FriedChicken wrote: I wasn't there, but I remember it very clearly.
Freddie was a great showman, even back then, when he had hardly any stage experience. They were great, they played Earth, Step on Me, Keep Yourself Alive, , Blag, Stone Cold Crazy and Mother Love. Brian was great and alread did a similar solo that he would in Brighton Rock. Paul McCartney was great as a bassplayer, I wonder why they let him go. And Roger played with a couple of fish in his floor tom. One of the best shows I've seen.
Yes, I remember it very vividly, as if it were yesterday.
No, that was Gregory Mullen and his band, One Night Of Queen For A Day.
Actually, I WAS there in Truro that night, and I remember thinking "who is the bunch of poncy poofs???".
Freddie was a terrible showman back then, and his voice hadn't properly developed so he sounded like a cat stuck in a mangle. True.
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