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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A short question - when was the first Queen video for Bicycle Race show on television ?
It was introduced by Debbie Harry ...

Many years later part of it was reused for the new promo video for Bicycle Race, which was released on the Greatest Video Hits DVD, but the released  video uses part of the original video and parts of the famous naked bicycle race.

Any ideas WHEN and WHERE was the original video shown ? I'm searching for the information about the broadcast which was introduced by Debbie

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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Midnight Special (TV series1972–1981) NBC USA.
Episode #7.13
First broadcast 19 January 1979

More Info Here
http://www.tv.com/the-midnight-special/host-blondie/episode/207452/summary.html?tag=episode_header;prev

I used to, maybe still have, the Debbie Harry intro to Queen, just the intro, not the performances, can't find it though.
It was simply called debbieharryintroducesqueen.mpg. Got it from the hub.


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks. Do you know when was it filmed ? Because in January they were in Germany :-)

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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not sure when the episode was filmed, Queen were not there anyway, just 2 promo videos Bicycle Race & Fat Bottomed Girls.


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I recall seeing the Midnight Special footage on some bootlegger's lists about ten years ago.  I recall it said it was 15 minutes long, so maybe there was another song.  But again, these guys probably just rounded up to make it look like the footage was longer.  Indeed, it was just the promo videos being played.  Most other artists played live on the show.


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I have looked for the clip but can't find it. Debbie Harry introduces the Queen clips by saying something like.
" And now a band whose lead singer has the tightest  trousers in rock and roll Queen!"


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well my copy has such a bad sound that I hardly understand the words, but it ends with "tightest pants, I mean harmonies, Queen"

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Posted: 02 Nov 10, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know at one time Debborah Harry was together with our Roger Taylor. They had some brief relationship.... I don;t know if it was this time they were dating...

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Posted: 06 Nov 15, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pretty as she is, Roger easily looks more like a girl than she does.


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Posted: 07 Nov 15, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So has anyone got a copy of this? I would love to see Debbie introduce them.


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