City: London, UK
Venue: Kingston Polytechnic College
Date: February 20, 1971



In a 2015 interview Doug Bogie shattered past misconceptions about his departure from Queen, saying it was a simple case of moving on to another band. He recalls:

"I thought that we have played two excellent and exciting gigs. However, in the back of the borrowed van after the Yes gig at Kingston Polytechnic, there was one of those taking everything apart discussions: 'so everything is terrible', 'it's a waste of time', and Freddie announces he doesn’t want to continue. So, as the new boy who knows nothing of their past activities and relationships, I just accept that that is the end of the experiment! A shame, but not unusual with bands with creative members."

Doug would move on to a successful career in sound production and filmmaking.

As seen in the poster above, Queen supported Yes, who had just released The Yes Album with their newest member Steve Howe on board, effectively launching their journey to becoming the kings of progressive rock.

Queen didn't play another show for over four months. During the downtime, Brian May and Roger Taylor met 19-year-old John Deacon at a party. He soon passed an audition (in March) to be the band's new bassist. Another fellow was auditioned for a rhythm guitar spot but didn't get the part, as the band ultimately decided to remain a quartet.




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