The Great Pretender


I wouldn't mind owning this forthcoming photography book called Freddie Mercury, The Great Pretender, A Life in Pictures (Goodman Books). A portrait of the legendary showman’s life, published to coincide with Freddie For A Day, the annual awareness and fundraising event in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust

From the Freddie For A Day site:

Freddie Mercury is a man who has left such a fantastic legacy of iconic songs and sublime performances that he will live forever. This official book celebrates the colourful life of the legendary showman: as a child growing up in Zanzibar; as a singer in the legendary rock band Queen; as a solo artist; and above all captures him as one of the 20th century’s foremost popular, cultural icons.

Freddie’s life is recounted in insightful text and captivating photographs, from the most recognised to the very rare. Fans are given unprecedented access to all areas of The Great Pretender’s world.

Also included is an hour-long CD that contains a rare, revealing interview with Westwood One “Off The Record” radio host Mary Turner recorded in the 1980s, in which he candidly discusses all aspects of his life and stardom.