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Posted: 01 Feb 08, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jhon deacon in truth makes choir when it approaches the microphone in the concerts? I have always seen that for example, in killer queen or in somebody to love approaches to the microphone, but in truth this singing? because in one of the concerts that were in Argentinean, to freddie fails their mic temporarily to him, when this singing save me, and resorts to the microphone that tapeworm but close i mean the one of jhon, and for my surprise was on.

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Posted: 01 Feb 08, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Come on! Not once, not twice, but THREE times you spell his name wrong..?!

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Posted: 01 Feb 08, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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jhon deacon in truth makes choir when it approaches the microphone in the concerts? I have always seen that for example, in killer queen or in somebody to love approaches to the microphone, but in truth this singing? because in one of the concerts that were in Argentinean, to freddie fails their mic temporarily to him, when this singing save me, and resorts to the microphone that tapeworm but close i mean the one of jhon, and for my surprise was on.


Hi, Spawnie Boy! I don't know what concert are you talking about. Would you be so kind as to provide me with this information?

My "memory bank" is trashed and I'm not 100% (and my 100% is probably your 10%! lol), but I did find the topic interesting. If my memory serves me right, John had to do his share of the harmony too, even though he claimed that what differentiated him from the other guys of the band was precisely the fact that he was unable to sing.

I think he meant he wasn't able to sing solo, but he does his share of the harmony, for sure. I remember - or think I remember... - his timber and some of his vocals.

His role, I think, was giving the harmonized vocals more body, more substance, more fullness of sound, and not really dictating the pitch or the sound spectrum of the choral-like passages. There were times, I think, you can see that in Montreal (1981), that the song on stage got so exicting and thrilling that he joined it regardless of his technique and the power of his voice.

Under Pressure is his thing. I guess it's the Montreal gig, he clearly wants to say something about it, to sing it, and he tries it, if only to give a bit more power, bass and body to the harmony. He's quite important there in the ending verses because, at that point, everybody is just trashed: Roger Taylor had been drumming hard the whole concert and singing very well, Brian was very focused throughout and Freddie, after pushing his voice too far doing a once-in-a-life live falsetto in "these are the days", goes for the "Give love, give love, give love" so beastly - in the good sense - that he clearly lacked breath to keep the song going at the right tempo and pitch: the ending verses "cause love..." sound good, embodied (John's there), but more than 1 octave lower. It lacks emotion and enthusiasm: the guys are tired.

John Deacon plays his modest role in the harmony quite well, I think. He's usually there giving more power to the song or a bass-like recitation to keep the bars together while the guys go wild. lol

I hope this helps! I can't wait to get back home and start playing, singing and listening to music again.

Best regards and take care!




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Posted: 01 Feb 08, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't recall the exact date of the concert, but it's on the Argentina '81 video or the Caracas '81 that was shared here.

Freddie's microphone goes out and he uses John's instead. Poor Freddie was stuck with a stationary mic stand.

I can't remember if the Argentina concert where Brian's guitar became unplugged during his solo or if that was the September 25th concert in Caracas. Either way, both amused me.

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Posted: 01 Feb 08, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

according to Mick Rock John sang...


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Posted: 01 Feb 08, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yara wrote:

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Hi, Spawnie Boy! I don't know what concert are you talking about. Would you be so kind as to provide me with this information?





Second night in Argentina.

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Posted: 01 Feb 08, 22:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thank you very much to clear this doubt, then "John to me" if it sang, or at least, it helped just a little bit in the choirs. many thanks again to clear my doubt!

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Posted: 02 Feb 08, 05:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I cant tell from the original post if you were asking generally if John actually sang, or just in that one concert, but if you meant generally, then yes, it seems his microphones were turned on and he did sing, at least sometimes - a while back someone shared a clip of John audibly singing during, I think, Radio GaGa.
Its quite funny - great bassist, not much of a singer!


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Posted: 02 Feb 08, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hello there, i also have the video of that "moment" freddie took on john's microphone and you can clearly hear that it had to be faded up, his first notes of singing could not be heard. so john's mic was on, but muted. therefore i don't think that he contributed much to the backings!

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Posted: 02 Feb 08, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOpyhGH6Cy8&feature=related

here, at about 3:02mins


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Posted: 03 Feb 08, 02:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know who jhon deacon is.


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Posted: 03 Feb 08, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="sky blue">QueenMercury46 wrote:

I don't know who jhon deacon is.

a bass player in the band of Ferdy Mecuri

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Posted: 04 Feb 08, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel vZ wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOpyhGH6Cy8&feature=related

here, at about 3:02mins


Sure enough - there he is, bless 'im


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Posted: 04 Feb 08, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="sky blue">QueenMercury46 wrote:

I don't know who jhon deacon is.


big deal