Queen drummer Roger Taylor is adamant Freddie Mercury had never heard the band's 1975 epic Une Nuit A Paris when he penned his most famous song, which was released later the same year.

The structural similarities of the two tracks prompted suggestions Mercury had been influenced by the earlier song, and now 10cc member Gouldman reveals the band had earlier performed Une Nuit A Paris during a show with Queen in Liverpool, England.

He tells Mojo magazine, "We did a gig with Queen in Liverpool - I'm sure they heard it. We were quite like them in terms of production values and song construction."