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Posted: 16 Jan 05, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here on Australian TV they are advertising an upcoming "Idol" type program called the X-Factor. One of the judges is a gentleman by the name of John Reed (or Reid?)who amongst his credits is supposed to have managed Queen. Now I may not be as educated as some in the history of Queen but I haven't heard him mentioned before in any of the biography DVDs or interviews with the guys.

Is he by chance the manager they fired and the one they penned the song "Death on Two Legs" for?


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Posted: 16 Jan 05, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes


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Posted: 16 Jan 05, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The reason why I ask is that in the advertisement they make this guy out to have "street cred" blah blah blah he's so wonderful and apparently he managed Elton John as well but in my estimation if he's the one Queen fired then aren't they in a lot of trouble making him out to be this all wise all knowing music guru???


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Posted: 16 Jan 05, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Reid managed Queen until 1977, when Queen decided they no longer needed a manager, and they would manage themselves. The split I believe was a friendly one which allowed John to focus all his attention on the other artist on his books, Elton John.

And the song Death On Two Legs, was not written about him.

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Posted: 16 Jan 05, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ThomasQuinn wrote:

Brimon wrote:

John Reid managed Queen until 1977, when Queen decided they no longer needed a manager, and they would manage themselves. The split I believe was a friendly one which allowed John to focus all his attention on the other artist on his books, Elton John.

And the song Death On Two Legs, was not written about him.


DOTL would be about Norman Sheffield.


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Posted: 16 Jan 05, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I know is they fell out over money.

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Posted: 16 Jan 05, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Reid was the guy that turned Freddie on to cocaine from what I've been told. He also wasn't too shy where matters of the same sex flirtations were concerned either. Hence the reason that they didn't persue having Peter Grant manage them.

I mean, didn't anyone find it odd that the greatest Rock band manager in the world showed a passing interest and then the story faded into oblivion?


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Posted: 16 Jan 05, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i was going to audition for x-factor (as a joke, obviously) but couldnt be bothered to dress up for the event. But if i knew he was going to be there, i would of managed not only to get to the "next round" but fucking win, and tell Reid, he had to introduce me to Queen, or else I'll tell the world he raped me (which is something i would do). But, meh. im over it


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Posted: 17 Jan 05, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dick Head.


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Posted: 18 Jan 05, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Monte wrote:

...or else I'll tell the world he raped me (which is something i would do...


That's not funny.


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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 02:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I reckon it would be funny if he WAS the guy who screwed them over and then someone sang Death on Two Legs for their audition.

That would be great...


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Posted: 19 Jan 05, 04:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I've seen him on TV... Im considering auditioning and I'll take up the quest of singing Death On Two Legs.... he he he:):):):)



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