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Freddie Mercury: The biography

Laura Jackson

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Music: styles & genres, Rock & Pop music, Biography: general, Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction, Popular culture

A biography of rock legend Freddie Mercury.

This fascinating biography of Freddie Mercury which received outstanding acclaim from Queen and rock fans worldwide, has now been updated for reissue to coincide with the release of the film about his life. Laura Jackson addresses topics including:
* The reality behind Queen's flamboyant front man and lead singer
* Mercury the star of mystery - amusing, loyal and generous, yet revealing a dark side to his personality
* His frequent use of cocaine and how it heightened his tendency to excess - both on and off stage
* The women in his life - his bizarrely enduring relationships with his first love, Mary Austin, and his long-time confidante, Barbara Valentin, who speaks for the first time in this book
The book also includes new and intimate stories by those who knew him well, such as Tim Rice, Richard Branson, Cliff Richard, Bruce Dickinson, Mike Moran, Wayne Eagling, Zandra Rhodes and Susannah York.

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Praise for Freddie Mercury: The biography

  • An outstanding biography . . . A fitting testament to the creative genius - DAILY MAIL

  • The definitive book of one of rock's greatest legends . . . A great read - Time Out

  • For the first time, the full amazing story of the most outrageous rock star ever - THE PEOPLE

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Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson is a highly regarded biographer. She has published biographies of many rock and film stars including: Steven Tyler, Queen, Kiefer Sutherland, Brian May and Jon Bon Jovi. Laura lives in Scotland.

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