W.D. Stevens:I know I'm reviving an old thread but it used to be one of my favourites and I've just come across a lovely one.
Around 6:20, the second verse, total flub but he shrugs it off adorably. And there's a great shot of Brian having a cheeky smile. It puts them in a bit of a silly mood because they nearly crack up later in the song.
Haha, adorably indeed!
Oh, the times a bad vocal performance could be dismissed as "a cold" or "an off day"... Actually, the ever overly political correct band members never said one bad word about their boss or their performances, but Brian Ray said about this performance when it had its re-run year after year: "I wish they'd pull it!" (https://twitter.com/brianrayguitar/status/13901565742)
Anyway, he often messes those up, and I understand why, fast phrasing, same melody lines all the time, different lyrics every time. Here years later, at the Budokan in 2015: https://youtu.be/w99pscxUVEU?t=1m36s, "if I'm true I'll never leave/and if I do I know the way there" becomes something like "and if I do, [I know to be]/and never see I know the way there".