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Mercury (Reprint) (Hardcover) by Lesley-Ann Jones

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Revealing and intimate, based on more than 100 interviews with key figures in his life, this is the definitive biography of Queen front man Freddie Mercury, one of pop music's best-loved and most complex figures.



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Revealing and intimate, based on more than 100 interviews with key figures in his life, this is the definitive biography of Queen front man Freddie Mercury, one of pop music's best-loved and most complex figures.

A revealing, intimate look at the man who would be Queen.

As lead vocalist for the iconic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury's 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 façade.

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 man's legendary life in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Rock journalist Lesley-Ann Jones gained unprecedented access to Mercury's tribe, and she details Queen's slow but steady rise to fame and Mercury's descent into dangerous, pleasure-seeking excesses--this was, after all, a man who once declared, "Darling, I'm doing everything with everyone."

In her journey to understand Mercury, Jones traveled to London, Zanzibar, and India--talking with everyone from Mercury's 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.



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"Mercury goes beyond the glittering façade to get an unvarnished look at Queen's rise to fame, the loves of Mercury's life and his fraught relationship with his conservative past, creating a complete portrait of this magnetic musician." --MetroSource



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Lesley-Ann Jones is an award-winning music journalist and author. She toured with Queen and has unrivalled access to the band. She lives in London.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inches (W) x 1.28 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.36 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Entertainment + Performing Arts, Composers + Musicians
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Lesley-Ann Jones
Language: English
Street Date: July 3, 2012
TCIN: 14096924
UPC: 9781451663952
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1207
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 9.5 inches length x 6.25 inches width x 1.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.35 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

What a great book

5 out of 5 stars
Trisha - 11 years ago
This book is about the life of Freddie Mercury Faruke Bulsara the front man of the legandary group Queen. This is a must have for all Queen fans. The writer gives an account of the late Freddie from where he was born, where he went to school, and subsequently how he came to know John, Rodger and Brian the future Queen band mates. What a great way to find out about the Life and Death of Freddie at the age of 45.
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