On This Day in Queen History – 1 March


Queen Band 1971
Queen Band 1971

In 1959 – Freddie’s school band, The Hectics, founded, India.

The Hectics
The Hectics

In 1968 – The Opposition played the Royal Oak, Wigston, UK.
In 1971 – Formation of Queen – John Richard Deacon became the fourth and final member of the band. The birth of a legend!
In 1969 – Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and Tim Staffell went to see Led Zeppelin, Fishmongers Hall, London, UK.
In 1970 – Freddie Mercury auditioned for Sour Milk Sea, High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, accompanied by ‘roadies; Roger Taylor and John Harris.
In 1974 – Queen played Winter Gardens, Blackpool, UK.
In 1975 – Freddie went to see Led Zeppelin, Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, and met Robert Plant.

John Deacon
John Deacon

In 1977 – Queen played the Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
In 1979 – Queen played the Pavillon De Paris, Paris, France.
In 1981 – Queen played the Estadio José Amalfitani de Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1982 – On a short break from recording, Queen travelled to Los Angeles, California, USA, to meet Gerry Stickells and discuss forthcoming European tour.

Queen and Gerry Stickells
Queen and Gerry Stickells

In 1988 – The Cross played the Mayfair Suite, Southampton.
In 1991 – Queen receive Platinum Award for Innuendo UK sales.
In 1992 – Brian May recorded guitar track for Extreme’s cover of “Love Of My Life“. 

Song for Love - Extreme
Song for love – Extreme
Bri and Nuno
Brian and Nuno Bettencourt

In 1996 – John Deacon wrote for Spring Fan Club magazine newsletter that he had been mainly at home with family over the winter.
In 2006 – Roger Taylor phone interviews for UK newspapers.
In 2010 – Brian May mixing Kerry Ellis forthcoming album, Allerton Hill Studios, Surrey.
In 2010 – Brian appeared in an article “King of Queen” March issue of “Guitar World” Magazine, written by Steve Vai.
In 2011 – Release of Ltd Ed 7 “Single” Keep Yourself Alive (Original Vers)”/”Son And Daughter” announced as part of Record Store Day 12 April 2011 in US and Canada.
In 2011 – Programme for “9. Freddie Mercury’s Montreux Memorial Day 2011” 02.09-04.09.2011 announced by Montreux Music. Guests thus far to include Kashmira Cook, Diana Moseley, Jim and Claudia Beach and Peter Freestone.
In 2012 – Exclusive interview with Eldar Bakkev, organizer and promoter of Q+AL Moscow concert, broadcast on Russian “News Service Radio”.
In 2013 – “Magic FM” broadcasts the interview with Brian May and Kerry Ellis on the “Magic Programne” to promote “Tiger Tracks” at the St Pancras International Station that day.
In 2013 – Brian May gave an interview about the “We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary World Tour” for “Metro Radio Arena”.
In 2013 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis played for Save The Tiger Fund, St Pancras Railway Station, London, UK. There had been a sound check in the afternoon. Please check SOAPBOX and more photos from event HERE.

Brian and Kerry - Tiger Tracks launch
Brian and Kerry – Tiger Tracks launch

In 2013 – In a survey of “NHK Japan”, Queen ranked No. 1 among the most popular artists or bands who have visited Japan.
In 2014 – A vinyl version of Roger Taylor’s “Fun On Earth” announced for “Record Store Day” on April 19.