City: Hamburg, Germany
Venue: Musikhalle
Date: December 5, 1974


   
 

Lynyrd Skynard opened for Queen once again. Roger Taylor's drum kit and a monitor sporting the Queen logo are seen in the above screenshots from a video of the support act. Queen's set wasn't filmed.

I removed the autographs in blue pen from the first two pictures taken during Queen's set.

Here is a pro pic from the show: http://www.gettyimages.com

Roger, in his typical outspoken manner, later recalled the experience of having Skynard open for them:

"They were awful. They were Southern rednecks and they could not believe it when they saw us four caked in make-up and dressed like women. They were outraged, confused, and a little frightened, because the four nancy boys were giving them quite a run for their money on-stage. God, Lynyrd Skynyrd! They were arseholes, frankly. When they played that song 'Free Bird' it seemed to go on for months. As I remember they had three lead guitarists. Hmmm, well we only seemed to need one. Absolute arseholes. Later on they had that terrible fatal plane crash, didn't they? Shouldn't speak ill of the dead... bollocks to that!"




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