Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury (Hardcover)
A REVEALING, INTIMATE LOOK AT THE MAN WHO WOULD BE QUEEN
As lead vocalist for the iconic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercurys unmatched skills as a songwriter and his flamboyant showmanship made him a superstar and Queen a household...
As lead vocalist for the iconic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercurys unmatched skills as a songwriter and his flamboyant showmanship made him a superstar and Queen a household name. But despite his worldwide fame, few people ever really glimpsed the man behind the glittering facade.
Now, more than twenty years after his death, those closest to Mercury are finally opening up about this pivotal figure in rock n roll. Based on more than a hundred interviews with key figures in his life, Mercury offers the definitive account of one mans legendary life in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Rock journalist Lesley-Ann Jones gained unprecedented access to Mercurys tribe, and she details Queens slow but steady rise to fame and Mercurys descent into dangerous, pleasure-seeking excesses this was, after all, a man who once declared, Darling, Im doing everything with everyone.
In her journey to understand Mercury, Jones traveled to London, Zanzibar, and Indiatalking with everyone from Mercurys closest friends to the sound engineer at Band Aid (who was responsible for making Queen even louder than the other bands) to second cousins halfway around the world. In the process, an intimate and complicated portrait emerges. Meticulously researched, sympathetic yet not sensational, Mercury offers an unvarnished look at the extreme highs and lows of life in the fast lane. At the heart of this story is a man . . . and the music he loved.
|Genre||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians|
|Publisher Date||2012-07-03 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||1.35 lb|
|Subtitle||An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury|
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