On This Day in Queen History – 10 December

In 1974 – Queen played 140 Theatre, Brussels. Queen, Brussels – 1974 .

Queen in Brussels 1974
Queen in Brussels 1974

In 1975 – Queen played 2nd show Odeon, Birmingham, UK.
In 1976 – A Day At The Races released UK.

A Day At The Races album

In 1976 – ‘Somebody To Love’ / ‘White Man’ released USA.
In 1977 – Queen played the Convention Centre, Fort Worth, USA.
In 1979 – Queen played the Centre, Brighton, UK.
In 1980 – Queen played Wembley Arena, London, UK.
In 1993 – The Brian May Band played Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, UK. In 1997 – EMI release A Day At The Races as part of their The Millennium Vinyl Collection.
In 1995 – The Champions Of The World Documentary aired on Channel 10, UK.
In 1999 – Queen received Platinum award for Greatest Hits III UK sales.

In 1999 – Brian May interview, “Maths Is My No.1”, appeared in the Daily Mirror on teaching Maths at Stockwell Manor School in Brixton…..

“One of my most disastrous experiences was the time I tried to teach the second form rectangles, pentagons and hexangles. I had this idea of letting them cut up coloured paper with scissors. The staff said ‘You are seriously going to take scissors into the second form?’….” READ ON….

Brian May

In 2004 – Brian May and Roger Taylor interviewed separately by Mirjam Weichselbraun on ZDF TV Channel, Cologne, Germany.
In 2007 – Brian May, Roger, Sarina and Rufus Taylor attended the Led Zeppelin reunion concert (Ahmet Ertegun Tribute) at O2 Arena, London, UK.
In 2008 – Compilation CD album ‘Jewels’ re-released in Japan, including bonus tracks of ‘It’s A Beautiful Day’ and the superb ‘Flash’s Theme’ (2007 High Octane Mix).
In 2009 – Brian May’s appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show (taped the previous day) televised on ITV1.

Brian May: The Alan Titchmarsh Show on “A Village Lost and Found” 10 Dec 2009
– https://youtu.be/9B1o3VHn_dg

In 2009 – Brian May attended the premiere of ‘Avatar’ movie, the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
In 2012 – Brian May appeared on BBC Breakfast (BBC1) 8.45am paying tribute to Sir Patrick Moore.
In 2010 – The We Will Rock You Berlin Cast guests on the RTL broadcast “The Ultimate Chart Show – The Most Successful Musical Hits”.
In 2012 – Brian May, along with comedian Jon Culshaw, and Dr Chris Lintott broadcast a tribute to Sir Patrick Moore on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Brian May, Jon Culshaw, Chris Lintott Tribute to Sir Patrick Moore BBC R5 Live 10/12/2012
– https://youtu.be/Q9_HOfkFVPs

In 2012 – Brian May wrote a personal tribute to Sir Patrick Moore and published in “The Guardian” under the title “Patrick Moore: Gentleman, Astronomer and Master of the Universe” – largely the same as his tribute HERE ON SOAPBOX.

Sir Patrick Moore
Sir Patrick Moore

In 2012 – Brian May was live guest on “BBC Breakfast” talking about Sir Patrick Moore.
In 2012 – The cast of the “We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary Arena Tour” announced.
In 2013 – “We Will Rock You” N American Tour, The Adienna Arsht Center, Miami, Florida, till 15.12.2013.
In 2013 – A press release announced Dr Brian May was taking over patronage of the “The Herschel Museum of Astronomy” in Bath.
In 2013 – “The Queen Symphony” performed at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff.
In 2013 – The first tour rehearsal for the “The Candlelight Concerts” by Brian May & Kerry Ellis in February 2014 took place in London.
In 2013 – Brian May visits the Black Sabbath concert at the O2 Arena in London.
In 2015 – BBC Music Awards 2015, Genting Arena, Birmingham, a video tribute for 40 years ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ shown. Brian May presented “Live Performance Of The Year Award” to Adele.

Brian with Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton
Bri on stage with Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton – by Emma Caswell

In 2016 – Brian May introduced Noel Fitzpatrick’s performance at “Merry Fitzmas” Christmas party, Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin.
In 2017 – Queen + Adam Lambert nominated for the “Ultimate Classic Rock” Best Tour / Show Of The Year 2017 Fan Choice Awards.