On This Day in Queen History – 11 February

In 1966 – The Opposition played the Youth Club, Narborough, Leics, UK.
In 1975 – Queen played the Student Union Auditorium, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
In 1976 – Queen played the Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
In 1977 – Queen played the Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 1979 – Queen played Rudi Sedlmayer Halle, Munich, Germany.
In 1987 – Freddie Mercury and David Richards recorded “Horns Of Doom” Town House Studios, London.
In 2004 – Eight Queen Mini vinyl CDs released in card sleeves by EMI Toshiba, Japan: Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races, News Of The World, Jazz and The Game.

First 8 Japan Mini Albums 2004
First 8 Japan Mini Albums 2004

In 2010 – We Will Rock You Tour played opened at Teatro Brancacci, Rome, playing until 21.02.2010.
In 2011 – “We Will Rock You” Musical, Italy opened at Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, and played through to 20/02/2011
In 2011 – In Japan, the “40th Anniversary Queen Special Edition”, “Music Life” magazine published with 100 pages on the history of Queen.
In 2012 – Brian May & Patrick Moore attended Astrofest, Kensington, London and conducted a book signing. MORE
In 2013 – Brian May spoke to Wessex FM Radio and hosted two public meetings, Drax Hall, Bere Regis, on restoring ancient woodland.

Wessex FM talks to Brian May 11 February 2013

Brian May addressed audience at public meeting
Brian May addressed audience at public meeting

In 2014 – Official Charts Company reported 1-in-3 UK households owned a copy of Queen’s Greatest Hits album (having sold 6 million copies).

Brian May on Queen’s Greatest Hits passing 6 million UK sales | Official Charts 11022014

Queen Greatest Hits first to reach 6 million UK sales
Queen Greatest Hits first to reach 6 million UK sales

In 2015 – “100 Great Guitars – 2015 Edition” published, UK, in “Guitarist Magazine”, evaluating the 100 best guitars ever built. The Brian May Super Guitar place second.
In 2016 – Queen voted best band of the ’70s in a poll of 2,000 music fans, taken to mark launch of Sky Atlantic’s new rock ‘n’ roll TV series Vinyl. Freddie voted best frontman of the 70s, and constructed the Ultimate 70s Supergroup of Freddie Mercury, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Phil Collins. (Brian May voted 3rd Best Guitarist, Roger Taylor 3rd Best Drummer and John Deacon 10th best bassist.)