On This Day in Queen History – 1 December

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This World AIDS Day remember, not just Freddie, but all those living with HIV and AIDS today.
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In 1967 – The Reaction played Penmare Hotel, Hayle, and The Opposition at Roundhills Youth Club, Thurmaston, UK.
In 1973 – Brian May, Roger Taylor & Freddie Mercury guest appearance for “All The Young Dudes” in encore with Mott The Hoople, The Kursaal, Southend, UK.
In 1975 – Queen received Silver and Gold awards for “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Silver and Gold for “A Night At The Opera” UK sales.
In 1976 – Queen received Silver and Gold awards for “A Day At The Races” UK sales.
In 1975 – Queen played Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
In 1976 – Queen pulled out of ITV’s Today show, hosted by Bill Grundy – the Sex Pistols replace them and chaos ensues.
In 1977 – Queen played Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.
In 1978 – Queen played the Forum, Montreal, Canada.
In 1979 – Queen received Gold award for “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” UK sales.
In 1979 – Queen played Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, UK.
In 1980 – Queen played Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany.
In 1986 – “Live Magic” album released in the UK.
In 1987 – Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe complete recording of “The Golden Boy” with Mike Moran, Town House Studios, London.
In 1991 – ‘The Show Must Go On’ re-entered UK chart at No 27.
In 1991 – Brian May ‘Driven By You’ charted at No 14.
In 1992 – “The Freddie Mercury Album” achieved Platinum award for UK sales.
In 1993 – “Mr Bad Guy” awarded Silver status for UK sales.
In 1994 – Roger Taylor played Forum Di Assago, Milano, Italy.
In 1995 – Queen’s “Made In Heaven” album 2xPlatinum award UK sales.
In 2003 – To mark World AIDS DAY, for first time Queen’s entire back catalogue available for download.  
In 2007 – Queen+PR released ‘Say It’s Not True‘ for World AIDS Day, as free download (later released on CD).  Video for the track premiered at the 46664 “It’s In Our Hands” concert Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa (no other Queen involvement in this concert).

Say it’s Not True 46664 – https://youtu.be/VnU96JJJehA

In 2008 – Queen released 13-disc set – “The Singles Collection Vol 1“, remastered tracks from 1973 – 1978.

Singles Collection

In 2011 – Brian May performs with WWRY Musical cast, Charity Gala Opening Night, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, in support of the MPT on World Aids Day. Brian gave interviews including with Tay FM, STV News, Daybreak Scotland and Forth One Radio.

Brian May on Freddie’s Legacy – 1 Dec 2011

In 2011 – Brian May spoke to STV in Edinburgh, prior to the Press Night show of We Will Rock You, about Freddie’s legacy following his death 20 years ago and situation with AIDS at the present day.
In 2012 – Brian May visited his friend and co-writer, Sir Patrick Moore, released from hospital at his own request to spend his last days in his home in Selsey.
In 2013 – Closing date for “We Will Rock You” N American Tour, at Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, NY, USA.
In 2014 – Part One of Nicky Horne’s interview with Brian May issued. They discuss Queen and Adam Lambert winning the Band Of The Year award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards and more.

Nicky Horne meets… Queen’s Brian May: Part 1 | Classic Rock Magazine

In 2015 – Anita Dobson released a video for MPT in support of the “Snehalya” charity in India’s fight against AIDS and violence against women and children.
In 2015 – Jimmy Page’s daughter, Scarlet Page, published the book “Resonators” with photographs and stories about the biggest rock guitarists: appreciating in the book, Brian May, Mark Knopfler, Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher and more.
In 2016 – Brian May signing second batch of a total of 200 Mini May One Voice Tour Exclusive guitars, ready to be sent out before Christmas.
In 2017 – Due to a private health issue for director, Bryan Singer, shooting of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” biopic had to be suspended indefinitely.
In 2017 – For World AIDS Day, The MPT AUCTIONED Number 0001 “News Of The World Ltd Ed 12” Vinyl Picture Disc.
In 2017 – January 2018 issue “Guitar Magazine” was to be released Simon Bradley’s interview with Brian May titled “The Shows Must Go On”.
In 2017 – Queen + Adam Lambert played live at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK, and Brian shared photo with Tony Iommi from “Last night, in Birmingham”. SOAPBOX

Tony Iommi and Bri - Birmingham