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Gallery Update Queen performed their second evening at Empire Theatre, London, England “Crazy” Tour

Gallery Update Queen performed their second evening at Empire Theatre, London, England “Crazy” Tour

I just added to our gallery Live at Queen performed their second evening at Empire Theatre, London, England “Crazy” Tour.

7 December 1979, Queen performed their second evening at Empire Theatre, London, England “Crazy” Tour

Freddie’s black leather pants had both blue and red kneepads just to keep the football fans of both Liverpool and Everton happy, as Brian explained at some point during the show.

For their own amusement during the acoustic set, Brian and Freddie played a bit of ‘Mull Of Kintyre’ after Freddie mentioned how Wings had just played in Liverpool. Freddie jokingly said, “I’ll be Linda McCartney.” At another point he was toasting the audience with champagne as he did on the first night (“toasting” meaning “dumping it on the audience”), and a fan who attended both shows knew the gag was coming and chucked some water at him first !

The band perform ‘Liar’ on the second night in Liverpool, as they always did when playing two consecutive nights at a venue on this tour.

The photos were taken by Doug Price and Gillian Parry

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Gallery update Tour Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin

Gallery update Tour Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin

6 December 1978, Queen performed @ Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin 🇺🇸

“Jazz” Tour

The superb photos were taken by Jon Duxbury.

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Queen performed @ Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin 🇺🇸 “Jazz” Tour
Gallery update live Cardiff castle

Gallery update live Cardiff castle

Queen performing at the Cardiff Castle, UK – September 10, 1976.
Photos by Martyn Goddard

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Queen performing at the Cardiff Castle, UK – September 10, 1976. Photos by Martyn Goddard
Freddie came into the studio one day and announced that as he had a cold

Freddie came into the studio one day and announced that as he had a cold

Freddie came into the studio one day and announced that as he had a cold, his doctor had forbade him to drink vodka, his usual tipple. As we digested this information, he added quickly: ‘So get me a brandy!’. 😂

Being with him, I never realised how big he was. I’d never seen him as this rock mega-star. I just saw him as my mate, Fred. If I could do it all over again, all those years with them, I totally would, and I guess all ‘the family’, as they called their staff, would say the same.” 💛

Chris “Crystal” Taylor

Queen crew, Roger’s Drum Tech, Assistant and Roadie

Gallery update live Town Hall England

Gallery update live Town Hall England

I added 3 pictures from Live tour the town Hall England

27 November 1973, Queen performed @ The Town Hall, Birmingham, England “Queen I Tour”

According to a fan who saw the show, half the audience was at the bar at the beginning of Queen’s set. They were David Bowie fans who were there to see Mott The Hoople (Bowie wrote All The Young Dudes, their biggest hit). With each passing song, more people left the bar to watch Queen and were won over by the energetic show and the musicianship.

There’s a funny moment during the a cappella second chorus of Hangman, after “Hang that rope from the highest tree”. Freddie, in a campy voice, says, “Yes, you’ll do that” (as he did last night in Keep Yourself Alive).

Queen’s fortunes varied somewhat on this tour. On many nights they were reported to have blown Mott The Hoople off the stage, but on this night things didn’t go quite so smoothly. Someone who attended the show recalls a noticeably nervous Freddie Mercury, who even tripped over a monitor at one point: “Freddie was clearly winded, but continued on from the floor as if it were part of the show. This impressed some audience members, but not everyone. During the last song, Freddie was hit in the face by a hot dog. With ketchup falling down to his neck, he was visibly distraught.” 😮

The third pic is particularly interesting, as it is the last known shot of the fuzz switch still visible on Brian May’s Red Special. Over the next year it would be removed, the hole covered with duct tape, and replaced with a red dot (and later black tape again). In 1998 it was finally replaced with the “May Star” as seen on the front cover of his 1993 solo album Back To The Light.

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He could hold 100,000 people in the palm of his hand.

He could hold 100,000 people in the palm of his hand.

He could hold 100,000 people in the palm of his hand.

Not once did I see him get nervous… he was extremely confident and one of the most professional people I’ve ever worked with…

His energy and joie de vivre… he was a one-off Rock Icon, never to be replaced.

He was the ultimate individualist and everyone respected that.

He expressed his sexuality all the time and especially through photography. His costumes, his fashion, his expressions…he was so open and had a sense of humor about it.

Adidas was his thing…the shoes, sportswear… he felt most comfortable on stage in sportswear.

I think once or twice saw him a suit and tie. My favorite Freddie look will always be the sporty white trousers at the 1986 Wembley concert.” 👑

Richard Young🥀

Freddie Mercury’s photographer

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