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

Ok, Magic tour experts... which show is this pic from?

Taken by Denis O'Regan, their official photographer from 77-86.. he has some pretty excellent pics on his website.

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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm guessing Wembley.


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think Freddie ever wore both the red and yellow jackets at the same show.  Did other stadiums on the tour look similar to Wembley?


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't think so : stadium lights are differents and the stage is smaller. Looks more like Manchester.


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote: I don't think Freddie ever wore both the red and yellow jackets at the same show.  Did other stadiums on the tour look similar to Wembley?

Freddie wears The Red/White Jacket on Now I'm Here at Wembley


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

could be Cologne, Müngersdorfer Stadion. The other Stadiums on the U.K. tour where not "fully closed" with the ranks.

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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

in the page of the photographer says that the photo is from St. James Park Newcastle

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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Prime Jive wrote:

Freddie wears The Red/White Jacket on Now I'm Here at Wembley


Nope, it's the white jacket at Wembley.  This is a different jacket with red stripes.  He also wore it in Slane and Budapest.

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in the page of the photographer says that the photo is from St. James Park Newcastle


Yes, but many of his dates are wrong.. most likely including this one.

So I think our best bet is to identify the venue.


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I’d say it was from Cologne aswell. Freddie’s wearing that yellow design coloured top instead of the Betty Boop one, like in the other photos of Cologne.


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good call on Cologne.  The stadium does look the same, and Roger wore that shirt in the acoustic set.   I think we have a winner.  Thanks everyone for your input.


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love Denis O Regan's Queen work, some great images over a long period of time.

He will be a guest at next years U.K convention, signing prints, would love to get one or two, might go...
He also has a book Queen Alive in preproduction, if anyone spots any more errors let him know, I'm sure he would welcome any help.


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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it's not Wembley, that's for sure.   The catwalk is a shorter than the one used at Wembley.

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Posted: 01 Nov 10, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Marknow wrote:

He also has a book Queen Alive in preproduction, if anyone spots any more errors let him know, I'm sure he would welcome any help.


Things like Paris 80, when Freddie doesn't have a moustache, so it's clearly 79.  In my opinion, if he's the one creating the book, he should know what the dates are.  Why would anyone write a book when they don't have their facts straight?  Is this practice more common than I think it is?


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Posted: 02 Nov 10, 03:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think its the second part of the tour, Manchester or Koln.

You can understand it for the t shirt of Freddie..it s the same that he used in Knebworth and Budapest...

I never saw this picture before.
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Posted: 02 Nov 10, 05:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think it's Cologne.  The stadium there had those weird floodlights on top of the stands that would have been in shot from that angle surely?

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Posted: 02 Nov 10, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can you post a picture of the stadium from the angle you've mentioned?  Just so we can compare..


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Posted: 03 Nov 10, 07:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From looking at photos of the old Mungersdorfer Stadion, the floodlights appear to have been located at each "corner" - the stadium was slightly oval in shape - my memory had them more on the side - sorry.  In light of that, I've changed my mind and believe that this could well be Cologne.   Cologne always brings back memories -  the overnight coach journeys to get there and back.  My mate Dave getting stung by a wasp during Craaft's set, singing Happy Birthday to Brian - him playing the intro to '39 - and how much more I enjoyed the band's performance than at Wembley the week before...

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Posted: 03 Nov 10, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for clarifying.  How lucky you were to see these shows.


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Posted: 03 Nov 10, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am from cologne and went to the "Müngersdorfer Stadion" (now demolished for a beautiful pure football stadium, the "RheinEnergieStadion", where QPR played in 2005) very often to see concerts and of course our football club, 1. FC Köln. I was too young to see the Magic Show, though.

My first thought was that it is our old stadium, and the huge floodlights actually were located just outside the picture. So yes, I'm also convinced it is cologne.


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Posted: 04 Nov 10, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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