Freddie Mercury first ever show: Roger Taylor NOT impressed by ‘AWFUL’ vocals

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Freddie Mercury first ever show: Roger Taylor NOT impressed by ‘AWFUL’ vocals

Ibex bassist Tupp Taylor said; “God we were awful” and described how Freddie had not yet mastered his vocals. 

Tupp said: “Freddie was no Steve Winwood, Steve Marriott or Joe Cocker. At the beginning, his pitching was awful.”

Roger Taylor had similar thoughts: “I remember thinking, Good on showmanship, but not sure about the singing.”

Brian May decribed Smile performing a joint gig with Wreckage (the renamed Ibex) at Imperial College: “I remember Freddie being very ebullient and making a big noise. We could hardly keep up with it.”

Published at Sat, 22 Aug 2020 23:41:00 +0000

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