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Tour - that's not only Queen members but also heaps of other people who had to build the stage, take care of the instruments and make sure that everything worked fine. These people undoubtedly deserve our 'thanks' and this page is a small tribute to them. Please, if you have any addition or correction, don't hesitate to let me know. The names are sorted in alphabetical order.

Special thanks to Alex Smirnov, Peter Hince and Mirek Rejchrt for some of the photos.
Click on the fourth (Knebworth) photo to see a detailed description about who's who on this photo.

Queen crew in mid 70's Earls Court 1977 Queen crew in Berlin in late 70's Queen crew in front of Queen's private plane - photo taken in Casper, Wyoming 1978 Queen crew before the last Queen concert
Mid 70's Earls Court 1977 Berlin in late 70's Casper, WY, USA 1978 Before Knebworth 1986

Crew members and their jobs
Alan Espley Lighting technician during the Magic tour.
Alan Kiersley Truck driver during European Works tour.
Alan Robertson 'Superman' who held Freddie on his shoulders during We Will Rock You.
Alan 'Vera' Moore Truck driver during Magic tour. Also used to be the third drummer with Judas Priest and played on their second album, Sad Wings of Destiny (1976).
Alex 'Zeus' Giorgiou Carpenter (stage set) for the Works and Magic tours.
Albert Sutton Truck driver during European Works tour and Magic tour.
Andy Moore Stage equipment supervisor for UK ANATO tour.
Andy Polard Rigger during European Game tour.
Benny Bus Bus driver during European Works tour (note his surname - not sure if it isn't a joke! :-)
Bill Louthe Sound technician during the Magic tour.
Bill Reid Lighting technician during American The Game tour.
Bob Batty Lighting technician during the Magic tour.
Bob Bickleman Monitor mixer for European The Game tour.
Brendan Hyland Security member for the Magic tour.
Brian Croft Pre-production coordinator for the Magic tour.
Brian 'Jobby' Zellis Link to a photo of Brian 'Jobby' Zellis Brian's guitar technician and roadie from late 1977 (American Jazz tour) until the Magic tour.
Brian 'Nudger' Spencer Link to a photo of Brian 'Nudger' Spencer Stage equipment supervisor (ANATO), sound technician, monitor mixer (ADATR, NOTW, Jazz). Brian sadly passed away on June 24, 2016, after fighting a long battle with cancer.
Brian Sullivan Lighting technician during the Game tour.
Charlie 'High Steel Drifter' Boxhall Rigger in 1980 - 1986.
Chris Clow Lighting technician during European The Game tour.
Chris 'Crystal' Taylor Link to a photo of Chris 'Crystal' Taylor Roger's drum technician since 1976. Also a personal manager together with Paul Prenter during the UK Hot Space tour, a band party member (hard to guess what it means!) with Peter Freestone for the Works tour and a band co-ordinator during the Magic tour.
Chris H. Lamb Lighting system supervisor (ANATO Japan), stage manager (NOTW Europe).
Chris Lennon Truck driver during Magic tour.
Chuck Eldridge Lighting technician during the Hot Space and Works tours.
Conrad 'Twitty' Pelletier Sound technician from Clair Brothers, US Jazz tour 1978
Dan "Clark Kent" Pfautz Sound technician from Clair Brothers, South American tour 1981
Dane Clark Wardrobe supervisor from 1976 to 1979.
Dave 'Batman' Irwin Carpenter (stage set) for the Works and Magic tours.
Dave Hill Lighting technician during the Magic tour.
Dave Keeble Catering company member in 1982 - 1986.
Dave Lewis Catering company member in 1982 - 1986.
Dave Thomas Catering company member in 1984 - 1986.
Dave Wilson Lighting technician + pyrotechnics in 1986.
David Costa Art direction (design) for ANATO tour.
David Larkham Art direction (design) for American ANATO tour.
Dennis O'Reagan Official photographer during several Queen tours.
Derek Hay Lighting technician during the Works tour.
Des Seal Truck driver on the A Day At The Races 1977 European tour
Dieter 'Fizzy-O' Breit Physiotherapist during the Magic tour.
Ed Dracoules Monitor engineer for the Works tour.
Edwin Shirley Owner of a transport company (Edwin Shirley Trucking Ltd.), supplier of tour trucks for many European tours.
Francine Keeling Productions secretary for Australian Works tour.
Gary Day Bus driver during Magic tour.
Gary Lanvy Lighting technician during the Works tour.
Geoff Higgins Roadie of Freddie's pre-Queen group Ibex.
George Stedman Truck driver during Magic tour.
Gerry Mott Lighting technician during the Magic tour.
Gerry Nessbit Lighting technician during European The Game tour.
Gerry 'Uncle Grumpy' Stickells Link to a photo of Gerry 'Uncle Grumpy' Stickells Tour manager for American ANATO tour and then every tour from American NOTW tour onwards (with his company GLS Productions Inc.).
Graham P. Brown Tour manager of Japanese ANATO tour.
Guy Forrester Lighting technician during the Magic tour.
Harley Medcalf Tour director for Australian Works tour.
Harvey Goldsmith Promoter of Queen concerts in the UK (from 1978 onwards?).
Ian Brown Tour manager of UK ANATO tour.
James Dann Lighting technician for ANATO and ADATR tours.
James 'Trip' Khalaf Link to a photo of James 'Trip' Khalaf Sound engineer from 1978 onwards.
Jim Barnett Stage manager for European Jazz tour, lighting director/designer from late 1979 to 1984.
Jim Beach Link to a photo of Jim Beach Nowadays the most important man in the Queen industry - head of Queen Productions. Listed in the tour programs as "business manager" from late 1979 onwards.
Jim 'Mary' Devenney Link to a photo of Jim 'Mary' Devenney Monitor engineer for the Game, Hot Space and Magic tours.
Jimmy Ober Audio engineer for the Crazy tour.
Joe 'Liza' Fanelli Link to a photo of Joe 'Liza' Fanelli Band assistant in 1985 - 1986.
Joe Trovato Link to a photo of Joe Trovato Lighting supervisor for NOTW, Jazz and Australian Works tours.
John Anthony Sound engineer in the early days.
John 'BJ' Lewis Truck driver during Magic tour.
John 'Collie' Collins Link to a photo of John 'Collie' Collins Keyboard/bass supervisor for the Magic tour, also a crew member during the Works tour.
John Dall Lighting technician during European The Game tour.
John Kirby Crew member during European Hot Space tour (keyboards and bass gear).
John McGraw Stage designer in 1980 - 1986.
John Miles Stage designer in 1980 - 1986.
John R. Harris Link to a photo of John R. Harris John used to be a sound engineer and roadie in Smile. He was a Queen roadie (sound engineer) since the very beginning. After the US NOTW tour, much to the group's regret, he fell seriously ill but he managed to return for the European Jazz tour and Crazy tour.
John Reid Link to a photo of John Reid Queen manager until late 1977.
John Rivett Truck driver on the A Day At The Races 1977 European tour
John 'Tunbridge' Wells Link to a photo of John 'Tunbridge' Wells Security member for Hot Space, Works and Magic tours.
Julia Lennon (Bakewell) Truck driver during Magic tour.
Ken Testi Manager and roadie of Freddie's pre-Queen group Ibex. Responsible for recording the famous Ibex gig in Liverpool - the only audio recording of an Ibex concert that has survived.
Kevin Ritchie Managing director for Australian Works tour.
Lee Charteris Crew member during European Hot Space tour.
Lindsey 'Not Dave' Beckingham Catering company member for Magic tour.
Mal Ross Personal manager for the Game tour.
Martin Disney Operator of Super Trouper spotlights on the 1977 European tour
Mel Bush Promoter of early Queen concerts in the UK (1974 - 1977?) - before the Harvey Goldsmith era.
Mark Keegan Productions manager for Australian Works tour.
Michael Fiedler Security member for American The Game tour.
Michael 'Mick' Graham Truck driver during Magic tour.
Michael Truman Lighting technician during the Works tour.
Mick 'Not Dave' Riddle Catering company member for Magic tour.
Mickey Conafrey Truck driver during European Works tour and Magic tour.
Mike Nolan Crew member during European Works tour.
Mike Roth Monitor engineer for Jazz tour.
Mike 'M.I.' Wiesman Rigger in 1980 - 1986.
Mike Wolfe Audio engineer for the Crazy tour.
Neal Preston Link to a photo of Neal Preston Official photographer during several Queen tours.
Neil Battersby Roadie of Roger's pre-Queen group Reaction and also and driver of their blue Thames Trader van.
Neil 'Moxie' Glover Drum technicial for the Magic tour.
Nick Luysyerborghs Carpenter for European Hot Space tour.
Nick Pitts Stage manager for American NOTW tour.
Paul Korzilius Security supervisor for NOTW and Jazz tours.
Paul Prenter Link to a photo of Paul Prenter Band co-ordinator for NOTW and Jazz tours, then personal manager until the Works tour.
Pete Edmunds Pete was Brian's friend from Hampton Grammar school and became the first roadie for Smile in 1968; he also became their driver with his green Thames Trader van.
Pete Gray Lighting technician for Ibex (with his wife Helen)
Pete Malandrone Link to a photo of Pete Malandrone Brian's guitar technician on his solo tours and also during the tour with Paul Rodgers.
Peter Brown Link to a photo of Peter Brown Tour co-ordinator (ANATO, ADATR), personal manager (NOTW USA), group co-ordinator (NOTW EU, Jazz).
Peter Burke Truck driver on the A Day At The Races 1977 European tour
Peter 'Phoebe' Freestone Link to a photo of Peter 'Phoebe' Freestone Wardrobe supervisor from the Game tour onwards, 'band party' member during the Works tour (did the duty include buying alcohol or what? :-)
Peter 'Ratty' Hince Link to a photo of Peter 'Ratty' Hince One of the longest-serving crew members (from September 1975 onwards although he met Queen already in 1973 when he was working for Mott The Hoople). Supervisor of Freddie's and John's equipment, also official photographer on later tours.
Peter Raym Sound technician for Japanese ANATO tour.
Peter Wessell Lighting technician during American The Game tour and European Hot Space tour.
Phil John Stage equipment supervisor for UK ANATO tour (Roger's equipment).
Raymond Lindholm Lighting technician during American The Game tour.
Rex Ray Sound technician during the Magic tour.
Richie 'Big Rich' Anderson Link to a photo of Richie 'Big Rich' Anderson Brian's guitar technician for ANATO, ADATR and NOTW tours.
Richard A. Ford Road manager for the Japanese ANATO tour.
Rick 'Parnelli' O'Brien Stage manager from The Game tour onwards.
Roger 'Smoky' Thomas Truck driver during Magic tour.
Rob Johnstone Stage manager from mid 70's.
Ron Wong Art direction (design) for American ANATO tour.
Roy Barry Clair Sound technician during the Magic tour.
Roy 'Cliff' Bennett Lighting designer for the Magic tour.
Simon Fowler Official photographer during the European Hot Space tour.
Simon Tutchener Lighting director for the Magic tour.
Steve Benjamins Piano tuner for the Magic tour.
Steve Colison Truck driver during European Works tour.
Steve Lake Lighting technician for Ibex and Queen in the early days
Steve Moles Lighting technician during the Magic tour.
Steve Murphy Catering company member for European Hot Space tour.
Sylvia Reed Gerry Stickell's assistant for the Works and Magic tours.
Ted Winfield Truck driver during European Works tour.
Terry Giddings Link to a photo of Terry Giddings Security member for Australian Works tour and Magic tour.
Tim Davis Truck driver during Magic tour.
Tim Lamb Lighting technician during American The Game tour.
Tim Phillips Lighting technician during the Magic tour.
Tom 'Midget' Foehlinger Sound technician during the Magic tour.
Tony Ardizzone Crew member during European Hot Space tour.
Tom Kipphut Stage manager for American Jazz tour.
Tony 'Mr.Hyde' Williams Wardrobe supervisor for the Works and Magic tour.
Tony Rossi Link to a photo of Tony Rossi Sound technician for European The Game and Hot Space tours and for The Works tour.
Wally Gore Security member for Hot Space and Works tours.
Wally Versen Link to a photo of Wally Versen Security member for the Game tour. Played the "Darth Vader" role - for the encore (WWRY) he held Freddie on his shoulders.
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