On This Day in Queen History – 12 February

In 1967 – The Opposition played the Boys Club, New Parks, UK.
In 1969 – Smile played King’s College Medical School, London, UK.
In 1976 – Queen played Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
In 1981 – Queen played Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan [1st of 5 shows].
In 1987 – Freddie Mercury filmed “The Great Pretender” video, Battersea, London.

Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender (Extended 1987 Remastered)


In 1992 – “These Are The Days Of Our Lives” won BRIT Award for best single – Brian May and Roger Taylor attended the awards, Hammersmith Odeon, London – and announced The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert would take place 20 April at Wembley.

Queen – Brit Awards 1992

Brian and Roger Brits 1992
Brit Awards [Heart Radio]

In 1994 – “The Digital Master Sampler” promo CD released by Parlophone.

Queen Digital Master Sampler 1994

1. Liar | 2. Funny How Love Is | 3. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited | 4. Lily Of The Valley | 5. I’m In Love With My Car | 6. ’39 | 7. You Take My Breath Away | 8. Spread Your Wings | 9. Mustapha | 10. Get Down, Make Love | 11. Dragon Attack | 12. The Hero | 13. Staying Power | 14. Keep Passing The Open Windows

In 2007 – Brian May and Roger Taylor attended opening of We Will Rock You : The Musical Madrid, and revealed Queen + Paul Rodgers were recording an album.
In 2008 – Paul Rodgers tells 95.3 WAOR radio station that he and Queen had recorded basic tracks for 13-14 songs. In 2009 – We Will Rock You Musical UK Tour cast announced.
In 2011 – Brian May wrote about STARLINGS – AND FARMERS … AND MADNESS – HERE.
In 2012 – Brian May works with Kerry Ellis in the studio on new songs. In 2012 – Brian May presents the Virginia McKenna Foundation “Born Free – Year Of The Lion”. The Virginia McKenna Foundation is a large-scale initiative to protect the lions in South Africa. For the new project Brian May and Kerry Ellis had recorded the song “Born Free”, to be released in 2012. The song was arranged and produced by Brian May.
In 2012 – “News Of The World” album was basis for new “Family Guy Episode – Season 10, Episode 16 – playout ‘Killer Queen.

Family Guy Killer Queen Stewie
– https://youtu.be/peedWIz8r2Q

Killer Queen - Family Guy
Killer Queen – Family Guy

In 2013: “We Will Rock you” was to be performed again at musical theater Basel, rocking Swiss audiences until 24.03.2013.
In 2013 – In 2013 – Brian May interview on badgers with Elly Fiorentini of Radio York and revealed how May’s Wood will look.

Brian May talks badgers with Elly Fiorentini 12 February 2013 – Radio York

May's Wood map
May’s Wood map

In 2014 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis announced as special guests, joining Lily Allen on the bill for “City Rocks”, Royal Albert Hall, 1 April 2014, in support of Coram, the world’s oldest children’s charity, which was celebrating its 275th year.
In 2014 – The “The Mercury Phoenix Trust” Twitter account was nominated for a “Shorty Award”.