Queen’s very first live performances are regarded not so much as concerts, but as informal gatherings of friends, fellow students and college acquaintances, especially in and around London, where some of their first appearances take place. Unlike conventional shows, tickets are distributed only to individuals who can be relied upon for constructive critical feedback. The band encourage feedback, good and bad, from all who attend.
The band’s very first appearance as Queen is on 27 June 1970 at the City Hall in Truro, Cornwall, a county located in the furthest corner of the south west part of Britain.
At this time Mike Grose is on bass guitar duties, but only survives the first three shows. He is replaced by Barry Mitchell who plays with the band for the next eleven shows.
Text taken from the forthcoming revised and updated edition of Queen Live: A Concert Documentary.