City: London, UK
Venue: The Marquee Club
Date: April 9, 1973



 

Jac Holzman, founder and president of Elektra Records in the US, had received a copy of Keep Yourself Alive (apparently a demo, not the final studio version) from Queen's then manager Norman Sheffield earlier this year. He attended this show, and signed the band to Elektra shortly thereafter.

In a review of the November 2 show, this show is referenced by the writer. She recalls the band having not been "very together" in April as they would be in November.

A 2020 article mentions this show: "The Marquee showcase duly made a strong impression, including on Trident's Ken Scott, who was in the audience that night. Well known for his production work with David Bowie, he later said of the gig: 'My view now is exactly as it was then: Wow.'"

The pre-show photos were taken by Mick Rock.




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