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Posted: 30 Jun 20, 19:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was one of you at a classic 70s Queen concert.
When you have been there, share us your story.

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Posted: 01 Jul 20, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I was. Queen in Newcastle 1975 A Night at The Opera tour. One of the best gigs ever.
Bohemian Rhapsody was at it's fourth week of a nine week run at number one.It was sold out
and someone asked me how much for my ticket on the way in. Sorry, I replied not for sale.
The support band was Mr. Big (the 70's Mr. Big) and they seemed to go on forever.
I had the official programme,but cut it up a few days later and stuck it on my wall (crazy)
The light went out,and the biggest cheer I had heard went up.
Welcome Kenny Everett's voice told us, To A Night At The Opera.....
The place went mad,a piano started the middle bit of Bohemian Rhapsody,
a spotlight shone at the back of the stage up near the organ.
Freddie's silhouette appeared,cue more cheering.
I see a little silhouette of a man,Freddie sang.
Cue clapping and singing,the crowd were singing along with the opera bit.
No No No,and the rest.
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me...…..
Cue flash bombs and there were Queen singing the third part live.
What an entrance,the place was going mad.
Ogre Battle and White Queen followed. What a show,what a night
The Prophet's Song was a highlight for me and Brian's Guiar Solo in Brighton Rock.
Sadly I did have a low quality tape of the gig,taped by a friend on a reel to reel recorder
from the projection box at the back upstairs. But it's long gone now. Great memories.

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Posted: 01 Jul 20, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This sounds amazing! I'm so sad, that I'm too young to saw a classic Queen concert!

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Posted: 01 Jul 20, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tempusfugit wrote:

Sadly I did have a low quality tape of the gig,taped by a friend on a reel to reel recorder from the projection box at the back upstairs. But it's long gone now.


Now that's tragic. Was it thrown out or something?

Reel to reel tapes can be baked, so if it's in need of restoration, possibilities abound now.



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Posted: 02 Jul 20, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had a cassette copy from the reel to reel,sadly lost in divorce way back in the 90's.
Quality was low,but a nice memory. I did meet the friend I got it from a few years ago,
but sadly he didn't keep in touch with the guy that worked at Newcastle City Hall.
Named Moose, he taped a few gigs around 1975-77 Wings,Queen and Glen Campbell I seem to remember.

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Posted: 02 Jul 20, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If he really wanted to, he could perhaps try contacting him via his successor, Colin Rowell.
After all, the reel could be sitting in Moose's attic.
Or perhaps he sold it.

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Posted: 03 Jul 20, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe Moose got sacked for something or other, Colin was the boss,Moose was one of the minions.
After 45 years you never know,they might appear.

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Posted: 03 Jul 20, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tempusfugit wrote:
I believe Moose got sacked for something or other, Colin was the boss,Moose was one of the minions.

Probably for recording gigs on a reel to reel LOL!
I assumed Moose was Colin Rowell's predecessor based on Par Can's comments here:
http://garyalikivi.com/2019/09/01/access-all-areas-in-conversation-with-stage-and-production-manager-colin-rowell/