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Posted: 22 Mar 05, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pre-Queen: Left Handed Marriage

1965
Summer: Bill Richards forms the Left Handed Marriage.

1967
January: Record "On The Right Side Of The Left Handed Marriage" LP.
(Pre-Brian May, so no Queen involvement). Only 50 original copies pressed.

Jan – March: Bill Richards signs 12-month contract with Music Publishers.
Contacts Brian May for “fuller sound”.

April 4: UNRELEASED Recording Session Manor Road, Twickenham, 7” EP Acetate.
12 string guitar/vocals: Bill Richards, Lead guitar: Brian May, Flute/vocals: Terry Goulds, Vocals: Jenny Hill, Henry Deval.
All songs written and owned by Bill Richards. Session not released.
Give Me Time, She Was Once My Friend, Yours Sincerely, Sugar Lump Girl

June 28: UNRELEASED Recording Session EMI Studios, St. John’s Wood, 7” Acetate.
12 string guitar/vocals: Bill Richards, Lead guitar: Brian May, Bass guitar: Dave Dilloway (1984), Vocals: Jenny Hill, Henry Deval, Terry Goulds.
All songs written and owned by Bill Richards. Session not released.
I Need Time, She Was Once My Friend

July 28: Recording Session Regent Sound 7” Acetate.
12 string guitar/vocals: Bill Richards, Lead guitar/vocals: Brian May, Bass guitar/piano: John Frankel, Drums: Peter Trout, Vocals: Jenny Hill, Henry Deval, Terry Goulds.
All tracks remastered from acetate, master tapes disappeared along with the studio.
All songs written and owned by Bill Richards. Session released February 1993 as "Crazy Chain" LHM1 CD/Cassette. (*Excluding She Was Once My Friend edit).
I Need Time, She Was Once My Friend, Appointment, *She Was Once My Friend 7” edit.

1992
July 27/29 Original members Bill Richards, Jenny Hill, Henry Deval, Terry Goulds, John Frankel and new recruit keyboardist Peter Gosling, return to the studio to cut "Crazy Chain"

1993
February "Crazy Chain" (including 31.07.1967 Regent Sound session) released as private pressing CD and cassette tape. LHM 1.

2005
March 22
John Frankel (johnf)
Posted: 3/22/2005 10:33:31 AM
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Sorry to correct you, but that session on July 31st 1967 was at Regent Sound, not Abbey Road. How do I know ? I was there, playing bass guitar (and piano) as part of the Left Handed Marriage.

So John F, Bill Richards claims you guys were in Regent Sound July 28th - and you 31st. Was this a protracted three day session, or is Bill's memory starting to go?

Do you still have your "She Was Once My Friend" 7” edit acetate, or, has that too been lost to the passage of time?






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Posted: 22 Mar 05, 21:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the most interesting posts ever... if the majority would be even 10% as interesting as this one...

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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 02:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is indeed an intelligent post. Plus there's a heap-a history behind it.


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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 03:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great post as usual, John.


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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 00:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I apologize for bringing up an old topic, but I just noticed this thread as I was searching. Here is the tracklisting of Crazy Chain for anyone that is interested.

1. 3:31 Happiness Is Only
2. 2:36 Give Me Back My Friend
3. 2:46 My Special Day
4. 3:13 Sugar-Lump Girl
5. 2:31 Crazy Chain
6. 3:18 A Little Less
7. 3:32 Marrying King
8. 2:44 What Did I Do Wrong?
9. 3:02 Thirty Days
10. 2:25 Sing Me A Song
11. 3:54 Song Of The Ships
12. 2:51 New Love
13. 2:24 Man In A Can
14. 2:38 Appointment
15. 3:18 She Was Once My Friend
16. 3:12 I Need Time



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Posted: 16 Jun 05, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Adam.

For clarification: Remember only tracks 14, 15 & 16 are of any value to Queen fans as these were recorded in the 1960's and feature Brian May.

The remainder of the tracks (1 - 13) were recorded in the early 1990's, when the band briefly reformed without Brian.

A better investment would be the original Left Handed Marriage LP - On The Right Side Of The Left Handed Marriage. Although this too contains no Brian, it is at least an authentic 1960's recording.


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