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Posted: 25 Nov 10, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have attached two screenshots from the Champions Of The World documentary..

Despite the different captions, they are clearly from the same show.  I'm inclined to think they are from Paris 2-28-79.

Furthermore, it's probably the same concert as this picture.. probably taken during We Are The Champions.. ?
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Posted: 25 Nov 10, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also think that these bits of footage are from Paris on February 28.


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Posted: 26 Nov 10, 06:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You are good at observation Missman.
The footage is indeed from Paris on 28th February 1979 and the song is 'We Will Rock You'.
The inclusion of the clips in the 'Champions Of The World' video was a typical DoRo hash job at the time.

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Posted: 26 Nov 10, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I could never understand how did they even dare to label THE SAME footage as coming from 2 different shows ?
They either have complete mess in their archives, or consider Queen fans to be absolute idiots

Thanks for your reply GT

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Posted: 26 Nov 10, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much, GT!

You're like a sunshine in our rainy day :-)

Can you please figure out footage of Freddie on Superman with bananas? What from the concert is it?

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Posted: 26 Nov 10, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The banana show footage is indeed a mistery for quite a few years now. I think Gary can help.


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Posted: 26 Nov 10, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aha, so it is indeed from 2-28-79..

Thanks for the response, Gary !

Something tells me the banana footage is from Tokyo 4-24-79... any confirmation on that?

This screenshot is from The Champions.  The shot of Freddie is from stage left, but it is superimposed over footage from the audience's point of view... and of course, not necessarily from the same show.

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Posted: 26 Nov 10, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also think that it can be from one of Tokyo concerts on April 23 or 24 but maybe from another Japan gig?

I think I need to download all audio bootlegs from Japanese gigs from April / May 1979 and listen very carefully to each WWRY how audience reacts and maybe there'll be heard like bananas falling :-)

Now I have from this leg of tour Tokyo on April 23, 24, 25 and Nagoya on April 28.

It seems that on April 24 aud rec audience reacts to WWRY very loud! Maybe really from this gig?


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Posted: 26 Nov 10, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good observation of the audience on the 24th.  This may be the one..


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Posted: 27 Nov 10, 02:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The bananas footage... How I'd love to see that on an official release. it's just hilarious:-)


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Posted: 30 Nov 10, 00:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes Tokyo on the 24th.

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Posted: 30 Nov 10, 00:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had no idea that also the concert on the 24th was filmed. It's pretty strange that nothing else "leaked" yet from that night

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Posted: 30 Nov 10, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool, thanks for confirming, GT.


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Posted: 02 Dec 10, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I may be wrong (it is a long time ago) but I have a feeling that Freddie was also wearing the bananas at one point on the Crazy Tour.
I saw 2 nights at Liverpool, 1 each at Birmingham and Ally Pally. I'm certain it wasn't at Liverpool. More like Ally Pally.
I have this faded memory of laughing about it because I'd seen a pic with the bananas from the Jazz tour.
Anyone out there that can confirm?


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Posted: 02 Dec 10, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You mean you were at these shows?


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Posted: 02 Dec 10, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

splicksplack wrote: I may be wrong (it is a long time ago) but I have a feeling that Freddie was also wearing the bananas at one point on the Crazy Tour.
I saw 2 nights at Liverpool, 1 each at Birmingham and Ally Pally. I'm certain it wasn't at Liverpool. More like Ally Pally.
I have this faded memory of laughing about it because I'd seen a pic with the bananas from the Jazz tour.
Anyone out there that can confirm?
Recently Jim Jenkins wrote an article for the Fanclub magazine and in that article he confirmed that Freddie came out with banana's during the Ally Pally show (he even wrote he filmed that:-).

Do you have any pics or other memories from those shows?

Must have been totally mindblowing to have seen them in those theatres!


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Posted: 03 Dec 10, 05:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I was at these shows (I was 17 years old).
Thanks for the confirmation about Ally Pally. I know Jim J (went to Paris '79 with him) but I rarely see him these days. Last time was the Paris 30 years reunion in 2009. I saw him at the Liverpool shows on the Crazy Tour but went with another mate to Ally Pally. Great to hear he's got film of it.
I do have some pics of Ally Pally but I'm keeping those as personal. I have sent quite a few rare pics to GT for use in the forthcoming book but I want to hold a few back.
One thing I noticed about Ally Pally was that the lighting rig was flown lower than at Liverpool and Birmingham NEC. I've been to Ally Pally since and the ceiling is very low. Looking at my pics it must have been incredibly hot for the band. (More Pizza Furnace than Pizza Oven).
Birmingham NEC was a bloody nightmare. The NEC had only just started being used as a concert venue.  There was no seating. The stage was just plonked at one end of a vast room like an aircraft hanger. 
The stage had no barriers around it so when it was getting to showtime the force of the crowd was actually moving the front catwalk of the stage. The security people had to get re-enforcements and formed a solid human barrier around the front of the stage. God knows how they stayed in place for the whole gig because the crowd was just one big mass of swaying crazed Queen maniacs. It did spoil the gig a little because you had to constantly watch your balance and not get pulled under the crowd.  
Liverpool was just stunnimg (partly because I was in the front row on the first night and fourth row on the second). The atmosphere was like a big celebration. Everyone seemed incredibley happy. One of my pics that may be used in the book is of Freddie singing CLTCL wearing one blue kneepad and one red kneepad (the colours of Liverpools two football teams). I haven't seen a pic of this anywhere else.
Another set of my pics are of the ouside frontage of Earls Court in 1977 with the Queen ADATR lettering on a back-lit plastic hoarding and two vast ADATR crests hanging on each side of the front of the building. Again, I don't know of any other pics like these (Queenconcerts and Queenlive have got them on their websites).


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Posted: 03 Dec 10, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whow, did you go to a concert by the "crazy tour?

Sorry for asking, but do you remember how was the performance on the song bohemian rhapsody in Liverpool and Birmingham?

Because I am a collector of live versions of that song and would be a great contribution that information.


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Posted: 04 Dec 10, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

splicksplack, can you please send ONLY one pic to me on this e-mail headlong96@mail.ru

Please!!! I'm dying to see it!


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