Freddie Mercury: A Life In His Own Words takes us on the journey of Queen – three academics and a frustrated art student, tired of having no money, taking on the music industry on their own terms.
Spurred on by an almost uncontrollable, ambitious and forthright Mercury, Queen succeeded, becoming the biggest band of the generations to come.
The story, told in his own words, shows how on many occasions the band almost split, but was always kept together by their shared love of breaching musical boundaries.
Freddie's own personal story is one of pursuing a dream, dealing with wealth and fame, looking back and having no regrets, coming to reflect on his thoughts on getting old, his legacy and death.
Though Freddie talked rarely to others about himself, the interviews published – and some unpublished until now, compiled in this book – together offer an intriguing insight into the man who outwardly exuded confidence and arrogance, but behind that public perception spent periods alone and searching for happiness.