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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 6.49 pm, Friday 19th January, 2007
Subject: Queen related ukulele question
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I have a memory of an interview with Brian May where he talked about learning to play on his father's banjo ukulele and I believe he said that he played it on some Queen track. Is this true? Did I dream it? Where is the ukulele in Queen? Someone out there must know.
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the_elyan
User: the_elyan
Date: 7.05 pm, Friday 19th January, 2007 (UTC)
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At a guess, I would say "Good Company" on "A Night at the Opera"
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pozorvlak
User: pozorvlak
Date: 5.01 pm, Sunday 21st January, 2007 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Is your Google broken? :-)

Wikipedia says that the songs concerned were "Good Company" and "Bring Back That Leroy Brown", and innumerably many sites confirm that he learned the ukulele at the age of six, then graduated to the guitar. I'll ask on my journal to see if there were any others - some serious Queen geeks (including our mutual ex) read it...
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Rainbow
User: weaselspoon
Date: 11.38 am, Monday 22nd January, 2007 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rainbow
Who needs google when you have LJ?

Thanks muchly for all that.
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Wormwood Pearl
User: wormwood_pearl
Date: 5.08 pm, Sunday 21st January, 2007 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good Company and Bring Back that Leroy Brown are correct. I don't know of any others offhand, though he also played the toy koto on The Prophet's Song. Here's a handy and very thoroughly researched website.
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Neon Angel
User: weaselspoon
Date: 11.41 am, Monday 22nd January, 2007 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Neon Angel
That's a brilliant site, and confirms my suspicians that it's a baritone ukulele on Good Company.

Ta Muchly
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pozorvlak
User: pozorvlak
Date: 9.12 pm, Sunday 21st January, 2007 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'd just like to say, this is about the least readable theme imaginable. Contrast Is Your Friend :-)
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Sun
User: weaselspoon
Date: 11.28 am, Monday 22nd January, 2007 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Sun
Theme? As in LJ style?
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