On This Day in Queen History – 12 December

Live In Budapest VHS 1986In 1978 – Queen played the Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.

In 1979 – The police stop the band making a personal appearance at HMV, Oxford Street, London, in case hysterical crowds disrupted the traffic.

In 1980 – Queen played Forest National, Brussels, Belgium.

In 1986 – Brian May attended “Live in Budapest” concert video premiere, National Convention Centre, Budapest.

In 1988 – Brian May guest appearance with Bon Jovi, Elton John, Rick Allen and Lita Ford, Wembley Arena, London, UK – played on “Get Back” and “Travellin’ Band”.

In 1998 – TE Conway played Chiddingfold Club, Chiddingfold, UK, with the SAS Band.

Fish, TE Conway (aka TE Conway), Jamie Moses. Photo: c.Jen Tunney

In 2001 – Brian May (and possibly Roger Taylor) attended the opening of Queen Heaven 60-minute multimedia laser show, Planetarium, Munich, Germany.
In 2004 – Brian May and Roger Taylor played for WWRY premiere afterparty Floral Hall, Cologne, Germany. Cologne premiere 

Brian and Roger at Cologne premiere
Der ehemalige “Queen”-Gitarrist Brian May (l.) und der Schlagzeuger der Band, Roger Taylor, stehen am Sonntag (12.12.04) in Koeln vor der Premiere des Musicals ” We will rock you” auf dem roten Teppich. Am Sonntag feierte das Queen-Musical im Koelner Musical Dome offiziell Premiere – persoenlich betreut von Brian May und Roger Taylor, den ueberlebenden Koepfen der Rockband “Queen”. Mindestens ein Jahr lang soll das Musical nun allabendlich im Schatten des Doms aufgefuehrt werden. (weitere Bilder unter www.pictures.ddp.de). Foto: Volker Hartmann/ddp
Cologne premiere
Cologne premiere

In 2005 – Queen released “Bohemian Rhapsody” DL singles, and Official Concert Bootlegs: “Live And Alive USA”, “Procession” and “Seven Seas of Tsumagoi”.
In 2005 – Queen awarded Gold for ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ US sales.
In 2011 – Brian May interview with BBC 6music, who asked what the future holds.

Brian May: Queen’s future after 40th Anniversary – 12 Dec 2011

In 2012 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis appeared on Weekend Wogan TV show, from the Union Chapel, London, UK, with London Community Gospel Choir. The show presented by Sir Terry Wogan for BBC Radio 2 also featured Mick Hucknall and Katie Melua. Brian May handed over to Sir Terry the first copy of “Born Free” Ltd Ed 12″ vinyl single with the number 0001. Broadcast 23 December 2012 BBC R2.
In 2014 – report on Q+AL press conference, Berlin, inc Interview with Adam is shown German TV show “Brisant”.
In 2014 – The documentary “Days Of Our Lives” is shown on the BBC.
In 2015 – Brian May and Anita Dobson visit ” Elf The Musical” at the Dominion Theater in London.

Brian and Anita with Elf cast
Brian and Anita with Elf cast

In 2017 – Queen + Adam Lambert – played the O2 Arena, London, UK (1st Night).