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20 March 1970 – Sour Milk Sea performed last show Highfield Parish, Oxford, UK – a benefit for Shelter.Sour Milk Sea members were all blown away with Freddie. He was a riot of colour, he displayed enormous charisma and was immensely confident. When the band asked if Freddie wanted the lyrics to their songs, he said, “No thanks, I’ve got my own!” Chris Chesney: “I remember Freddie being really energetic and moving around a lot at the audition, coming up and flashing the mike at me during guitar solos. He was impressive. There was an immediate vibe. He had a great vocal range.

He sang falsetto; nobody else had the bottle to do that. He said ‘Do your own songs and I’ll make up my own words’ It was very clever and very good.”Jeremy Gallop said, “Freddie definitely managed to get the people in the audience in the palm of his hand, just by sheer aggression and his good looks. He was very posy, very camp, and quite vain.”Sour Milk Sea found bookings easy to come by in Oxford, as it was Chris Dummett’s home town. They performed a benefit for the homeless charity ‘Shelter’, staged at the Highfield Parish hall in Headington, Oxford, on 20th of March 1970 – just weeks before Freddie teamed up with Brian May and Roger Taylor in a new group. “That was the last gig we played with him,” remarks Chris Chesney.In an unusually contemporary move, the ‘Oxford Mail’ invited Sour Milk Sea to ‘have their day’ in print as a preview to their appearance. They also included a photograph of the group with the article, complete with Freddie – the only known shot to exist of him with Sour Milk Sea. Typically Freddie is the only one looking at the camera.Much of the band’s article was drawn from lyrics written by Freddie to a song called ‘Lover’ which later evolved into ‘Liar’, a track on Queen’s début album. It was a fascinating example of the heartfelt, elegiac, but ultimately vacuous prose which most British bands, famous or not, were dispensing at the time: ‘You never had it so good. The yogurt pushers are here. There’s a place I have been and a face I have seen today.

I have said all my prayers, never answered, never cared at all. But there’s a sudden change in me. I’m another person inside of me. Tomorrow I am going to see the last of the blue skies above me. Lover calling, I hear your voice, solar systems that surround you all your life, they remind me that you’re really from another source of light. Lover, take me to your leader, I give you body and soul. Come to understand, I grow my life in the palm of your hand.’” It was apparent immediately that Freddie and Chris Dummett had a rapport. They both possessed a deep love of music and realised they needed musical axis in order to focus on their songs. “Freddie had a much greater pop sensibility than most people around at that time,” said Chris. “

We were very blues based while he was into the Move, The Hollies, Steve Winwood, people like that. His was a much broader base of appreciation. I really wanted to learn from him and he was willing to take me under his wing. The pair formed a close friendship and within weeks Chris moved into the house on Ferry Road so they could write songs together. Freddie took it upon himself to inculcate Chris, who was nearly six years younger, with a certain decorum. They shared clothes, listened to records (especially Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ album) and they began visiting restaurants. “We got on famously . He tried to make me aware of my appearance. He was charming and sweet and would share any food he had in the house. He was a very generous and warm person,” said Chris. The addition of Freddie to Sour Milk Sea brought almost a complete transition to their music and shifted the balance of control. Freddie insisted on singing his own words to songs they had already written. Chris admitted, “Freddie seemed to turn on a light. He used to plan things beforehand and had this great patter with the audience. He was cynical but witty with it.” Relations in the band were strained when it was obvious that Freddie, with Chris’s support, was out to change their sound. Jeremy Gallop said, “It was awkward and caused a few riffs. The thing I remember about Freddie was that he was a wonderful arbitrator. I was pretty fiery but he was a very good calming influence but he was trying to bring a commercial edge to the band and we saw ourselves as an underground band. Freddie was a wrong choice for Sour Milk Sea.”We liked Freddie,” added Rob Tyrell. “He was fun, but he was quite a schemer in a way. He had other things cooking. I could feel it in my bones he wasn’t really interested in us. He knew he was good. He used us as a kind of stepping stone.” A couple of weeks later, Freddie Bulsara, Brian May and Roger Taylor formed Queen (once Smile disbanded) and the rest is music history!


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