A brief glimpse into a day in the life of the Man from Manhattan
After receiving an anonymous tip-off regarding ‘illegal activity’ on the newly released Freddie Mercury production of Man From Manhattan, the MU let it be known that they were obliged to place an immediate media ban on the record.
The ‘illegal activity’ referred to, was that one of the players on the sessions had been working in the UK without a work permit. No-one involved in the production of the record, (including the permitless player), was aware of this oversight, but it was enough to justify the ban..
The informer was a jealous ‘insider’ with an axe to grind who knew what the consequences of his whispering campaign would be, especially in view of the high profile musicians on the track and true to form, the MU wasted no time in flexing their muscles and pulling the plug on the record.
Sadly this act of sabotage effectively killed off the record in the UK and most of the rest of the world.
to be continued..