Sunday, 6 June 2010
Big thanks to John
Just want to thank John and his wife for showing me round Roger Taylor's old house in Truro where I went this evening. John kindly showed me several things, including the conveyancing documents which were very interesting. In fact it seems that for 20 years it was the only house on its road, because the other houses were not developed till the 80's.
Roger's Mum and Dad lived there between February 1963 and 1971 ie between those important years when Roger was 14 - 21. The Reaction would have met and rehearsed there and Brian May and Freddie Mercury would have stayed there too when they visited from London and played gigs as Smile and as Queen in Truro.
The house has been done up and has had an extension so it looks different from the outside, but inside there are a number of original 60s fixtures eg a characterful slate fireplace. The bath is also unchanged. Here, for example, are the taps and the original parquet floor marked, no doubt, by Freddie and Roger's wedge heels...