Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen

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Da Capo Press, 22 mar. 2011 - 432 páginas
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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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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 ... Leer reseña completa

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Índice

CHAPTER ONE You Beautiful People
1
CHAPTER TWO Are You Experienced?
8
CHAPTER THREE A Happy Accident
55
CHAPTER FOUR A Strange Vibrato
94
CHAPTER FIVE These Silly Bastards
138
CHAPTER SIX A Vultures Crotch
167
CHAPTER SEVEN BoomBoom Cha
202
CHAPTER EIGHT Four Cocks Fighting
230
CHAPTER NINE Huge Plastic Falsies
274
CHAPTER TEN Sweet Dreams
306
CHAPTER ELEVEN A Ferrari in the Garage
355
Acknowledgements
394
Select Bibliography
395
Index
396
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Sobre el autor (2011)

Mark Blake is a former Assistant Editor of Q magazine, a long-time contributor to its sister title MOJO, and has written for Rolling Stone, the Times (London), Classic Rock, and the Daily Telegraph. He is the editor of two definitive music books, Dylan: Visions, Portraits & Back Pages and Punk: The Whole Story, and is the author of the Pink Floyd biography Comfortably Numb and Bring It On Home, the biography of Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant. Blake lives in London with his wife and son.

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