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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is some legends about the fifth Beatle...

Then WHO is the fifth Queen member ?

Jim Beach ?
Spike Edney ?
Mack ?
David Richards ?
Crystal ?
Morgan Fisher ?
Mike Moran ?
Roy Thomas Baker ?
Tim Staffell ?
Other ?

I vote for Spike !


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All of them! They were just one big happy family!


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

er...they were a four piece band.

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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I've double checked the cover of Greatest Hits and there were definitely only four of them.


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I forgot to say why I vote for Spike.

He's the person who helped to brought Queen back to the top with Live Aid, formed a band with RMT, another one with BHM, and keeps in a way the legend alive with his excellent SAS Band.

He is a very underestimated man in music, IMO.

And if somebody had to replace John, he's the man to do the job. Unfortunaltely, I don't think bass guitar is his most beloved instrument ;-)

What do U think ?


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course I know there were a 4 piece band.
But this is a theorical exercise, people ;-)

I guess U know the "legends" about the 5th Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, even this is very different.


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought gap-toothed funnyman Jimmy Tarbuck was the fifth Beatle.


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 20:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well you'd have to say Spike...and those other two pianists before him. Barry and..Jeff.


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spike. In the "also ran" category, or course. :)


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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 23:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Deacon.

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Posted: 07 Jul 04, 23:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What About Mary Austin( this lady got well more prettiest on her mid-age then on her youth)? She was a person around Queen FRom the right beggining till the end!


But i think that the outside member that, in just few years(4 or 5) had a highest input on band was Mike Moran. He wrote a fantastic album with Freddie , put a song of his own in a Queen album(quite rare) and gave his music finger to the guys.


Spike... well , you know... he is family...

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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 00:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roy Thomas Baker - 73-78
Mack 80-82
David Richards 84-95

Production is always something that is extremely underrated. If George Martin is the fifth Beatle (and rightfully so), then these three are the fifth Queenies in their respective time periods.


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 06:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spike Edney is a very under - estimated man in music. I looked at his bio on a web page a few months back and the amount of stuff he did before he worked with Queen and outside Queen is amazing. But like it was mentioned before, They were all one big happy family!!!
They were a 4 piece band, I just double checked my greatest hits LP's to make sure Flashman wasnt lying ;)


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 06:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasnt he the pianist in the early 80s??? The one with the fondness for orange??? Strange bloke. Great pianist though!


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Undoubtedly Jim Beach.

Spike Edney is called the fifth member of Queen above all because he started calling himself like that. At least that's what some people from the "inner circle" say. I think Queen were a nice boost for Spike's career.

But truth is that IF the fifth member of Queen is a musician, it has to be Spike. Who else?

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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He co-wrote and played on the Barcelona album with Freddie and Montserrat

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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jim Jenkins would be a nice mention...and Greg Brooks too.
"Fifth Beatle", self-proclaimed, was American disc jockey Murray The K. Though I always thought it was Eppy (Brian Epstein, their manager)...

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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL Wilky. :D


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were 4 members in Queen. Spike was only the number five when he was on stage helping the other four. He didn't appear on any studio albums.


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Posted: 08 Jul 04, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spike played some keyboards on the AKOM album. He's even credited.