Kenny Everett: That’s a Roger Taylor track, and Roger’s just had a requiem set for his hair – so we’re all in mourning. We’ll be back with some more really great stuff, including their climactic climax to this LP right after the news. So I’ll see you then, right Fred?
Freddie Mercury: Yes dear, see you then.
Kenny Everett: Ok, bye bye ladies and gentlemen.
Kenny Everett: And now here’s Freddie with the weather!
Freddie Mercury: Oh God! He’s just put it in my lap, I can’t believe it! Weather for the Capitol area; It’s dry with long sunny periods, clean spells this evening, cold…
Kenny Everett: CLEAR spells.
Freddie Mercury: Oh, [Laughs] It’s you’re writing! Clear spells – yes that’s right. Clear spells this evening, cold high feel four centigrade…
Kenny Everett: Oh forget it!
Freddie Mercury: Winds light, force two or three… well this is the way you’ve written it. It’s in code, my god! [Laughs] Two or three mostly west to northwest, becoming south to south west later. [More laughs in studio].
Kenny Everett: Are you done?
Freddie Mercury: I’m sure everybody got that.
Kenny Everett: Yeah, I’m sure…
Freddie Mercury: That does it, you wait ‘till you come to the studio next time!
Kenny Everett: Get your calculators out and work out the weather. Right, here it is folks – the climax of this LP “A Day At The Races”, waiting for a place in your Christmas stocking.
TEO TORRIATTE (LET US CLING TOGETHER)
Kenny Everett: That’s the last track off “A Day At The Races”, the new LP by Queen, and if you had your Grundig out, then you should be ashamed of yourself – you’ve just robbed this millionaire of another 18 & 6. [Laughs].
ROCKET MAN – ELTON JOHN
Kenny Everett: Well what was a civilized little gathering, is now turned into chaos with bubbling heaps all over the studio. It’s 3:30 now on the Freddie and Ken show. Any comments on that, because your manager is the same as his isn’t it?
Freddie Mercury: Yes that’s right. In fact I’d like to dedicate that one to a few friends I know; Sharon, Beryl, Phyllis, Serita, Deirdre all the lovely people who’ve all been nice to us this year.
Kenny Everett: All lady friends then?
Freddie Mercury: Yes, they’re all going into my white book. My black books quite full up actually. [Laughs]
Kenny Everett: He says with champagne bubbles coming out of both ears.
BENJAMIN BRITTON TRIBUTE
Kenny Everett: Well I suppose you could call that a golden oldie, as it was written in 1961. Lovely, I like classical stuff don’t you?
Freddie Mercury: I like a bit of Chopin.
Kenny Everett: I’m a Mozart man.
Freddie Mercury: Well there you are then, we differ.
IT’S OVER – ROY ORBISON
Freddie Mercury: ‘It’s Over’! [Freddie & co sing the last line].
Kenny Everett: The masked mouths of the Mercury entourage, and “It’s Over”. Which was written in 1964 and is one of my faves Roy Orbison, who always did a good tune when called upon.
Freddie Mercury: Yes, very good actually. “Pretty Woman” was very good as well.
Kenny Everett: He did a lot of good stuff, I think he’s fab. I tell you what, Roy was good – but you can’t beat ‘old Dusty.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME – DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
Kenny Everett: Round of applause for Dusty Springfield. She’s great, the only thing that’s wrong with Dusty is that she’s not in Britain today. She’s gone off to California the rotter.
Freddie Mercury: I wish she’d come back actually. She’s very good, a very good singer.
Kenny Everett: I think she’s a ‘nana really, as she’s sat over there and not producing some fab stuff.
Freddie Mercury: I don’t know her, but I think she’s a bit scared to go on. She’s scared of what people might think, especially in this country. I think if she did come back, she’d be liked.
Kenny Everett: She’s be adored, there’s millions of people here waiting for her to come back. I’m not sure what’s wrong with her.
Freddie Mercury: I think she’s got stage frig