Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
When Freddie Mercury died in 1991, aged just 45, the world was rocked by the vibrant and flamboyant star's tragic secret that he had been battling AIDS. The announcement of his diagnosis reached them less than 24-hours before his death, shocking his millions of fans, and fully opening the eyes of the world to the destructive and fatal disease.
In Somebody to Love, biographers Mark Langthorne and Matt Richards skilfully weave Freddie's pursuit of musical greatness with Queen, his upbringing and endless search for love, with the origins and aftermath of a terrible disease that swept across the world in the 1980s.
With brand new perspectives from Freddie's closest friends and fellow musicians, this unique and deeply moving tribute casts a very different light on his death. An intimate read, like Freddie and his art, it will stay with you for a long time to come.
Paperback : 448 pages
ISBN-13 : 9781911600046
Product Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
Publisher : Blink Publishing (18 May 2017)
Language: : English
MATT RICHARDS is a film-maker, screenwriter and author. His films have included
documentaries about D-Day, the Dambusters, Colditz and the Blitz as well as a feature film about the Spanish Civil War. In 2012 he was awarded The Spirit of Tiger Award in the USA for 'Outstanding Documentary Coverage of WWII'. His books include an exploration into the death of Michael Jackson and the biography of Freddie Mercury.
MARK LANGTHORNE has spent over twenty years working in the music, film and fashion industries with stars such as Marc Almond, Annie Lennox and Roland Mouret. He is also an acclaimed author and screenwriter. His books include an exploration into the death of Michael Jackson and the biography of Freddie Mercury and his screenplays range from a three-part Edwardian thriller to a major movie about the Falklands War.