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Posted: 25 Sep 04, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering if anyone had a good recommendation for biography books or even dvds on Freddie Mercury and or Queen. I'd really appreciate your help. Oh, and in another note, can anyone tell me what FLAC is and how to play them? cause I recently downloaded couple of Queen concerts in Japan and etc. and they were all in FLAC format. I didn't know how to used them and so I had to delete them... Well thank you all!


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Posted: 25 Sep 04, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there was already something like this but I definately reconmend Freddie Mercury by Peter Freestone. It's from his point of view but it is chuck full of facts from early in Freddie's career to his death.


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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A good Queen book? Try "Queen (as it began)" by Jacky Gunn/Jim Jenkins.

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read that.


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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 02:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent books were written by Peter Freestone and Leslie Ann Jones.

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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 03:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY
FREDDIE MERCURY- AN INTIMATE MEMOIR
and the last but not least
QUEEN: THE EARLY YEARS- I'm surprised no-one mentioned it yet...

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Posted: 28 Sep 04, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have to say that I don't like Jim Huttons book too much, although I blame that on the very poor german translation - the same with "As it began", in german it all sounds pretty naive, almost childish, have to get english paperbacks. I do recommend Freestones Book, some passages are really funny, others are very interesting and he also dispels some common rumours.
Does anybody know anything about the Gerry Stickells Live-Book ? Is it really out there ? I would love to read something from Mick Rock (more than just commentaries to photos) Crystal's anecdotes or perhaps a Bandbio by David Wigg - should be better than anything before because he's a professional journalist.


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