Brian May

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Little, Brown, Aug 7, 2008 - 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 astro physics and teaching, 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 musician's life revealing his true story for the first time. The book reveal's Queen's struggles to gain success and life at the top, throwing some of the most notorious and wildly salacious parties in the business. It charts the camaraderie and conflicts within Queen as well as Brian's difficult years throughout the disintegration of his first marriage, the death of his father and the profound professional and emotional effects of Freddie Mercury's illness and death. The book is packed with nearly 70 first-hand exclusive interviews with some of his closest friends, colleagues and fellow musicians. These include school and college friends, early band members and colleagues in the scientific world. Interviewees include, Tony Iommi, Joe Elliott, Raul Rodgers, Cliff Richard and Spike Edney.

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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

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About the author (2008)

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 andJon Bon Jovi. Laura lives in Scotland.

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