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Mercury : An Intimate Biography Of Freddie Mercury (2012)
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Call Number BIOGRAPHY/MUSICIANS/MERCURY,F


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Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition:  1st Touchstone hardcover ed
Description:  viii, 350 p., 32 p. of plates : ill., plates ; cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451663952 (hardcover : alk. paper), 1451663951 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781451663969 (trade paper : alk. paper), 145166396X (trade paper : alk. paper),
Language:  English


This rock biography is a revelaing, intimate look at the man who would be Queen. The 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 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, the author, a rock journalist offers the definitive account of one man's legendary life in the spotlight and behind the scenes. She 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, she 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. It 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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