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Posted: 24 Jun 07, 22:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been wondering about this topic for quite some time and always wanted to know...

When/where/who exactly started the Queen tribute bands?

I've always wondered about that. Who was the first ever Freddie impersonator and what was the first ever Queen cover band ever?

Who were the first to do it? The british themselves maybe or some other country and when did it all began? The 90's probably but when?

I'd really like to know,always been quite curious about that.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 04:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know, but I think we should hunt down the first one and whack him (or her) over the head a couple of times with a large stick.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe the English tribute band Killer Queen was the first. I saw them last year, they are really good!


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 05:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think maybe Gary Mullins and his band might be one of the first.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

KWEEN is around since 1982.

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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wilki Amieva wrote:

KWEEN is around since 1982.


Is that the Japanese tribute band KWEEN?

Haha I saw them play in Camden, in 2000 I think, went as a joke thinking they would be awful, but they were brilliant, it was very funny though. I think it was one of their last gigs, I'm sure they said they were splitting up as it was taking up too much of their time.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

German band Mayqueen: A tribute to Queen and Freddie Mercury www.mayqueen.de was founded in 1987 by the current guitarist. though its line-up changed in 1996 and again in 2007, Givin me the chance to perform some of my favorite Queen songs to people that love to hear them! Dunno if it was the first even QTB but it certainly was the first in germany.

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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow,some of them around that long? And thanks for the link to your site Inmydefense on Mayqueen,cool band,cool cover and everything.

For me,the first Queen cover band I discovered on the net was a german one called the great pretenders and they were cool beyond words.

THe first american Queen cover band I discovered was called Sheer Heart attack on a film caleld Tribute,and have been intrigued by cover bands,especially Queen.

Thanks all for your answers and responses they were all quite helpful.

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Posted: 26 Jun 07, 05:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

valensian sky surveillance, why are you so rude for nothing, you need to behave and grow up, your parents gave you a shitty eductation, i think you gotta spend some weeks in jail like paris hilton to change your childlish ways.

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Posted: 26 Jun 07, 05:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

all queen covers suck exept somebody to love and these are the days of our lives of georges michael.