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Posted: 24 Jan 10, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anybody know if some of Roger's early stuff is available? I mean, pre-Queen things like Reactions...


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Posted: 24 Jan 10, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to this story: http://www.pmpr.co.uk/msm12.htm , in 1969 Roger had a relation with Jill Johnson singer in The Famous Jug Band.

He produced their album Chameleon and sang backing vocals on it:
http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.com/2006/09/famous-jug-band-chameleon-uk-folk-1970.html  

In 1999 the album was re-released on CD with a new title: Sunshine Possibilities:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunshine-Possibilities-Famous-Jug-Band/dp/B0000256FX  

Downloads of the original LP here:
http://www.multiupload.com/KSMVDV4KJT  

John S Stuart mentioned it here: http://queenforum.parlophone.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=29166  
a few years ago but I've never seen it mentioned in any official discography (or I just didn't notice it)

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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you look at the original LP's back cover there is no mention of Roger Taylor.
It says that the album 'Chameleon' was a Peter Richard production.

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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Reactions demo tape does exist as far as I know


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Posted: 27 Jan 10, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thak you, very interesting.
Anyway, I find it quite strange that nobody recorded them in that early days... Reading the Early Years book, it seems that he had some sort of success with his early groups...