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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Hello fellow QueenZoners.. Happy New Year,

Perhaps this has already been discussed, but anyone knows, or is there an "oficial" version on why John Deacon threw his bass and left the stage running in the end of Radio Ga Ga on Knebworth'86??

I always imagine he was desperate to go to the WC...

LOL

Anyone has a clue?


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

Didn't know he did, but would love to know why, did this really happen or was it a press story that was made up.

I once read a story about a show in New York where according to the paper, Freddie kicked rogers kit during a song and roger then threw some sticks at Freddie, who then pushed the whole kit over, roger hit Freddie and then Freddie left the stage with John leaving Brian and Roger arguing.

None of which I beleive a word of, they were far too professional and if I remember it was the NME who wrote it and they hated Queen in the 80's


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 05:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, fantastic shot, I love it, question is did he throw the Bass, or did it throw him?


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 05:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Yes, Serry, I know that picture, and that was the event I was refering to. I knew it happened, it can be seen in RARE LIVE (in the end of Radio Ga Ga). I spoted this almost ten years ago.

Still, is John's reason known?

As for the other story in NME, I seriouly doubt it. There was a huge quarrel backstage (not in stage in 1984, I think) between Brian and Roger, but Freddie managed to calm things down, and according to some, to have saved the band.


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 05:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John: "Now take that, you wizard. Let's see if magic helps you this time, with your irritating synthesizers. Fuck off, Edney!"


John: "It's the one thing I wish I could do - sing."

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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Yes, Serry, I know that picture, and that was the event I was refering to. I knew it happened, it can be seen in RARE LIVE (in the end of Radio Ga Ga). I spoted this almost ten years ago.

Still, is John's reason known?

As for the other story in NME, I seriouly doubt it. There was a huge quarrel backstage (not on stage.. 1984, I think) between Brian and Roger, but Freddie managed to calm things down, and according to some, to have saved the band.


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What happed to the Bass? did it get caught by a roadie of did it smash?


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I severely doubt it would have smashed - unles you get a really good swing in, fender precisions are virtually indestructable!


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 10:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

True, but I doubt it helped it much, looks like one of those rare moments of Deaky rage we have heard about.


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He probably just got pissed off with having to play such a crap, boring song. AGAIN! If only he'd known it was the last but one time he'd have to do it, he might have been doing a little deaky-dance instead. I love the deaky dance, in all its forms :-)


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you look carefully you`ll notice that Freddie is recieving energy from the sky through his finger and his body is shinning!

Maby John was was upset about it: "Why him?"

I think that when this situation happens most of the time is because tuning problems, or problems with his monitor (he couldn`t hear himself). Let`s ask John...

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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did they officially know back then that Knebworth would be the last show?

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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably...Freddie knew he had HIV during the magic tour so they probably knew it will be the last show.


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FightFromTheInside wrote:

Probably...Freddie knew he had HIV during the magic tour so they probably knew it will be the last show.


Except that he hadn't told the band yet. They suspected something was up though, because he seemed to behave differently then (ie. not much partying, etc). Of course, that could have had other reasons. In any case, Freddie knew it would probably be their last gig, but the rest of the band didn't.


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John may have been kidding around..or maybe he was trying to do his own Pete Townshend/Jimi Hendrix thing.

They burned their guitars and smashed their guitars for ''showmanship'' and thrill/spectacle effect.

Maybe that was John's way of showmanship.

Just taking a stab at why he might have done that.


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, to be honest, i haven't seen the bass-throwing incident, but I do know that it DID happen, so i'm not stupid or anything

I always thought that since it was the last show of the Magic Tour (and would end up being their last show altogether), John just wanted to go out with a bang. Or a smash, in this case.

I don't know, that's just my take on it.


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry about that, double post! lol


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to his roadie, John very ocassionally would throw his bass at the stage or the equipment if he was brassed off.

For some reason (a row with his wife, his kid knocked a girl down, or any other option) he seemed to be quite upset at Knebworth since reportedly he threw his beloved Fender at the end of Magic and then the Elite Precision at the end of Ga Ga. I guess he played the second encore with the Fender Precision Special or perhaps the Musicman.


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