Biographies

JON BON JOVI
JON BON JOVI

‘All you need to know about the man and the band’ Booklist

Jon Bon Jovi is a global icon. As Bon Jovi’s charismatic front man, his magnetic personality, tenacity and talent have taken him from playing small New Jersey clubs to selling over 120 million albums and filling stadiums worldwide. But few know the real man behind the star ~ the family man, the actor, the American football team owner, a man passionately engaged in humanitarian causes and in US politics. This captivating biography paints a detailed portrait of a complex and enduring star.

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DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS

The first man to win three Best Actor Oscars, Daniel Day-Lewis is regarded by many as the finest actor of his generation. Yet, Daniel is a most reluctant star. Laura Jackson has interviewed many of his close friends to provide a compelling insight into his complex life, both on and off screen. Examining his previously turbulent love life and the reasons for his excruciating periods of self-doubt, Daniel Day-Lewis The Biography disentangles the man from the many myths that surround him.

 

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BRIAN MAY
BRIAN MAY

‘Her list of interviewees reads like a who’s who in rock.’ Sunday Times

As lead guitarist for Queen, Brian May is one of music’s most recognisable stars. With the help of many of May’s friends and fellow rock musicians, Laura Jackson gives a compelling insight into a man who gave up a promising career in astrophysics, for the music he passionately believed in. The book examines the struggle to get to the top and the pressures when he got there, his troubled years following the breakdown of his first marriage and the professional and emotional effects of Freddie Mercury’s traumatic death from Aids. This is the real story of Brian May.

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FREDDIE MERCURY
FREDDIE MERCURY

‘An outstanding biography...a fitting testament to the creative genius.’ Daily Mail

Born Farrokh Bulsara on the island of Zanzibar, Freddie Mercury rose to worldwide stardom as the lead singer of Britain’s biggest music act of all time. In this bestselling biography, Laura Jackson reveals the reality behind Queen’s flamboyant front man and lead singer, as she looks behind his unique brand of showmanship to discover who Freddie Mercury really was. Featuring exclusive first-hand interviews with some of those closest to Freddie right up until his tragic death, original Queen members and many others, this is the definitive biography of one of rock’s greatest legends.

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QUEEN
QUEEN

‘When it comes to getting close to the rich and famous, Laura Jackson is second to none.’ Sky News

With album sales topping 150 million worldwide, Queen has assured itself a lasting place in rock history. Laura Jackson draws from her exclusive first-hand interviews with the band’s close friends as well as celebrities. She details the turbulent life of the band – from Freddie Mercury’s reckless gay lifestyle, to the intensively private John Deacon, and from Brian May’s fight with private demons to Roger Taylor’s lust for living the rock dream. She includes a frank and moving account of Mercury’s illness and eventual death from Aids and the impact this had on his friends, family and the band. Full of insights into the extravagant lifestyles, the outrageous parties and incredible musical success, this is the complete story of Queen.

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NEIL DIAMOND
NEIL DIAMOND

‘Laura Jackson is the queen of biographers.’  Daily Express

Neil Diamond, whose career spans five decades, is one of the most successful solo artistes of all time, with arguably the most distinctive voice in the business. Superstardom, however, has come at a personal cost. Laura Jackson explores the flip side of his success, tracing his life, music and passions from his childhood struggle to get out of Brooklyn, through the periods of crippling self-doubt and his four-year self-imposed exile. This fascinating portrait provides an intriguing insight into the man behind the glittering star.

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KIEFER SUTHERLAND
KEIFER SUTHERLAND

Kiefer Sutherland has not always led the pampered life of a son of celebrity parents. He has carved his own path and made his own mistakes, as well as some unusual life decisions along the way. Once revered as the iconic vampire David in Lost Boys, he is now most famous for his powerful award-winning portrayal of 24’s Jack Bauer. Kiefer is admired by men and adored by women and in this definitive biography Laura Jackson closely examines the many different aspects of his life on and off camera, revealing his true story for the first time.

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STEVEN TYLER
STEVEN TYLER

‘I once had three Porsches and sold them all so I could snort up half of Peru.’

Steven Tyler is a natural born survivor. The charismatic front man of Aerosmith for more than three decades he has soared the dizzying heights of fame and plumbed the dark depths of drug addiction. Laura Jackson chronicles Tyler’s incredible rollercoaster journey, and reveals the lurid tales of sex and drugs, the creative partnerships and tensions in the band, the conflicts and the women in his life, and his battle with Hepatitis C. Steven Tyler is unquestionably one of rock’s most distinctive and vibrant personalities. This is his story.

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THE EAGLES
THE EAGLES

The Eagles are a remarkable mesh of lyrical and musical talent, twinned with an explosive blend of personalities. Their diverse and vivid characters have played a crucial part in propelling them to colossal success but have also caused personality clashes, paranoia and tension within the band. Boasting one of the most potent sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll stories, at their decadent height they enjoyed an insatiable appetite for drugs and groupies and threw some of the wildest parties in the business. The Eagles Flying High provides a definitive insight into one of the bestselling bands in recording history.

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BRIAN JONES
BRIAN JONES

The book that first identified Brian’s killer. ‘Book of the Month’ Observer

In this definitive biography, Laura Jackson rejects the stereotype of a narcissistic, drug-addicted rock star who was doomed to self-destruct. Instead, she spoke to the people who knew him best. Jones was a man of immense talent, energy and humour but crippled by insecurities and shyness. Jackson provides new information on the rivalries within the Rolling Stones, together with wildly conflicting police statements from those present the night Jones died and telling detail from the coroner’s report to reveal the true story behind the death of Brian Jones.

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BONO
BONO U2

‘An accurate and thorough account, told with remarkable precision to detail, in the entertaining voice of a gifted storyteller.’ New England Entertainment Digest

Bono is one of rock music’s exceptional figures. As front man of U2, he has captivated millions of loyal fans with his strong, velvety voice and unique stage presence. Laura Jackson gives a fascinating insight into a man whose commitment to world issues has made him a leading political activist. Bono The Biography explores the music that has remained relevant for almost three decades, the man with many contradictions ~ the brilliance and the darkness of the man himself.

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PAUL SIMON
PAUL SIMON

Paul Simon provided the soundtrack for an entire generation, his evocative lyrics articulating the fears, dreams and everyday dilemmas of millions around the world. Bestselling writer Laura Jackson mines the beginnings of Simon’s stellar career and the fascinating story of his often embattled partnership with Art Garfunkel. Exploring the flip side, Paul Simon The Definitive Biography takes a close look, too, at Simon’s personal life, from his passion for politics and world causes, to his struggles with the women he’s loved. With an uncanny ability to understand and to mirror the raw emotion of the human soul, Paul Simon is, for many, the most insightful and intriguing songwriter of all time.

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MICK JAGGER
MICK JAGGER - HEART OF STONE

‘For the first time the seedy, brutal truth about his love life. An astonishing book.’ Sunday Mail

‘Excellent and fascinating reading.’  BBC Radio

‘The amazing story of his insatiable desire to be the No. 1 Rolling Stone.’ Daily Mail

Laura Jackson has interviewed many of the star’s friends to discover the real truth behind the Rolling Stones’ enduring front man. A portrayal emerges of a man who had a burning desire for supremacy in the super group. His insatiable sexual appetite is examined, a part of his life which led to heartbreak for many of his lovers. Frank and compelling, Heart of Stone is considered by many to be an integral element in the understanding of both Jagger and the Rolling Stones as an entity.

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