Is This the Real Life?The Untold Story of QUEENMark BlakeDespite the death of their exuberant frontman Freddie Mercury in 1991, Queen remain one of the most popular bands on the planet. Yet, the full story of their extraordinary success has never been told, until now.Derided by critics, but adored by fans, the band's single-mindedness and sheer ambition paid off when in 1975, Queen's six-minute operatic single 'Bohemian Rhapsody' became a Number 1 hit, changing their lives forever. From then on, Queen's story was one of constant musical and stylistic re-invention, as the progressive rock of the early '70s mutated into stadium anthems, romantic ballads and pure pop, with a side order of jazz, gospel and heavy metal. Then, in 1985, Queen's incredible performance at Live Aid stole the show and reminded a global television audience of why they were one of the greatest live acts of all time.Mojo and Q journalist Mark Blake has conducted brand new interviews with record producers, ex-band members, personal assistants and school friends to produce a complete account of the band's rise from suburbia to worldwide superstardom. Is This The Real Life?: The Untold Story Of Queen tells you for the first time how the band became champions of the world.

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