Somebody to Love

The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

Matt Richards,

Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
 
 

A biography examining the final days of Freddie Mercury in the dawn of AIDS and the legacy he left behind.

For the first time, the final years of one of the world’s most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury’s closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man.

Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s.

Woven throughout Freddie’s life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled “The Gay Plague” and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children—Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous.

The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.

“Touts rare—and in some cases, never before seen—images of Mercury and new insight into his life.”—People

“The book could be a standalone epidemiological study about the history of HIV/AIDS even without Mercury. But eventually, it weaves him into the timeline, giving a detailed account of his personal life, and his battle with the disease that tragically took him at age 45 in 1991. The result is a powerfully emotional read.”—Rolling Stone



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