When Freddie Mercury died in 1991, the music world lost one of its most flamboyant characters, as well as a supremely talented writer and vocalist. Best known as the lead singer with Queen, his amazing four-octave voice was a distinctive element in the band's unique sound which resulted in more than a dozen million-selling albums over three decades. As the band's main songwriter he was responsible for some of their greatest hits including Killer Queen, We Are The Champions and Bohemian Rhapsody. Published to co-incide with what would have been Freddie's 70th birthday in November 2016 and the film of his life story currently in production.A definitive retrospective on the life and work of Freddie Mercury, both as the lead singer with Queen and in his much-acclaimed solo capacity. Fully illustrated throughout, including archive memorabilia and many previously unpublished photographs.
Mark Blake is a music journalist and editor. A former Assistant Editorof Q magazine, his work has also been published in MOJO, the Times,Classic Rock, the Daily Telegraph, the London Evening Standard, and the Sunday Express. He is the author of the bestselling biography Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd and Is This The Real Life: The Untold Story of Queen.