On This Day in Queen History – 13 May

In 1967 – 1984 played Imperial College, London, UK – support to Jimi Hendrix.
In 1967 – The Reaction played the Memorial Hall, Dobwalls, UK.
In 1977 – Queen played Congresscentrum, Hamburg, Germany.
In 1978 – Queen played Empire Pool, London, UK.
In 1982 – Queen played Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria.
In 1985 – Queen played Aichi Auditorium, Nagoya, Japan.
In 1985 – PMI released Queen: LIve In Rio VHS (UK) video of January 1983 Rock in Rio concert.
In 1991 – Queen released Headlong bw ‘Mad The Swine’ UK (QUEEN18) and 12” has in addition ‘All God’s People’.
In 1996 – Roger Taylor’s Fun In Space and Strange Frontier albums re-released on Parlophone.
In 2002 – EMI Music released The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert 2-DVD set 10th Anniversary Edition re-issue of concert recorded on 20 April 1992 Wembley Stadium London – omits Def Leppard, Extreme, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and Bob Geldof but included rehearsal and documentary footage. 

Freddie Mercury Tribute 10th Anniversary Ed DVD
Freddie Mercury Tribute 10th Anniversary Ed DVD

In 2005 – Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Odyssey Arena, Belfast UK. Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

Odyssey Arena, Belfast - 2005 © F Tunney
Odyssey Arena, Belfast – 2005 © F Tunney

In 2007 – Brian May was put under surveillance after a man threatened to kill him. 
In 2009 – Paul Rodgers announced Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration at an end, as an amicable split and still open to future work.
In 2013 – Brian May was invited to write an essay “What Makes Us Human?”, which he read on Jeremy Vine Show on 13 May 2013 – as part of a series on the programme. The essay appeared that week in “The New Statesman” magazine. TRANSCRIPT 

Brian May: What Makes Us Human? 13-05-2013

In 2013 – Anita Dobson appeared on ‘Loose Women’ TV show, UK, chatting about her work on a brand new ‘try out’ production of “Carnival of he Animals”, coming to The Riverside Studios, London, 4 July 2013.
In 2014 – Roger Taylor “Fun On Earth” Limited Ed Double Vinyl Picture Disc released as UK Import in Japan.
In 2014 – Queen Extravaganza – European Tour 2014, played Tilburg, The Netherlands.
In 2014 – “Rock Cellar” magazine published interview with Brian May & Kerry Ellis by Ken Sharp.
In 2014 – “We Will Rock You” N American Tour, opened run at Straz Center For Performing Art, Tampa, Florida.

Anita Dobson talks ‘Carnival of the Animals’ 13-05-2013

In 2016 – Brian May gave interview for Radio London on “Living In Kensington – Hell And Damnation”.
In 2016 – Queen + Adam Lambert tour rehearsals started in London. Brian May showed a photo of the new stage curtain with the Queen crest and a funny snapchat face-swap with Adam Lambert.
In 2016 – Universal Music released the compilation album “The Biggest Songs From The Greatest Artists” compilation album with Queen + David Bowie Collaboration “Under Pressure” as the CDs lead track.
In 2016 – At British LGBT Awards, Grand Connaught Room London, Brian May picked up the award for “Celebrity Straight Ally of the Year” in the category “Music Artist of the Year”, the award presented by Adam Lambert.

Bri receiving Straight Ally Award from Adam Lambert
Brian receives award at LGBT awards ceremony