Tim Staffell - Smile (which became Queen when Freddie Mercury joined)

Nov 20, 2019, 07:07 AM
“Music itself is the goal, not notoriety”.

“What Freddie had, and what I never had, was the clear understanding of needing to entertain.”

A unique insight again on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast, where lead singer of Smile, Tim Staffell, discusses being schoolmates with Freddie Mercury, starting a band with Roger Taylor & Brian May, supporting Jimi Hendrix & Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd.

Tim candidly discusses jealousy, Brian's guitars, how he dealt with seeing Queen become a stadium band and Roger Taylor’s legendary Fireworks parties.