Freddie Mercury

Author: Alfonso Casas

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477321276

Category: Music

Page: 117

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The music of Queen and powerhouse lead singer Freddie Mercury are best experienced with the volume turned all the way up. Alfonso Casas’s Freddie Mercury delivers a sonorous homage to the formidable singer and the turning points that produced a game-changing body of music that continues to inspire fans around the globe. First published in Spain and now available worldwide, this luminous work covers Freddie's three “births”: his birth as Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar; his adoption of the last name of Mercury and the launch of Queen with Brian May and Roger Taylor; and the emergence of the lasting legend after Freddie’s death at the age of forty-five. Casas's evocative illustrations highlight the key moments in the singer’s transformation from child prodigy to superstar, bringing to life the bold innovator who broke free of his conventional upbringing. Chronicling events from Freddie’s marriage to Mary Austin and early fame in London’s 1970s glam scene, to the making of multiple megahits (including the six-minute chart-topper “Bohemian Rhapsody”), to his final years in a lasting relationship with Jim Hutton, Freddie Mercury is an exhilarating, poignant portrait of a creative genius who lived life to the hilt.

Freddie Mercury

Author: Laura Jackson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748129073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 5396


**THE DEFINITIVE, UP-TO-DATE BIOGRAPHY OF FREDDIE MERCURY** '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.

Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic

Author: Mark Blake

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783237783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6529


Freddie Mercury was rock’s most dazzling showman, a legendary entertainer who in 1991, at the age of just forty-five, became the first major music star to die of AIDS. Mercury’s soaring four-octave voice was a defining element in Queen’s unique sound, crucial to the success of the band’s fifteen studio albums, from Queen (1973) to Made in Heaven (1995). He was also a supremely talented songwriter and musician who wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, including ‘Killer Queen’, ‘We Are the Champions’ and their biggest triumph, the epic anthem ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. As a solo artist he released two acclaimed albums: Mr. Bad Guy in 1985 and the operatic 'Barcelona' with Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé in 1988. Mercury’s extraordinary charisma was perhaps best seen in his imperious live performances, in which he’d hold vast stadium crowds to rapturous attention. His outrageous theatrics, physicality and over-the-top costumes led one commentator to describe him as ‘a performer out to tease, shock, and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himself’. He pushed the limits of camp in everything he did. His extreme behaviour, in a society in which being gay was only starting to be accepted, just added to Freddie Mercury’s allure. With expert understanding, Mark Blake traces Mercury’s life from his childhood in Zanzibar and India to his untimely death, and charts his astonishing achievements including in Queen’s world-conquering performance at Live Aid in 1985. In the year that marks what would have been his seventieth birthday, Freddie Mercury: A Life celebrates a remarkable life, lived to the fullest. Featuring revealing interviews with fellow musicians, producers and collaborators, and a detailed discography and timeline, this is a memorable tribute to a unique recording artist and an irreplaceable performer who rocked the world.

Conversations With Freddie Mercury

Author: Ronald Ritter,Sussan Evermore

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312566760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Meet the real Freddie Mercury, the iconic vocalist of Queen who died in 1991. We make contact through Sussan Evermore (the host) who connects to him via a process called channeling. Channeling is a process that allows Freddie to use the hosts vocabularly to express himself. Freddie discusses his friends, life, loves and sexuality. He speaks honesty about his world of life in the physical world.This is more than a discussion with the real Freddie Mercury, it is an understanding of the process of life and death from someone who has passed through it, enjoy. Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

The Extraordinary Life of Freddie Mercury

Author: Michael Lee Richardson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241433959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2059


The story of a man whose music changed the world. Farrokh Bulsara was a young boy who loved music and was known for being quiet and kind, even when people made fun of his unusual teeth. Farrokh grew up to be Freddie Mercury, an incredible musician who could command audiences with his charisma and talent, and who would one day say that those teeth were the very reason he was able to sing with such amazing range. From his childhood in Zanzibar to the formation of rock band Queen, to their record-breaking Live Aid performance, discover the journey Freddie Mercury took to becoming one of the world's most influential musicians. Collect them all! Packed full of incredible stories, fantastic facts and dynamic illustrations, Extraordinary Lives shines a light on important modern and historical figures from all over the world. The Extraordinary Life of Michelle Obama The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank The Extraordinary Life of Mahatma Gandhi The Extraordinary Life of Alan Turing The Extraordinary Life of Serena Williams The Extraordinary Life of Greta Thunberg

Freddie Mercury: An Intimate Biography

Author: David Bret

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291819436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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For over twenty years, Freddie Mercury reigned supreme as the frontman and leading light of one of the biggest, most exciting and best-selling bands in British musical history. From their debut in 1973 to the release of their final studio album in 1991, the year of Freddie's death, Queen charted forty-one Top 40 singles, including three Number Ones. Throughout this hugely successful time there was Freddie Mercury: extrovert, flamboyant, wowing each successive audience with his superb vocals and his unique showmanship. Based on exclusive interviews with his close friends, fellow musicians and lovers, best-selling author David Bret traces the spectacular life of this rock icon, from his obscure youth in a remote part of India to his final, courageous battle against AIDS~the terrible disease that robbed the world of one of its greatest stars.

Penguin Readers Level 5: Freddie Mercury (ELT Graded Reader)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241483115

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 1835


Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series. Please note that the eBook edition does NOT include access to the audio edition and digital book. Written for learners of English as a foreign language, each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Freddie Mercury, a Level 5 Reader, is B1 in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing present perfect continuous, past perfect, reported speech and second conditional. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly. This book tells the story of Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest rock stars of all time. Learn about his early years as a shy young boy from Zanzibar. Discover how he became the lead singer of one of the most famous rock bands in history, Queen. Visit the Penguin Readers website Register to access online resources including tests, worksheets and answer keys. Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock a digital book and audio edition (not available with the eBook).

Somebody to Love

Author: Matt Richards,Mark Langthorne

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681884097

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 5416


For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man. Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s. Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous. The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, & Musical Theater

Author: Claude J. Summers

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 1573441988

Category: Music

Page: 303

View: 8233


This unique encyclopedia showcases the contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to music, dance, and musical theater.

Coming of Age in Popular Culture: Teenagers, Adolescence, and the Art of Growing Up

Author: Donald C. Miller

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144084061X

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 5301


Documenting the evolution of teens and media from the 1950s through 2010, this book examines the films, books, television shows, and musical artists that impacted American culture and shaped the "coming of age" experience for each generation. • Presents concise content and detailed analysis written in an easy-to-understand style • Provides key historical context that enables readers to more clearly understand the significance of media presentations and their tremendous impact within our culture • Documents how media reflect the values and beliefs of a specific era but in some cases can also challenge these entrenched views and serve to change them