City: Bedford, UK
Venue: College
Date: January 28, 1972


This is the first of only five shows in 1972. In a 1977 interview Roger Taylor said much of 1972 was spent "giving free concerts for our friends, playing the odd gig that we could scratch," as their debut album had been completed part way through the year. "The money was very small, and it was very much just subsistence level."

This particular gig, organized by John Deacon, was attended by a mere six people. The band later recalled it to be one of the most embarrassing experiences of their career. In 2015, Roger Taylor expanded on this, saying how they treated it as a rehearsal since the room was empty, although about three people showed up in the end. "Character building," he called it.




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