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Mercury - An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury

Lesley-Ann Jones

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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 façade. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jane Collingwood

Length:

12h 10m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

41:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:04