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Posted: 03 Dec 08, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I read somewhere (Wiki maybe) that Gary Glitter was originally slated to open the show, but he was asked to keep quiet about the concert and he went and talked to the tabloids and as a result was dis-invited.







I hadn't read this before, and can't find any confirmation on the internet about this.







Anyone remember this, or have a link?  I thought it was an interesting tidbit of information,and man am I glad he wasn't a part of the show.







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Posted: 03 Dec 08, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually he heard it was an Adults Only show, so he decided not to go.

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Posted: 03 Dec 08, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what a load of old cobblers.- theres no sign of him in the rehearsals on the dvd.


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Posted: 03 Dec 08, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I definitely remember this - at the time he gave a big interview to one of the UK tabloids saying that he was going to sing Crazy Little Thing Called Love.  I'm sure he was soon struck from the list of invited singers for blabbing this - there was absolutely no press that I was aware of prior to the event that released what format the concert would take, and that's how Queen wanted it.  I remember thinking that I didn't know what to expect on the day, who would be playing, would Queen just play a bit part etc..

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Posted: 03 Dec 08, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:

Actually he heard it was an Adults Only show, so he decided not to go.



HAHAHAHAHA.....Wow...that's wrong.




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

Billy Squier and the Scorpions were dropped but appeared in the finale, Freddie wrote at least two tracks with Squier on his Enough is Enough album and Fred, Brian and Roger all performed on other albums of his.


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Posted: 03 Dec 08, 18:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know Freddie and Brian played with Billy (>>no pun intended, even though this is a Gary Glitter thread<<), but did Roger as well?  I know Billy has used Bobby Chouinard on just about every record, but Steve Ferrone made an appearance...

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Posted: 03 Dec 08, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







Micrówave wrote:



I know Freddie and Brian played with Billy (>>no pun intended, even though this is a Gary Glitter thread<<), but did Roger as well?  I know Billy has used Bobby Chouinard on just about every record, but Steve Ferrone made an appearance...


From memory, I think Roger sang backing vocals on a few Billy Squier songs ... maybe 'Another 1984'?

edit: it was actually 'Emotions In Motion'. Brian was on 'Another 1984'.


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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure that Squier and The Scorps were never planned to play (they weren't on the t shirts that were printed well in advance) and so weren't dropped on the day.  I'm sure they just tagged along to watch the show as friends and came on for the finale.

I know that Guns N Roses dropped Sweet Child O Mine from their set as Spinal Tap overran due to gear problems.  Roger was due to sing A Kind Of Magic too but that sadly went by the wayside.  Shame really, as would the Council really have imposed a fine for running late for a charity concert???

ps - Pity the poor bugger who had to tell (out of all the bands there), Axl Rose that he had to drop a song!!!

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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't Chris Thompson supposed to sing a song too?


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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



master marathon runner wrote:

what a load of old cobblers.- theres no sign of him in the rehearsals on the dvd.


If he argued with the band, it's quite obvious he wouldn't be featured on the DVD.






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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Im pretty sure it was him who was supposed to sing AKOM with Roger, I could be wrong....but yeah, I read that he had a song dropped. And although Spinal Tap fooked it up with their problems, I actually thought tha they were quite good.


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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was supposed to be quoting Pim there too!


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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I doubt Mr Glitter would have been invited, there was a lot of friction between Fred and Gary at one point when Freddie came out under the name Larry Lurex, I believe legal letters were flying around.

I can't see Brian an Roger taking him seriously in 92, he was not up to perforing on stage to a Wembley size crowd.


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Posted: 05 Dec 08, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rubbersuit wrote:



 



I read somewhere (Wiki maybe)



 



 



 



I hadn't read this before, and can't find any confirmation on the internet about this.



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



I'm amazed such tenuous unsubstantiated bollocks has had as many replies as it has.

Even you don't know what your own source is!





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Posted: 06 Dec 08, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember  waiting outside  for the gig that  Easter  monday  and  it  definately said  on  the  back of  one  of the Black official T  shirts that Gary Glitter was on the  bill . I also remember  Alan "Fluff " Freeman on  the Radio  1  Rock show  on the  saturday  night (  would have  been saturday  18th April 1992 ) interviewing Slash  , Slash  stated  that GnR  were doing FOUR  songs , on the  day  they  only played  two , Paradise  City  and Knocking On Heavens Door . It was in the OIQFC  summer  1992  magazine  that  it  said  Chris  Thompson  was  going to sing  A  kind  Of Magic , but  this was dropped  due  to the  gig  over running . It  has  also been rumoured that Roger Taylor  was  going to  sing Old Friends (  from the Happiness  album )  although  if this is  true  or not  I dont  know . Hope this helps 8-)

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Posted: 07 Dec 08, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Dracula2 wrote:

it  definately said  on  the  back of  one  of the Black official T  shirts that Gary Glitter was on the  bill .


No it didn't.  Trust me.  Every official T shirt had the exact same cast list.  I can't immediately find any pics, but do have at least 2 T shirts from that day.






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Posted: 07 Dec 08, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's the back of the T-shirt:

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Posted: 07 Dec 08, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know  for a  fact  there  was  a  black t  shirt  with the cast list on the back , that  included  mr  glitter  on sale on the  day as  i was  stood     for  4  hours  behind a  group of  guys  wearing them ! 8 -) ( and  no my memories not playing tricks on me , as i remembered thinking at the time , oh no  not gary glitter ) .

 Maybe there were some  shirts  from an early batch  on sale  on the  day as  well  as later  batches ? Unless these shirts  were unofficial merchandise ? There  were  people  selling  an unofficial  programme  outside  afterwards , but i  didnt  bother  to get one  , as I'd  already bought the official programme . Does anyone  have a pic of this  unofficial programme ? (  not  the  blue  official  one with  freddie  on the  front )

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Posted: 07 Dec 08, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Dracula2 wrote:

I know  for a  fact  there  was  a  black t  shirt  with the cast list on the back , that  included  mr  glitter  on sale on the  day as  i was  stood     for  4  hours  behind a  group of  guys  wearing them ! 8 -) ( and  no my memories not playing tricks on me , as i remembered thinking at the time , oh no  not gary glitter ) .

 Maybe there were some  shirts  from an early batch  on sale  on the  day as  well  as later  batches ? Unless these shirts  were unofficial merchandise ? There  were  people  selling  an unofficial  programme  outside  afterwards , but i  didnt  bother  to get one  , as I'd  already bought the official programme . Does anyone  have a pic of this  unofficial programme ? (  not  the  blue  official  one with  freddie  on the  front )

1. Early batch?  You cheeky bastard, I was there before the stalls opened!

2. Unofficial is correct...