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1973

Postby Abramelin » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:38 pm

Hi,

My first ever post. I apologise for its length.

I'm particulary fascinated by the very ealy years of 1972 & 1973. From 1974 onwards we have a wealth of stuff.

I have seen a few 1973 photos of the band, but apart from the Keep Yourself Alive & Liar promotional videos
( Brewer Street, St. John's Woods), is there any more footage of queen from 1973 anywhere? Any interviews, TV appearances, live footage or was nothing else at all from '73 filmed? It's pretty meagre if you compare it to some other artists footage from their first year, e.g camel has a whole live show from '73 filmed (the year their debut LP came out too).

It would be a real shame if this were the case as I would dearly love to see more of the band and what they looked like in '73. I would love to see even just one song live from '73.
Bob Harris loved KYA and played it on Whistle Test in '73, I wonder why he never invited the band to play on the show then?
I know there are some live gigs on youtube from then but it isn't the same as having visuals.

This is the class of '73: Queen, Aerosmith, Camel, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, New York Dolls, 10cc, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Gryphon, Barry White, Maria Muldaur, Mike Oldfield, Abba, The Pointer Sisters.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: 1973

Postby fosterol » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:57 am

Queen were just a bunch of unknowns in 72 aside from in their localities where they were known for their live gigs, not always as queen though. The best source are early years books that have plenty of visuals, Is this the real life by Mark Blake is excellent, as is the 40th anniversary collectors box set. Footage tends to be grainy if not officially filmed for production, though there is some home footage that exists that appears on documentaries. Live, good luck there. Though wouldnt be surprised if Brian doesnt have a few gigs stashed away. I also happen to know that when Queen played at Plymouth Guildhall in early 74 my mate stood next to a guy with a movie cam who was filming, though goodness knows if that was ever kept, prob not. incidentally the band were late on after support band overran prompting the crowd to sing god save the queen...if that film exists would prob be earliest Queen live footage
 
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Re: 1973

Postby Abramelin » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:55 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the response. It's a real shame - I would love to have maybe two or three live tracks from '73, not even a full show. I just think it would be interesting to see now, it's their least documented year from the 70s as far as footage goes. So I guess we can be thankful for the promo videos for Liar and KYA. That's all we have.

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Re: 1973

Postby kurgan » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:37 pm

There are actually four promos from 1973, and several edits for some of those.

1. KYA (unreleased) St Johns Wood TVL0032 16/7/73
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2. Liar - from Flix laserdisc (St Johns Wood TVL0032A 16/7/73) wrongly labelled Brewer St on screen
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3. KYA - from Flix laserdisc (Brewer Street) wrongly labelled St Johns Wood on screen
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4. Liar - Brewer St TVL0041 9/8/73
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Re: 1973

Postby jimbo » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:44 am

^^^Great stuff thanks :-D
Hot Space is actually only my 6th favourite Queen album.
(But is a very underrated album in my opinion).
 
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Re: 1973

Postby Abramelin » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:50 pm

Thanks so much, Kurgan. I didn't know there were 4 promo videos!
I just wish someone had filmed a few live songs back then.
 
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Re: 1973

Postby Guru » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:13 pm

Abramelin wrote:This is the class of '73: Queen, Aerosmith, Camel, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, New York Dolls, 10cc, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Gryphon, Barry White, Maria Muldaur, Mike Oldfield, Abba, The Pointer Sisters.


Was there ever a less consistent list? :mrgreen:
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Re: 1973

Postby Grizzly Adam » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:27 pm

Guru wrote:
Abramelin wrote:This is the class of '73: Queen, Aerosmith, Camel, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, New York Dolls, 10cc, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Gryphon, Barry White, Maria Muldaur, Mike Oldfield, Abba, The Pointer Sisters.


Was there ever a less consistent list? :mrgreen:

Queen and Tom Waits in the same list? I am going to guess no...
 
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Re: 1973

Postby AlexKx » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:58 am

Of course its two "short promotional films" (i.e.: "music videos") where they had two songs performed at each one. There is of course a "short promotional film" for "Keep Yourself Alive" that uses random way old documentary footage I think from something like President Rosevelt's Presidential campaign or something. Then there is the version that edits all three for "Keep Yourself Alive" from the music home video "Classic Queen".
 
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Re: 1973

Postby kurgan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:51 pm

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Re: 1973

Postby kurgan » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:35 pm

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Re: 1973

Postby sebastian » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:18 pm

Check http://queenlive.ca/ for some nice photos and stories.
John hated Hot Space. Frederick's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Roger did not compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
 
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Re: 1973

Postby Sir Didymus » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:42 pm

While it's not visual, there is, of course, the Golders Green Hippodrome set recorded by (and broadcast on) BBC Radio.

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Re: 1973

Postby kurgan » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:50 pm

AlexKx wrote:There is of course a "short promotional film" for "Keep Yourself Alive" that uses random way old documentary footage I think from something like President Rosevelt's Presidential campaign or something.

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Re: 1973

Postby TheHero » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:55 pm

Also, check http://www.queenconcerts.com
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