Was talking to an older gent (Gordon) who used to attend my school - a long time before me -and later went on to work at Granada TV.
The subject of Brian's Save me campaign came up and he was asked whether he had ever worked with Queen .
He initially said he couldn't be sure but then ..... has replied.
"I know I posted that I couldn't be sure that I had worked with "Queen", but the date 1974/5 jogged my memory because of
some other incidents.
All the tracks I ever recorded of the groups appearing in Muriel Young's "Lift Off" series, were single track mono
and mixed "live" as it happened. Definitely no editing, "drop-ins" or double tracking.
I remember now that when the group, Queen, came up to the Control Room to listen to the recording they had just made, they asked me, fairly seriously, if I would like to do their gig's P.A.
As they were soon to be doing a tour abroad (Australia, possibly ?) I didn't take up the invitation.
I do not have a copy of the tape in question, keeping material personally was highly frowned upon, and because of the
number of groups and tracks we were dealing with in those days, the studio crews dumped the tapes soon after transmission.
My boss, the Head of Sound, personally undertook a
clear-out of what he deemed to be unnecessary tapes stored in the Sound Studio Control Room, and dumped my hour's worth of recording at the Cavern.
Hind-sight is a marvellous thing.
"amateurs practice till they get it right, professionals practice till they can't get it wrong"