Brian May: The definitive biography

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Little, Brown Book Group, Dec 20, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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As the lead guitarist of Queen, Brian May is one of rock's most recognisable stars. Brian May: The Definitive Biography charts his life from his childhood, through his years studying astrophysics and teaching, to his success with Queen, his more recent projects and his volatile relationship with actress Anita Dobson.

Bestselling writer Laura Jackson examines closely the many aspects of the May's life, detailing Queen's struggles to acheive success and what life at the top was really like. It charts the camaraderie and conflicts within Queen as well as the disintegration of May's first marriage, the death of his father and the profound professional and emotional effects of Freddie Mercury's illness and death.

Packed with nearly seventy first-hand exclusive interviews with some of May's closest friends, colleagues and fellow musicians - including Iommi, Joe Elliott, Raul Rodgers, Cliff Richard and Spike Edney - this is an extraordinary, inimate portrait of a rock legend.


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big disappointment

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If she would have kept her book focused on Brian May this would have been a great book. Instead she chose to trash Freddie Mercury and everyones just sick of that! Read full review


Copyright Acknowledgements
Lean and Hungry
Now or Never
Baptism ofFire 5 Dizzy Heights
Tantrums andTriumphs
Delectable Debauchery
Emotional Distractions
A Spark Ignites
Bleak House 11 Keeping Secrets 12 Death andDespair 13 Road to Recovery 14 Full Circle

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Laura Jackson is a highly regarded biographer. Brian May: The Definitive Biography is her thirteenth book. Others include Queen: The Definitive Biography, Kiefer Sutherland, Bono and Jon Bon Jovi. Laura lives in Scotland.

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