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Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date July 3, 2012
Pages 350
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451663952
ISBN-10 1451663951
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Reprint edition from Touchstone Books (July 3, 2012)
9781451663952 | details & prices | 350 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $26.00
About: 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.
Paperback
Reprint edition from Touchstone Books (April 30, 2017)
9781451663969 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $16.00

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