City: Canvey Island, UK
Venue: Civic Hall
Date: March 22, 1974


The venue was definitely the "Civic Hall" and not "The Paddocks" as previously thought - confirmed by Paul Bird, who took the above photos which are copyrighted to him (posted here with his permission).

Note that Freddie is playing a Wurlitzer in the last picture, not a piano. Freddie didn't yet own a piano at this point, and would play whatever the venue provided. No doubt tonight's versions of White Queen and Seven Seas Of Rhye were one of a kind.

Decades later, Roger Taylor frankly recalled this to be the worst show Queen ever played.

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