Freddie Mercury : a kind of magic /

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Blake, Mark,


Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, Australia, p.223 pages : (2016)



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oclc: 958611142



(OCoLC)fst01099238, Biography., England, fast, Rock musicians, Rock musicians.


Includes bibliographical references and discography.Machine generated contents note: The Golden Boy -- Insatiable an Appetite -- The Mighty Titan and His Troubadours -- I'm Just a Poor Boy -- We'll Give You Piece de Resistance -- Machine Guns Ready to Go -- God Knows! -- Hello World! -- You Can't Turn Back the Tide -- The Show Must Go On.Freddie Mercury was one of rock's most dazzling front men. When he died in 1991, the music world lost one of its most flamboyant characters, as well as a supremely talented writer and vocalist. Best known as the lead singer of Queen, his amazing four-octave voice was a distinctive element in the band's unique sound, which resulted in more than a dozen million-selling albums through the 1970s, '80s, and early '90s. Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic charts his extraordinary career in the context of the life he led in the glare of rock stardom. With expert understanding, Mark Blake traces Freddie's astonishing achievements from his childhood in Zanzibar and India to his world-conquering performance at Live Aid in 1985 and beyond. Published just ahead of what would have been Freddie's 70th birthday, this special book features a retrospective commentary on his studio and live albums, a complete discography, photographs, and memorabilia throughout. Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic is an essential tribute to a truly innovative recording artist and an irreplaceable performer who rocked the world.