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||Queen & I - The Brian May Story
Author: Laura Jackson
Publisher: Smith Gryphon
Details: 215 pages; Following the tragic death of Freddie Mercury and Queen's decision to disband, their virtuoso lead guitarist, Brian May, was soon on his way to a spectacular solo career, sealed by a major world tour in 1993. He is now completing his new album and planning his next world tour for 1995, continuing his reign as one of the finest guitarists in the world. The author has had exclusive access to many of Brian May's close friends, colleagues and fellow musicians. In this book, she tells his story: the professional struggles and musical achievements; and his personal life, including his five years of hell from 1987, which saw the break-up of his marriage; and the profound emotional effects of Freddie Mercury's illness and death from AIDS. This book is an account of one of the world's greatest ever rock bands and its lead guitarist, Brian May. With details and exclusive interviews with many of the world's leading rock musicians, it tells the story of how they achieved and enjoyed rock stardom, with its ups and downs. It is published as The Brian May Band is achieving new heights of international acclaim. Laura Jackson is the author of "Golden Stone", an investigation of the life and murder of Rolling Stone Brian Jones.