An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury. USA 2012, 352pp. with numerous b/w + colour photographs, hardbound, € 24.39Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
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 glimpsed the man behind the glittering facade. Now, more than 20 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, Rock journalist Jones gained 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.« This biography offers an unvarnished look at the extreme highs and lows of a life in the fast lane.