Touchstone A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.1230 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY 10020Copyright © 2011 by Lesley-Ann JonesOriginally published in Great Britain in 2011 by Hodder & StoughtonPublished by arrangement with Hodder & Stoughton All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portionsthereof in any form whatsoever. For information address Touchstone SubsidiaryRights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.First Touchstone hardcover edition July 2012TOUCHSTONE and colophon are registered trademarks of Simon & Schuster, Inc.For information about special discounts for bulk purchases,please contact Simon & Schuster Special Salesat 1-866-506-1949 or email@example.com.The Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau can bring authors to your live event.For more information or to book an event contact the Simon & Schuster SpeakersBureau at 866-248-3049 or visit our website at www.simonspeakers.com.Designed by Ruth Lee-MuiManufactured in the United States of America1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Jones, Lesley-Ann.Mercury : an intimate biography of Freddie Mercury /Lesley-Ann Jones.—1st Touchstone hardcover ed.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Mercury, Freddie. 2. Rock musicians—England—Biography. I. Title.ML420.M389J66 2012782.42166092—dc23[B] 2012017271ISBN 978-1-4516-6395-2ISBN 978-1-4516-6397-6 (ebook)Picture acknowledgments are on page 341.