City: Stafford, UK
Venue: Bingley Hall
Date: May 29, 1977


This is a very important night in Queen's history. Gearing up for the encore, the audience sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" to the band. This would inspire guitarist Brian May to write a song purely meant as a piece for audience participation - the result being a ditty entitled We Will Rock You.

Brian recalled the evening in a 2010 NPR interview: "The audience was responding hugely, and they were singing along with everything we did. I remember talking to Freddie about it. And I said, 'Obviously, we can no longer fight this. This has to be something which is part of our show and we have to embrace it, the fact that people want to participate - and, in fact, everything becomes a two-way process now. And we sort of looked at each other and went, 'Hmm. How interesting.'" Brian says he woke up the morning after the show with the "stomp-stomp-clap" idea in his head, but added that it wasn't included in the original song, a comment that suggests the embryo of the song had existed earlier than this.

Bingley audiences singing You'll Never Walk Alone at rock concerts was a regular occurrence. David Coverdale later recalled getting emotional when this happened at a Whitesnake show in 1981.

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