On This Day in Queen History – 14 June

In 1966 – The New Opposition played Co-operative Hall, Enderby, UK.
In 1986 – Queen played Hippodrome de Vincennes, Paris, France.
In 1998 – Brian May on “Dimanche Martin”, Channel France 2 TV Show, France – performed ‘On My Way Up’.

Brian May – On My Way Up (French TV Show 1998)

Brian May - On My Way Up - French TV 1998
Brian May – On My Way Up – French TV 1998

In 2002 – Queen awarded Platinum for “Platinum Collection” UK sales.
In 2010 – Brenda Edwards took over the role of “Killer Queen”, We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre, London, taking over from Mazz Murray, who was expecting a baby.

Brenda Edwards and Brian
Brenda Edwards and Brian
Mazz Murray and Brian
Brian May and Mazz Murray – “We Will Rock You” London Musical – August 20, 2011 – Dominion Theatre – London. Photo Credit: Richard Hurn / PR

In 2011 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis accepted an invitation to visit RAF Scampton 16 June to meet pilots and ground crew of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, and fly with the Red Arrows.
In 2011 – Brian May visited Def Leppard backstage at “Download Festival ” in Donington, which can be seen on Def Leppard’s “Mirrorball – Live and More” CD/DVD.
In 2012 – Brian May showed off his “New Toy” SOAPBOX HERE. He was using for the first time his new double-neck Red Special, specially built by Andrew Guyton in the Queen + Adam Lambert rehearsals.

Bri's New Toy
Bri’s New Toy

In 2013 – Brian wrote on SOAPBOX that he had enjoyed the Kerrang! Awards the previous night. HERE
In 2013 – Kerry Ellis presented the first copies of the CD “Acoustic By Candlelight”, fresh from the pressing plant.
In 2013 – Announced that The Mercury Phoenix Trust and Hard Rock Cafe Europe would work together on 5 September to celebrate ‘Freddie For A Day 2013’ in Hard Rock cafes throughout Europe.
In 2014 – Technical rehearsal in an aircraft hanger Los Angeles, without band.
In 2014 – The first official Stage Photo of the new live show of Queen + Adam Lambert published.

First official sage photo - Queen and Adam Lambert

In 2015 – Riff Lord Brian May! Brian May was guest at the “Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015” show at Indigo At The O2 in London, where he presented the “Spirit Of Metal Award” for D. Matt Taylor and reciprocally received from Dr Matt Taylor the “Riff Lord Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award”.

Brian May, Scott Ian, Dr Matt Taylor
Winner of our ‘Spirit of Metal Award’ Metal Hammer Golden Gods as presented by Brian May & Scott Ian to Dr Matt Taylor [Metal Hammer]

In 2015 – Brian May appeared in the documentary “Thomas Chatterton: The Myth Of The Doomed Poet” on BBC Four. In 2016 – Queen + Adam Lambert – European Summer Festival Tour 2016, played Palais 12, Brussels, Belgium.
In 2016 – An interview with Brian May titled “Don’t Stop May Now” was published in the “Waitrose Weekend Magazine”, UK.   READ ARTICLE