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Mike Grose
British bass guitarist

Mike Grose

Mike Grose
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Intro British bass guitarist
Is Musician
From United Kingdom
Field Music
Gender male
Mike Grose
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Biography

Mike Gross was a British bass player. He was the band Queen’s first bass player.

Career

Grose was known bass played in Cornwall. Sometime in 1970, Roger Taylor, the dummer for Queen, invited Grose to London from Cornwall to rehearse with the Freddie Mercury and Brian May. The band was impressed but their liaison didn't work out. Grose did play three shows with Queen sometime between 27th June to 25th July of 1970. He performed in the evenings, while working day jobs. 

After a few months, he quit playing with Queen and returned to Cornwall. He then briefly played with called Tim Staffell’s band, No Joke. After he left No Joke, he formed his own haulage company and dropped out of the music scene.

Death

Grose died in May 2019.

On his death, Brian May said: 

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. RIP Mike.

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