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Posted: 30 Jul 06, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the booklet accompanying the Platinum Collection, it says that when Bicycle Race was played live, local bicycle shops used to sell out of bells because all the fans bought them to ring them at the appropriate moment. But in all the concerts I've heard, Bicycle Race was only ever part of a medley. Has there ever been any concert where the song was played in full?

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Posted: 30 Jul 06, 07:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heh. I think it's one of those stories that got made up in order to make liner notes more interesting actually. Or maybe it happened ONCE and became exaggerated over time.

There are other examples of junk like that which just sounds too silly to be true.. perhaps others can find and mention them, otherwise I'll look through some stuff later and post again.



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Posted: 30 Jul 06, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SOME people at SOME shows brought SOME bells SOME times... SOME bootlegs proove this ;-)

But the story in the liner notes is obviously SOMEwhat exaggerated ;-)

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Posted: 30 Jul 06, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't they played it full at a german show? That Munich documentary proves that those naked chicks came on during the song or was that for fun while rehearsing or something?

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Posted: 30 Jul 06, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the naked women came out during the ending of Fat Bots (I might be wrong).


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Posted: 30 Jul 06, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Take the Paris 1979 (1.3.1979) bootleg. The full show! They played just the regular version of Bicycle Race, BUT Queen didn't play I'm In Love With My Car right after it, but they waited about 20 sec. or so. In that gap the audience had the opportunity to ring their bells and they did. Listen for yourself!


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Posted: 31 Jul 06, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't the 'dwarves carrying cocaine at the parties' story exaggerated or even a myth?

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Posted: 31 Jul 06, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

KevoM wrote:

Wasn't the 'dwarves carrying cocaine at the parties' story exaggerated or even a myth?


According to Roger: yes

According to several other party-goers: no


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Posted: 31 Jul 06, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May joining Sparks in the 70s?

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Posted: 31 Jul 06, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

KevoM wrote:

Wasn't the 'dwarves carrying cocaine at the parties' story exaggerated or even a myth?


According to Roger: yes

According to several other party-goers: no


Ask Freddie he'd known. It was his party after all.

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Posted: 31 Jul 06, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

luthorn wrote:

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

KevoM wrote:

Wasn't the 'dwarves carrying cocaine at the parties' story exaggerated or even a myth?


According to Roger: yes

According to several other party-goers: no


Ask Freddie he'd known. It was his party after all.

Here, I'll call up heaven and ask for him.


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