Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Mike Grose: Queen's First Bassist

Met up with Mike today. Thats him second on the left. He said that Doug Puddifoot took a whole lot of photos of the band mainly in and around Imperial College, and that the better known image of him with the other band members (see below) was also taken there.

Mike was able to describe PJs in a lot more detail and was even able to draw a plan of the layout. He would have spent time with Queen and Smile there - partly because in the late sixties there weren't many other places in Truro where you could get food and other refreshments outside normal office hours.

He remembers Jill Johnson and the Navy Arms on Fairmantle Street, and in particular a drinking session with Tim Staffell, with whom he became  friendly, the same weekend he split with Smile.

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