The Resource Mercury, Lesley-Ann Jones, (electronic resource)

Mercury, Lesley-Ann Jones, (electronic resource)

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Mercury
Title
Mercury
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Lesley-Ann Jones
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eng
Summary
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. As lead vocalist for the iconic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury's unmatched skills as a songwriter and flamboyant showmanship made him a superstar, and Queen a household name. But few people ever really glimpsed the man behind the glittering fa?ade. Mercury was the first major rock star to die from AIDS. Now, twenty years after his death, those closest to him are finally opening up about this pivotal figure in rock n' roll. With unprecedented access to Mercury's tribe, rock journalist Lesley-Ann Jones has crafted the definitive account of Mercury's legendary life. Jones details Queen's slow but steady rise to fame, and Mercury's descent into dangerous, pleasure-seeking excesses. Jones doesn't shy away from Mercury's often colorful lifestyle?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 Freddie's closest friends, to the sound engineer at Band Aid (who was responsible for making Queen louder than the other bands), to second cousins halfway around the world, an intimate and complicated portrait emerges. Meticulously researched, sympathetic yet not sensational, Mercury offers an unvarnished, revealing look at the extreme highs and lows of life in the fast lane. Freddie Mercury will be the subject of a major motion picture titled Mercury , slated for 2012 production, produced by Graham King, starring Sacha Baron Cohen. This book is a key source for the film. Mercury is the most compelling, up-to-date portrait of an enigmatic entertainer who thrilled audiences around the world with a magnetism matched by few performers
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Jones, Lesley-Ann
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  • Collingwood, Jane
  • Jones, Lesley-Ann
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
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Mercury, Lesley-Ann Jones, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781442357488
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3A9962B6-3A73-48D8-9342-155AF898AFBF
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Label
Mercury, Lesley-Ann Jones, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/3a9962b6-3a73-48d8-9342-155af898afbf
Publication
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
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stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442357488
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
3A9962B6-3A73-48D8-9342-155AF898AFBF
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
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