London 1977: Queen Performs “Tie Your Mother Down” Live

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Queen wrapped up their “A Day at the Races” tour with a two-night stand at Earl’s Court in London, England. This particular performance took place on June 6, 1977. The band spent a lot for that mobile lighting rig in the shape of a crown. They’re one of the first rock acts to do so and it wasn’t surprising since Queen had always been trend-setters even on live stage.

One of the songs they played was “Tie Your Mother Down” written by Brian May. Speaking about it, May said: “I’ll tell you the truth, I know what happened. Sometimes you get a little riff, and you just put some words with it, and then you don’t even think about what they mean. Now I’m remember thinking, now this isn’t a good enough title for this song, but everyone said: ‘Well actually, it sounds okay,’ and so we kind of lyrically built it around that. That’s the truth, folks.”

Queen at Earl’s Court 1977 Setlist

1. Procession
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. Ogre Battle
4. White Queen (As It Began)
5. Somebody to Love
6. Killer Queen
7. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
8. The Millionaire Waltz
9. You’re My Best Friend
10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
11. Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to…)
12. Doing All Right
13. Brighton Rock
14. ’39
15. You Take My Breath Away
16. White Man
17. The Prophet’s Song
18. Bohemian Rhapsody
19. Keep Yourself Alive
20. Stone Cold Crazy
21. In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited
22. Now I’m Here

23. Liar

Encore 2:
24. Lucille (Little Richard cover)
25. Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley cover)
26. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting (Elton John cover)
27. God Save the Queen ([traditional] cover)

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