So sad to hear about my old friend Mike Grose, who I first heard in a band called 'The Individuals', when we were both still at school. He always sounded huge. RIP.
Yes — not a jolly time for us.
Mike Grose was Queen’s first bass player.
Around 1970, Roger invited him to come up to London from Cornwall to rehearse with us, putting those first songs together.
He was a powerful figure, with powerful gear! His sound was massive and monolithic! In the end,, the liaison didn’t work out, but we owe Mike gratitude for helping us take those first steps.
Mike Grose was Queen's original bass player, he played the band's first three ever shows. He is pictured here, on the far left.