Barry Mitchell - Queen's 2nd bass player

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Re: Barry Mitchell - Queen's 2nd bass player

Postby TheHero » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:15 pm

Though Mike Grose played only 3 gigs with them, and the first one they were still named Smile.


The original Queen, with Mike Grose on bass guitar.


Queen in Hertford, UK on 14.11.1970 (written by Mike Cole):

Line up:
Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, tambourine),
Brian May (electric guitar, backing vocals),
Roger Taylor (drums, backing vocals),
Barry Mitchell (bass guitar)

Support band: Full Frontal Nudity



Story:

It was not until the band turned up and we saw the drum kit with 'Queen' painted on it that we quizzed them - we at first thought that this was a substitute band and not the one we had booked. They informed us that they had recently changed their name to 'Queen' since appearing at the Cavern Club - they then tried to squeeze a bit more money out of us on the basis that they were now more famous having played on the same stage as the Beatles!

The Liverpool gig was I believe a couple of weeks before the gig at our college - so if they did change their name following the Liverpool gig, our assertion is correct. Certainly the management company was still booking them as 'Smile' in late September -



http://www.queenconcerts.com/live/queen/early.html




As late as 1971, they were billed as Roger Taylor's Group. Former Smile "Queen".
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Re: Barry Mitchell - Queen's 2nd bass player

Postby TheHero » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:23 pm

A couple of interesting ads from 1971:






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Re: Barry Mitchell - Queen's 2nd bass player

Postby TheHero » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:27 pm


The very first Queen concert, Mike Grose on bass guitar, band billed as Smile. http://www.queenconcerts.com/live/queen/early.html
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Re: Barry Mitchell - Queen's 2nd bass player

Postby TheHero » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:36 pm

Also worth to mention, Queen's 3rd bass player, Dough Bogie.

A pretty interesting and informative interview:
http://comunitaqueeniana.weebly.com/mor ... from-queen


Queen's 3rd bass player in action here:

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Re: Barry Mitchell - Queen's 2nd bass player

Postby sebastian » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:46 pm

TheHero wrote:Also worth to mention, Queen's 3rd bass player, Dough Edwood.


The video itself shows his surname is Bogie.
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Re: Barry Mitchell - Queen's 2nd bass player

Postby TheHero » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:27 am

And I guess we all know who the 4th player was; Deacon John ;) or correctly, John Richard Deacon.
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Re: Barry Mitchell - Queen's 2nd bass player

Postby BitterTears » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:52 pm

TheHero wrote:As late as 1971, they were billed as Roger Taylor's Group.


Presumably only when they played in Cornwall though?
 
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