News > Napier-Bell Sabotaged Queen's Efforts in China

Added on 26-Mar-2005

Napier-Bell also revealed that he had sabotaged the efforts of rock group Queen to be the first to play China. The BBC article addresses the 20th Anniversary of Wham!'s ground-breaking first Western gig in Communist China.

To prevent this happening, he made two brochures - one featuring Wham!fans as pleasant middle-class youngsters, and one portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in typically flamboyant poses. The Chinese opted for Wham!.

The gig may have been groundbreaking, but it was not a great show.

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