“An engaging mix of humor and detailed critical analysis…great fun.” —Mojo
From the award-winning author of Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond and Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd comes this deeply researched alphabetical biography of Queen and each of its dynamic members.
Addressing the phenomenal success of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, acclaimed music journalist Mark Blake builds on the legend of Queen and their enduring audience appeal.
Providing a fresh, unparalleled take on Queen’s music, story, and legacy, Blake’s complete portrait covers not only the major hits and bestselling albums, but also the inside stories behind the music.
Via a series of essays, interviews, and biographies, the author shares a wealth of lesser-known details—gained from over thirty years of original material—and explores what the songs of Queen say about their creators.
“You want it all? There’s not much missing here.” —Classic Rock
Mark Blake has been writing about popular music and culture since 1989. His most recent book was Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond—TheStory of Rock’s Greatest Manager, published by Da Capo/Little Brown in October 2018.
A former Assistant Editor of Q and regular contributor to Mojo and Classic Rock magazines, Blake is also the author of Pretend You’re In A War: The Who and the Sixties (2014); Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story Of Queen (2010), and Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story Of Pink Floyd (2008).