Mark Blake Magnifico!: The A to Z of Queen


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From the award-winning author of Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond and Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd comes Magnifico! The A to Z of Queen.

Addressing the phenomenal success of 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.

'Thank you, God bless and sweet dreams, you load of tarts!' - Freddie Mercury

About the Author

Mark Blake is an acclaimed music journalist and author. Former assistant editor of Q magazine and long-time contributor to Mojo, Blake has written for many high-profile publications including Rolling Stone and Billboard.

Among his previous books are the bestselling Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd and Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond, which was listed as a 'Music Book of the Year' by The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph.

Blake has edited and contributed to titles about Freddie Mercury, Keith Richards and punk music. He has also worked on official projects for Queen, Pink Floyd, the Who and the Jimi Hendrix estate. He lives just outside London with his wife and son.

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'A royal banquet of Mercury and co. morsels ... Blake has enough knowledge and research in his locker to take us on a deep dive into lesser-known corners of the band's history ... there's something here for casuals and obsessives alike ... You want it all? There's not much missing here. 9/10.'
- Classic Rock


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