Freddie Mercury: The Biography

Freddie Mercury: The Biography

by Laura Jackson


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'An outstanding biography. . .a fitting testament to the creative genius' — Daily Mail

'Touches all manner of intriguing rock 'n' roll debauchery. . .fascinating reading' — Time Out

This fascinating biography of Freddie Mercury has received outstanding acclaim from Queen and rock fans worldwide — now revised and updated to coincide with the release of the film about his life, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Born Farrokh Bulsara on the island of Zanzibar, Freddie Mercury rose to worldwide stardom as the lead singer of Britain's biggest music act of all time. In this bestselling biography, Laura Jackson reveals the reality behind Queen's flamboyant frontman and lead singer, as she looks behind his unique brand of showmanship to discover who Freddie Mercury really was.

Featuring exclusive interviews with some of those closest to Freddie right up until his tragic death, original Queen members and many others — including new and intimate stories from Tim Rice, Richard Branson, Cliff Richard, Bruce Dickinson, Mike Moran, Wayne Eagling, Zandra Rhodes and Susannah York — this is the definitive biography of one of rock's greatest legends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749956080
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 352,867
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Laura Jackson is a highly regarded biographer. She has published biographies of many rock and film stars including: Steven Tyler, Queen, Kiefer Sutherland, Brian May and Brian Jones. Laura lives in Scotland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

1 A Star is Born l

2 Mercury Rising 10

3 What's In a Name? 34

4 Blind Faith 51

5 Smoke and Mirrors 63

6 One of a Kind 77

7 Excess of Ego 106

8 Alley Creeper 131

9 Shifting Sands 143

10 Cutting Up Rough 157

11 Wembley Wizard 176

12 Death Knell 194

13 Seeking Sanctuary 219

14 Silent Sorrow 232

15 The Legend Lives On 246

Index 264

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