Trawling the net I came across the blog Queen in Cornwall, which tells us:
Prior to joining 'Smile' and forming 'Queen' Roger Taylor gigged all over Cornwall with his band 'The Reaction'. This blog is an attempt to document these musicians and concerts in preparation for an exhibition at the Royal Cornwall Museum...One post on this blog is devoted to:
a do organised by the Liberal Association in the City Hall, 17th December, 1964. This was Roger Taylors first proper band and it is possible that this newspaper clipping from 24th December was the first time his musical efforts were ever recognised in the press.The MC at this event? A young village postmaster by the name of David Penhaligon.