Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

The Definitive Biography

Book - 2011
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This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury. Written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting friendships with the band. Now, having secured access to the remaining band members and those who were closest to Freddie, from childhood to death, Lesley-Ann has written the most in depth account of one of music's best loved and most complex figures.

Meticulously researched, sympathetic, unsensational, the book - like the forthcoming film - will focus on the period in the 1980s when Queen began to fragment, before their Live Aid performance put them back in the frame.

In her journey to understand the man behind the legend, Lesley-Ann Jones has travelled from London to Zanzibar to India. Packed with exclusive interviews and told with the invaluable perspective that the twenty years since Mercury's death presents, Freddie Mercury is the most up to date portrait of a legendary man.

Fully revised and updated edition.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2011.
ISBN: 9781444733679
1444733672
Branch Call Number: 782.42166092 Mercu-J
Characteristics: 374 pages : illustrations (chiefly color).

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mammothhawk229e
Dec 27, 2018

Excellent biography on a singer with many inner demons thanks to his religion & sexuality.

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HopeButterfly
Sep 02, 2014

One of many books on the iconic rock legend....Freddie Mercury...but with any one writing on him....I take it with a grain of salt....but enjoyed it just the same!!!!

VanessaCCL Nov 27, 2012

"A portrait of the iconic rock band's late lead singer draws on insider access to trace his rise to fame, struggles with risky behaviour, relationships with loved ones and death from AIDS complications." Biography and Memoir Newsletter November 2012 http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=571059

VanessaCCL Nov 27, 2012

"A portrait of the iconic rock band's late lead singer draws on insider access to trace his rise to fame, struggles with risky behaviour, relationships with loved ones and death from AIDS complications." Biography and Memoir Newsletter November 2012 http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=571059

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"I don't know what it was like to have an ordinary brother. That's because my own brother was so extraordinary."
Freddie's sister Kashmira

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