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June 24, 2021

Candid Vintage Photos of Queen’s After Show Party at Kensington Roof Gardens in 1986

On 11th and 12th of July, 1986, Queen performed at London’s Wembley Stadium. The tour, aptly named The Magic Tour, which would be the band’s last tour with their original line-up, took in 26 dates around Europe’s stadiums, in support of their then latest album A Kind of Magic.

Powerful live acts with stunning productions were what people usually and rightly thought of Queen, but they also often did not get to see the huge production value of the band’s after show parties. One such party, however, was fortunately captured on camera. The Kensington Roof Gardens was where the band held their party in 1986. Billed as Dicky Hart And The Pacemakers, Queen was joined by the likes of Cliff Richard, Samantha Fox, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Spandau Ballet, and even the now disgraced and dishonoured Gary Glitter.

“I sang with Freddie Mercury at a party once and that was fantastic. I couldn’t believe it when he pulled me up. It was their private party in Kensington. As soon as you got into the lift there were naked women painted green, like a forest. They had midgets with little trays of drinks. You just knew it was going to be a brilliant party. Queen took the stage and they jammed for about an hour [the party itself went until about 9am]. It was amazing. And Gary Glitter got up, too! He pulled me up and asked me what songs I knew. And you know when you can’t think? I asked if he knew Touch Me and he laughed and said, ‘What about Go Johnny Go?’ We ended up singing that together. It was amazing to do a duet with Freddie.” – Samantha Fox.

Freddie Mercury with Samantha Fox

Freddie Mercury with Samantha Fox

Freddie Mercury

Samantha Fox

Anita Dobson and Fish

Queen’s manager Jim Beach

Anita Dobson and Mel Smith

Phil Symes and Carol Hayes

Rula Lenska, Dennis Waterman and Anita Dobson

Abel Hadden and Samantha Fox

Dave Hogan and Richard Young

John Entwistle

Janet Street Porter and Tony James

Freddie Mercury with Samantha Fox

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury with Samantha Fox

Freddie Mercury with Samantha Fox

Freddie Mercury with Samantha Fox

Freddie Mercury with Samantha Fox


  1. These pics again??? This gallery has already been posted several times. I see you are reposting other galleries as well. If that is the game plan, it would be easy as heck to just set a bot up to automatically repost the galleries from oldest to newest. Then you wouldn't have to do anything but collect the ad checks. Think of all the free time you'd have!




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