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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 02:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have not got all of them but i do especially like Freddie Mercury - his life in his own words, thats probably the nearest we will get to an autobiography

Peter Freestones book on Freddie is good and Brian Mays one by Laura Jackson

is there others out there that anybody would recommend as good reading material?

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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 03:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like , also if it has got mistakes, Queen Live.

I think its worth to have it.

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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 03:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This one by Georg Purvis is really good

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Queen-Complete-Works-Georg-Purvis/dp/190528733X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Classic Queen, by Mick Rock... Is worth the money IMO. Not lots of reading, but great pictures though...

As it began... is also worth reading...

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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i recently purchased Freddie Mercury the definitive biography by Lesley Ann Jones, its very in depth and im not sure i can believe a lot of the stuff said that is supposed to have been said by various people but there is a lot to read

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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 02:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With the lesley ann jones book there is a lot of stuff going on in that book and you get lots of iinformation about various things and from some of the things that Barbara Valentine and others say you get the impression that if Freddie hadnt got Aids there would no way that he would of "settled" down with Jim Hutton

Also if Barabra Valentine really did love Freddie she would of kept a lot of stuff private rather than blurting it all out in a book

Ii think its quite possibly the worst freddie book out there

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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 02:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the tip about Classic Queen i will be going to get that soon

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Posted: 18 Sep 10, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddiefan91 wrote:
With the lesley ann jones book there is a lot of stuff going on in that book and you get lots of iinformation about various things and from some of the things that Barbara Valentine and others say you get the impression that if Freddie hadnt got Aids there would no way that he would of "settled" down with Jim Hutton

Also if Barabra Valentine really did love Freddie she would of kept a lot of stuff private rather than blurting it all out in a book

Ii think its quite possibly the worst freddie book out there"

How so? I love this book. As it happens, it's the only Freddie book I own, so I can't compare it to the others, but IMO it's a fascinating read. Do you have any other objections beyond Barabra Valentine's talking about her and Freddie's relationship?



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Posted: 20 Sep 10, 02:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will admit the book is very heavily researched and there is a lot of stuff about Freddie's private life and what he got upto but i think sometimes some things are best left private, not that it stops me admiring the man for what he acheived in life

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Posted: 20 Sep 10, 04:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Classic Queen (Genesis limited edition) - wonderful. Queen - The Early Years & Queen Live

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Posted: 20 Sep 10, 05:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen - As it Began is very good

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Queen-As-Began-Jacky-Gunn/dp/0283060522