Freddie Mercury

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Omnibus Pr & Schirmer Trade Books
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Freddie Mercury: His Life In His Own Words takes us on the journey of Queen - three academics and a frustrated art student, tired of having no money, taking on the music industry on their own terms.Though Freddie talked rarely to others about himself, the interviews published - and some unpublished until now, compiled in this book - together offer an intriguing insight into the man who outwardly exuded confidence and arrogance, but behind that public perception spent periods alone and searching for happiness.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Forewordp. 11
I Had This Perfect Dream: Pursuing a dream and never losing sight of itp. 13
Playing My Role In History: Becoming Queen and working within itp. 16
The Great Pretender: Freddie's role as Queen front man and his on-stage personap. 30
The Masterstroke: Creating 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and taking a riskp. 45
An Amazing Feeling: Writing songs and connecting with an audiencep. 51
I'm Lonely But No-One Can Tell: Love and romancep. 78
Love Of My Life: Freddie and Maryp. 87
I'm Just A Singer With A Song: Solo work - 'Mr Bad Guy' and 'Barcelona'p. 90
Crazy Performance: Freddie and The Royal Balletp. 99
To Thrill You We'll Use any Device: Making videosp. 102
Tu Voz Penetra En Mi: Freddie's heroes and peers, and working with other artistsp. 107
One Man, One Goal, One Vision: Live Aidp. 113
This Is The Only Life For Me: Freddie on Freddiep. 117
My Melancholy Blues: Freddie on coping with depressionp. 125
A Man Made Paradise: Freddie's homes - in London, New York and Munichp. 126
Fame and Fortune...: Wealth and celebrityp. 130
...and Everything That Goes With It: Freddie and The Pressp. 139
Staying Power: Maintaining success and sticking togetherp. 145
In The Lap Of the Gods: Looking back and having no regretsp. 156
Taking My Ride With Destiny: Getting old, Freddie's Freddie's Legacy, and deathp. 161
Acknowledgements and creditsp. 171
Indexp. 173
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