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George Formby: A Troubled Genius By David Bret
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In this revised edition of the work which topped the best-sellers in 1999 David Bret draws on exclusive interviews with those who knew him., incorporating a wealth of previously unobtainable source... More > material to tell the real story of a troubled genius whose every move was directed by his domineering wife, Beryl~a fearsome entrepreneur without whose Svengali presence Formby would have never made the big time. In this sincere biography, Bret discloses the secret love affairs of both George and Beryl, their stance against apartheid which saw them ejected from South Africa, the collapse of their marriage, and the squabble over their fortune by rapacious relatives. Bret also examines the Formbys' courage and dedication to charity work, particularly during World War II. With a detailed analysis of Formby's films, stage plays and recording work, this controversial biography reveals the complex, frequently difficult man who was and remains one of Britain's most popular entertainers.< Less
George Formby: A Troubled Genius By David Bret
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In this revised edition of the work which topped the best-sellers in 1999 David Bret draws on exclusive interviews with those who knew him., incorporating a wealth of previously unobtainable source... More > material to tell the real story of a troubled genius whose every move was directed by his domineering wife, Beryl~a fearsome entrepreneur without whose Svengali presence Formby would have never made the big time. In this sincere biography, Bret discloses the secret love affairs of both George and Beryl, their stance against apartheid which saw them ejected from South Africa, the collapse of their marriage, and the squabble over their fortune by rapacious relatives. Bret also examines the Formbys' courage and dedication to charity work, particularly during World War II. With a detailed analysis of Formby's films, stage plays and recording work, this controversial biography reveals the complex, frequently difficult man who was and remains one of Britain's most popular entertainers.< Less
Freddie Mercury: An Intimate Biography By David Bret
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For over twenty years, Freddie Mercury reigned supreme as the frontman and leading light of one of the biggest, most exciting and best-selling bands in British musical history. From their debut in... More > 1973 to the release of their final studio album in 1991, the year of Freddie's death, Queen charted forty-one Top 40 singles, including three Number Ones. Throughout this hugely successful time there was Freddie Mercury: extrovert, flamboyant, wowing each successive audience with his superb vocals and his unique showmanship. Based on exclusive interviews with his close friends, fellow musicians and lovers, best-selling author David Bret traces the spectacular life of this rock icon, from his obscure youth in a remote part of India to his final, courageous battle against AIDS~the terrible disease that robbed the world of one of its greatest stars.< Less
Freddie Mercury: An Intimate Biography By David Bret
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For over twenty years, Freddie Mercury reigned supreme as the frontman and leading light of one of the biggest, most exciting and best-selling bands in British musical history. From their debut in... More > 1973 to the release of their final studio album in 1991, the year of Freddie's death, Queen charted forty-one Top 40 singles, including three Number Ones. Throughout this hugely successful time there was Freddie Mercury: extrovert, flamboyant, wowing each successive audience with his superb vocals and his unique showmanship. Based on exclusive interviews with his close friends, fellow musicians and lovers, best-selling author David Bret traces the spectacular life of this rock icon, from his obscure youth in a remote part of India to his final, courageous battle against AIDS~the terrible disease that robbed the world of one of its greatest stars.< Less