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Gallery update Mick Rock’s superb “Killer Queen” book

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48 years ago… 26 October 1973, Queen performed @ Imperial Collage, London, England
‘Queen I’ Tour

Former Queen bassist Barry Mitchell attended this gig at Imperial

Wendy Edmonds (wife of Pete Edmunds) and fashion designer (she designed Freddie’s famous ‘Mercury’ suit) said:

“Queen always believed they were going to make it big. I remember the first gig when we saw them at one of the colleges in London. And then we also knew then that they were going to make it big. I remember that gig so well because we felt really excited. We had seen them hundreds of times and we had this sense that they were now taking off.”

By the end of 1973, Queen were receiving more and more letters from their fans, it was necessary to create a fab club. The fan club is still running strong today. It’s one of the longest running rock fan clubs in the Guinness Book of World Records!

The pictures are taken from Mick Rock’s superb “Killer Queen” book. There is now a different (and much more affordable) version of this book called “Classic Queen” available through Amazon and elsewhere.

An audience recording of this show exists (or once existed).

Fame has changed me

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“Fame has changed me, but it’s happened in two stages. I would be a fool to ignore the fact that it changed me in terms of being snobbish and arrogant in the early days. With our early success, I thought I was the bee’s knees, but then I came to realize that success can be handled in a different way; that I should pay more attention to making people realize I’m normal.”

As soon as we realized Freddie was ill

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“As soon as we realized Freddie was ill, we clustered around him like a protective shell. We were lying to everyone, even our own families, because he didn’t want the world intruding on his struggle. He used to say ‘I don’t want people buying our fucking records out of sympathy.’ We all became very close. We grew up a lot.”

-Dr. Brian May

Gallery update backstage hot space tour 1982

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October 24th, 1982 – Queen Story!
Nishinomiya, Japan, Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium
‘Hot Space World Tour’

Nishinomiya is just outside Osaka, the city this show has been traditionally attributed to.

Pics: Queen backstage at the Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium after a show on the ‘Hot Space’ Japan tour.
It was the band’s fifth visit to Japan

📷 Photographer Koh Hasebe