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Posted: 26 Nov 04, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought Queen were on tour at the time and couldn't make a commitment to be there for the recording of the single.

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Posted: 26 Nov 04, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a quote: "Queen had not been invited. The controversy over their South Africa shows possibly played a part in their not having been asked but, whatever the reason, it pricked the band and Freddie Mercury later lamented, 'I would have loved to have been on the Band Aid record'."
(From Laura Jackson's book Queen -- The Definitive Biography)

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Posted: 26 Nov 04, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So Laura Jackson's Queen books aren't that reliable then?

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Posted: 26 Nov 04, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, talking about reliable sources... Freddie himself said in an interview they didn't participate, because they were in separate parts of the globe. Maybe you can still download it from Rien's site. It's the Live Aid rehearsal video.
But on the other hand... maybe he wouldn't tell the interviewer that they weren't invited, who knows? Fact is that they didn't participate on the single.

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Posted: 29 Nov 04, 03:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But Freddie participated during the live version on Live AID..... or can I better say, shouted one word trough the mic (-;


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

They were not invited and the South African tour breaking the UN boycott may well have been the reason but that's just speculation. John Deacon said in an interview that they were not asked and he said that maybe Geldof wanted just the "newer acts".


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Posted: 08 Dec 04, 07:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What are you guys on about? Queen weren't asked to record the single. That's what they were so annoyed about. Bob wanted newer acts to get the kiddies buying the song. And remember, Geldof is no Queen fan.


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Posted: 08 Dec 04, 07:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"What are you guys on about? Queen weren't asked to record the single. That's what they were so annoyed about. Bob wanted newer acts to get the kiddies buying the song. And remember, Geldof is no Queen fan."

Maybe Queen was a great threat to Geldof in the eighties, because of Queen’s huge popularity. But Geldof has admitted that Queen was the best act during Live AID. Did he have said that if he didn't like their music?



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Posted: 08 Dec 04, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="crimson"><b>ThomasQuinn</b> wrote:

They were asked, but they declined.


I thought they where declined because of there Suncity gig, din't know for sure.

They had been on a black list


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Posted: 08 Dec 04, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the fact is that Bob Geldof wanted newer acts indeed.

Seems weird that Paul McCartney, David Bowie, and Elton John didn't sing on the single either.


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Posted: 08 Dec 04, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no. but fucking status quo, and phil collins were - weren't they?


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