to lay', Mercury replied
, 'Funnily enough, yes . . . I was considered the arch poof.' When asked, in the
parlance of the mid-seventies, if he was 'bent', Freddie answered, 'Let's put it this
'He knew we wanted him to be a lawyer or an accountant, because most of his
cousins were,' said Jer Bulsara. 'But he'd say, “I'm not that clever, Mum. I'm not
that clever.”' Subash Shah insists that Freddie never completed his education in ...
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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