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Posted: 04 Nov 07, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For curuoseity , when they play god save the queen in the concert's end , is it because for they love and the pride for there country, or it's because of the similarity with the Band name?

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Posted: 04 Nov 07, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's for the band name but also because it marked very clearly the end of the show. The fans knew there was no need to call for encores, the band would not come back.

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Posted: 05 Nov 07, 05:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I think I read years ago that at a gig around 1974 when the band were late coming on (as usual) the crowd starting chanting God Save the Queen.

Maybe that gave them the idea!





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Posted: 05 Nov 07, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wed 30th Oct 1974 - UK, Manchester, Palace
Support band: Hustler
1. Procession, 2. Now I'm Here, 3. Ogre Battle, 4. Father To Son, 5. White Queen, 6. Flick Of The Wrist, 7. In The Lap Of The Gods, 8. Killer Queen, 9. The March Of The Black Queen, 10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown, 11. Son And Daughter, 12. Keep Yourself Alive, 13. Seven Seas Of Rhye, 14. Liar, 15. Stone Cold Crazy, 16.16. In The Lap Of The Gods...revisited, Encore: 17. Hey Big Spender, 18. Modern Times Rock `n` Roll, 19. God Save The Queen


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Posted: 05 Nov 07, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's also a type of convention associated with concerts. It is considered customary for brass, wind bands & orchestras et al, to finish concerts with the national anthem, maybe its also an extention of that as well as a pun.


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Posted: 07 Nov 07, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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