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Posted: 14 Dec 10, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen in Cornwall is a blog that can be found at http://www.queenincornwall.blogspot.com

Its been going about six months. During this time I've investigated the pre-history and early history of Queen - as it relates to their visits to this rural county in the South West of the UK.

There is also a lot of information on Rogers first bands and early life. It's all new research and it includes photos etc that haven't been published before.

So please do visit and feel able to leave comments!! The research is leading to a book and exhibition so if anyone has any original photos or memorabilia from these very early days please get in touch...

Oh and in case youre wondering the attachment on this post is the earliest known printed Queen ticket: for the Tregye Festival in 1971...found a couple of weeks ago in Roger's home town of Truro

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Posted: 14 Dec 10, 02:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jossiejojo wrote:

Oh and in case youre wondering the attachment on this post is the earliest known printed Queen ticket: for the Tregye Festival in 1971...found a couple of weeks ago in Roger's home town of Truro

The whole thing sounds great, one thing though.  I don't know why but this final sentence, well the beginning "Oh and in case you;re wondering", sounds like it's coming from a 13 year old girl (Think Briony in Atonement) All very proud about her discovery but defensive and embarassed to admit it.

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Posted: 14 Dec 10, 05:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a wonderful blog and I've been visiting it for months. Keep up the good work!


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 15 Dec 10, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great blog, Thank You So Much! Wish the book will come out soon =)


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Posted: 15 Dec 10, 18:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked this part from the blog:

Spoke for ages on the phone to Jim Jenkins this evening?. Jim wrote the official Queen biography with Jacky Gunn published in 1992. Jim was one of Queen's first fans and got to know the band well over a long period of time. He was given a lot of memorabilia by the four members of Queen, and for example, was given a copy of the above ad from the West Briton 1971 by John Deacon. Its one that I'd missed first time round. Easily done...Queen's name is written in such minute lettering!
John also kept a diary for a number of years, I believe, in which there are some details of the early gigs, including the gigs in Cornwall in 1971. This was source material used by Jim in the book and passed on later to others, like Martin from queenconcerts.com. Interestingly, talking of memorabilia: John also, apparently, has recordings of Queen made by the late John Harris, their soundman, going back to their first concert in the City Hall in Truro, and possibly before.

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Posted: 15 Dec 10, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The late John Harris? Did he die? If so, when?


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.