On This Day in Queen History – 15 August

In 1966 – The Reaction played Dartmouth, Devon, UK.
In 1979 – Queen at Shepperton Studios rehearsing for Crazy Tour.
In 1982 – Queen played the Civic Center, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.
In 1997 – Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach attend Popkomm music trade show and awards, Cologne, Germany.
In 2010 – Kerry Ellis and Brian May perform acoustic set for BBC Radio 2 Weekend Wogan show to promote Anthems Album: “Save Me”, “I’m Not That Girl”, I Loved A Butterfly”, London, UK.

Brian and Kerry - Weekend Wogan

Gimme Some Lovin’ Brian May & Elio Pace Weekend Wogan 15-08-2010
https://youtu.be/PqCnEH2P_7o
In 2010 – Queen performed with UK Touring Cast “We Will Rock You: The Musical” on The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland.

The Late Late Show: Brian May and Roger Taylor
https://youtu.be/WaiANgfMjLw

In 2011 – Brian May mentions having by this point started recording new tracks with Kerry Ellis.
In 2011 – A three metre high statue of Freddie Mercury was sited in Liverpool, to make promote the “We Will Rock You” Musical coming to Liverpool Empire from 6-24 September.

Freddie statue Liverpool

In 2011 – A press release announced Queen “BMI Icons London Award” for the band’s influence on the entire world of music and for their lifetime achievement appointed “BMI Icons”. The award ceremony was to take place on 04 October 2011, Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London.
In 2011 – Brian May confirmed on his web site further concerts with Kerry Ellis planned for summer 2012 and shooting already started for their new songs.
In 2012 – Brian May Guitars released Red Special versions in three new colours.

3 new colours BM Guitars

In 2012 – Queen featured in the September issue of Classic Rock Magazine in various articles. Queen + Adam Lambert live at HMV Hammersmith Apollo listed in “Event of the Year” poll.

Queen + Adam Lambert Classic Rock Magazine

In 2012 – Line-up of the charity event “The Sunflower Jam ” announced for 16/09/2012, Royal Albert Hall, London, and official flyer, including Brian May & Kerry Ellis set to play the event.

Sunflower Superjam poster

In 2012 – Olympic Closing Ceremony sound track physical CD released. [AMAZON]
In 2013 – September issue Classic Rock Magazine ft Roger Taylor Interview “The Show Must Go On” on sale UK.
In 2013 – Publication of Roger Taylor’s new album “Fun On Earth” and the collection “The Lot” announced for release October.
In 2014 – Brian May, Roger Taylor, Adam Lambert and entourage arrived in Japan, at Kansai International Airport, Osaka greeted by many awaiting fans,who they obliged with lots of autographs.

Brian May
Brian May

In 2014 – Brian posted “Leaving Seoul – A whirlwind romance.” READ MORE HERE
In 2014 – Sky Arts 1 TV channel in the UK aired “Discovering Queen” documentary and Live At Wembley Stadium”.
In 2014 – The Austrian TV channel ORF III showed “Hungarian Rhapsody : Queen Live in Budapest, in their “Day Of Rock”.
In 2015 – Queen Extravaganza , European Summer Tour 2015 Reykjavik , Eldborg Hall.
In 2018 – Brian and Professor Roger Taylor launched new stereo book “George Washington Wilson” at the Edinburgh Literary Festival. Brian also put out a video to introduce the book and wrote on SOAPBOX HERE. “Another labour of love”- AND  – FAREWELL EDINBURGH – HELLO ABERDEEN” + photos.


Brian May unwraps new book “George Washington Wilson”
https://youtu.be/N8zPhwd47qA

In 2019 – Queen + Adam Lambert played at the Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA