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The Resource Mercury : an intimate biography of Freddie Mercury, Lesley-Ann Jones

Mercury : an intimate biography of Freddie Mercury, Lesley-Ann Jones

Label
Mercury : an intimate biography of Freddie Mercury
Title
Mercury
Title remainder
an intimate biography of Freddie Mercury
Statement of responsibility
Lesley-Ann Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This rock biography is a revealing, 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Lesley-Ann
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.M389
LC item number
J66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mercury, Freddie
  • Mercury, Freddie
  • Mercury, Freddie
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock musicians
  • England
  • Rock musicians
Label
Mercury : an intimate biography of Freddie Mercury, Lesley-Ann Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338), discography (p. 333-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Live aid -- Zanzibar -- Panchgani -- London -- Queen -- Front man -- Mary -- Trident -- EMI -- Dudes -- Rhapsody -- Fame -- Champions -- Munich -- Phoebe -- South America -- Barbara -- Jim -- Break free -- Live -- Budapest -- Garden Lodge -- Barcelona -- For the road -- Legend
Control code
ocn759912877
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
Extent
viii, 350 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781451663952
Lccn
2012017271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451663952
  • (OCoLC)759912877
Label
Mercury : an intimate biography of Freddie Mercury, Lesley-Ann Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338), discography (p. 333-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Live aid -- Zanzibar -- Panchgani -- London -- Queen -- Front man -- Mary -- Trident -- EMI -- Dudes -- Rhapsody -- Fame -- Champions -- Munich -- Phoebe -- South America -- Barbara -- Jim -- Break free -- Live -- Budapest -- Garden Lodge -- Barcelona -- For the road -- Legend
Control code
ocn759912877
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
Extent
viii, 350 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781451663952
Lccn
2012017271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451663952
  • (OCoLC)759912877

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