Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen
Hachette Books, 22.3.2011 - 432 sivua
Queen's success in the 1970s was accompanied by a taste for musical and non-musical excess. Is This the Real Life? draws on eyewitness testimonies -- former producers and managers, ex-girlfriends and boyfriends -- to create a complete picture of one of the world's most ambitiously driven rock bands at work and at play. Revealing Queen's complex dynamic, Blake also explores how Freddie Mercury's sexuality alienated some of the band's fan base, how they reinvented themselves by morphing from hard rock to pop, and how they saw out their final years as Mercury became one of the most successful rock stars in the world.
Is This the Real Life? looks beyond Queen's public persona to shed light on the legendary band's four wildly divergent personalities, particularly lead singer Freddie Mercury's.
... 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