On This Day in Queen History – 14 February

In 1974 – ‘Liar’/’Doing Alright’ released (USA) on Elektra, who edited ‘Liar’ without band’s knowledge.
In 1975 – Queen played the Palace Theatre, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA.
In 1976 – Queen played the Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
In 1986 – Queen shoots promo video ‘Princes Of The Universe’ directed by Highlander director Russell Mulcahy and ft Christopher Lambert.

From Princes of the Universe promo video

In 1991 – Queen were shooting “I’m Going Slightly Mad” promo video. (Feb 13, 14 and 15)
In 1992 – “Wayne’s World”‘ movie premiered USA. Use of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ propelled track to No 2 US singles charts, nearly 20 years after first release.
In 1993 – ‘Driven By You’/’Just One Life’ released USA.

'Driven By You' compass pack [USA]
‘Driven By You’ compass pack [USA]

In 1994 – Brian May guest appearance with Bon Jovi at BRIT Awards, London, UK.
In 2005 – Kerrang! magazine announced results of readers’ poll for Best British rock albums ever. The Top 10: 1 Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath; 2 Iron Maiden: Number Of The Beast; 3 Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollock’s, Here’s The Sex Pistols; 4 Led Zeppelin: IV; 5, Black Sabbath: Paranoid .6, Muse: Absolution; 7 The Clash: London Calling; 8 Queen; Sheer Heart Attack; 9 Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden and 10: Manic Street Preachers: The Holy Bible.
In 2011 – Brian May guest spot for the Variety Club Children’s Charity, West Lea School, Enfield, UK.
In 2011 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis 12-date “Anthems : The Tour” announced + release of ‘Defying Gravity G -A – Y Mix’ ‘announced for 20 March 2011.
In 2013 – Official ticket sales for concert Kerry Ellis & Brian May : The Born Free Tour 2013 at Olympia Theatre, Dublin, opened.
In 2013 – Memorabilia exhibitions “Gone Too Soon” and “The Music Gives Back” opened Hard Rock Cafe, New York, with costumes, instruments and other memorabilia et al Brian May started in New York – exhibition touring the US and ending 25 November 2013 in Orlando.
In 2013 – Part 2 of Brian and Kerry’s interview with Radio Nova broadcast.

Brian May talks to Radio Nova Part 2: Dublin “Born Free” Tour/WWRY 14 Feb 2013
https://youtu.be/lg8f7rFwR2Q – [Part 1 broadcast 13 Feb]
In 2013 – Readers of “Ultimate Classic Rock” chose ‘You’re My Best Friend’ as the “Most Romantic Rock Music Video”.

Brian May & Kerry Ellis with Laura Rawlings BBC Radio Bristol 14 February 2014 (recorded 23/01/2014)

In 2014 – interview with Brian May & Kerry Ellis on the promotion of “The Candlelight Concerts” broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol. The interview with Laura Rawlings was recorded on “Candlelight Press Day”.
In 2015: The film “Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five And Beyond” released with rare interview of Freddie Mercury on the musical “Time” was shown BBC2.

Dave Clark and Freddie Mercury. Photo: Daily Mail
Dave Clark and Freddie Mercury. Photo: Daily Mail
Glad All Over - Dave Clark Blu-ray
Glad All Over – Dave Clark Blu-ray

In 2015 – “Queen Forever” was back in the UK Top 40 of “Official Albums UK Top 100”.
In 2020 – Brian May visited RSPCA Animal Hospital, Wacol, Brisbane  [Visiting time RSPCA Animal Hospital]

Brian May and Koala pal. RSPCA Animal Hospital, Wacol, Brisbane - 14 Feb 2020
Brian May and Koala pal. RSPCA Animal Hospital, Wacol, Brisbane – 14 Feb 2020