Literature

Freddie Mercury A to Z: The Life of an Icon from Mary Austin to Zanzibar

Salute everyone's favorite Queen in this alphabetic journey through a larger-than-life career in artistry.

Celebrate Freddie Mercury in the next iteration of Steve Wide's Icons A to Z series. Follow Freddie, born Farrokh Bulsara, as he harnesses hyperdontia to develop an unparalleled vocal range. See Smile, Freddie's first complete band, graduate to become the global phenomenon Queen. Dissect lyrical oddities like "radio gaga" and "Scaramouch," and revel in the glorious chevron mustache Freddie grew in 1980...

Ripples of Freddie's legacy are still felt in music recorded today. He was a juggernaut of technical and conceptual innovation and left the world far before his time. This illustrated book pays homage to the impact Freddie left on pop culture and in all our hearts.

About The Author

Steve Wide is a DJ and writer who hosts a long-running British music radio show. He has run many legendary club nights and has interviewed countless artists, from Noel Gallagher to Björk. Steve's previous titles in this series include Bowie A to Z, Prince A to Z, Grace Jones A to Z, and The Beatles A to Z. Chantel de Sousa is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She's previously brought her fun and bright style to Thank You for Being a Friend: Life--According to the Golden Girls, Will & Grace & Jack & Karen, and The Beatles A to Z, all published by Smith Street Books.

  • Publish Date: November 05, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography - Music
  • Publisher: Smith Street Books
  • Trim Size: 7-7/8 x 9-1/2
  • Pages: 56
  • US Price: $14.95
  • CDN Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-925811-34-6

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