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Posted: 26 Aug 10, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, I'm wee bit confused by dates.

The Queen Concertography site and Queen: The Early Years both have Johnny Quale leaving The Reaction in the autumn of 1965. Before that, according to The Early Years, JQ&TR (with Roger as a member) recorded "a demo disc" at a cinema in Wadebridge, by a primitive mobile studio. Johnny Quale, quoted in the book, says a dozen discs were made of this session, but has no idea what happened to them. Shortly after, JQ left.

Now, Record Collector mag, Feb. 2000, lists the follow Reaction acetates, dated 1966. 

1. What's On Your Mind / I'll Go Crazy / Bona Serra / Just A Little Bit
(by Johnny Quale & The Reaction, Sound Studios D 105 10, UK 7" Metal Acetate, 1966) - £1,500 +
2. I Got You / In The Midnight Hour
(by The Reaction, Sound Studios 105 11, UK 7" Metal Acetate, 1966) - £1,500 +

How is Johnny Quale to be credited on a 1966 recording when he left in late 1965?

Which piece of information is flawed?

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Posted: 27 Aug 10, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both pieces of information are correct. Johnny Quale left The Reaction in 1965, but a year later he asked them to back him in a recording sessions, hence the 1966 acetate.

This gives alot more detail:
http://www.queenpedia.com/index.php?title=Johnny_Quale_%26_The_Reaction

John S. Stuart is the real expert on this stuff, so maybe speak to him.


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Posted: 27 Aug 10, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, Jam Monkey!

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Posted: 27 Aug 10, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhyeking: first of all I must say that I like your posts. Very thoughtful and always in good spirit.

Secondly: this link will bring you to a very informative site about Queen before Queen:

http://queenincornwall.blogspot.com/

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Posted: 27 Aug 10, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, Walter!