On This Day in Queen History – 16 April

In 1974 – Queen’s first-ever US gig, Regis College, Denver, Colorado, USA, as guests of Mott The Hoople.
In 1978 – Queen played Forest National, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1982 – Queen played the Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland. 
In 1985 – Queen played the Sports & Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Queen – The Works Australian Press Conference (1985)

In 1988 – The Cross played E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany.
In 2005 – Queen + Paul Rodgers played Sazka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
. In 2011 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis were in conversation with Peter Curren on BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends programme.


In 2011: QUEEN: 2011 For Record Store Day a specially issued single ‘Stormtroopers In Stilettos’ released by Island records. Available as 7″ pink vinyl edition in printed PVC cover with tracks ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ (Long Lost Retake 1975) and ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ (2011 Remaster).

Stormtroopers In Stilettos RCD 2011
Stormtroopers in Stilettos RCD 2011

In 2011: On Record Store Day in the US and Canada the single ‘Keep Yourself Alive (Original Version’ and ‘Son And Daughter’ is as published in 2,000 piece limited edition heavyweight 7″ vinyl single in Original Artwork picture cover released.
In 2011 – Brian May appeared on Foo Fighters Record Store Day disc – Limited Special vinyl album “Medium Rare” with cover versions. The Pink Floyd cover ‘Have A Cigar’ ft Brian May from “MI: 2 Mission Impossible” soundtrack.

Foo Fighters (medium rare 2011) – Have a Cigar [Pink Floyd Cover]

In 2011 – Final performance We Will Rock You, Folketeateret, Oslo.
In 2012 – Brian May guest at reception celebrating 55 years of Patrick Moore’s “The Sky At Night”, New BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London. SEE SOAPBOX

Brian May and Sir Patrick Moore

In 2013 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis interview GQ Magazine for Record Store Day 2013.

In 2013 – Edwin Shirley of Edwin Shirley Trucking fame dies and Brian May wrote a personal obituary on his website.
In 2013 – We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary World Tour Arena, opened at Rockhal Arena, Luxembourg.
In 2014 – We Will Rock You North American Tour, opened at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence.
In 2015 – Roger Taylor, Felix, Rory and Lola Taylor attended premiere and after party for film “Solitary”, London Independent Film Festival, Genesis Cinema, London.
In 2016 – Press Day by Queen + Adam Lambert in London. Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert interview at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park. Roger Taylor spoke with “BBC Radio Music” of “good idea” to record new music with Adam.
In 2016: “Crinoline” Book Launch: Brian May and Dennis Pellerin presented the new Victorian 3D book “Crinoline: Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster” at the “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. A selection of stereo photographs from the book were in the exhibition until 12.03.2017.

Crinoline photos
In 2016: On “Record Store Day 2016” the album “Bad Magic” by Motörhead released as 180 Gram Gatefold LP in Gold Vinyl, Red Vinyl and Green Vinyl each with new artwork in a single cover and a run of 2,500 copies. Brian May played on the track “The Devil”.
In 2016: On “Record Store Day 2016″ will be the 12″ vinyl single” of “One Voice” starring Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Susanna Hoffs, Lydia Loveless, Neko Case, Kathryn Calder and Brian May released USA. The Record Store Day Exclusive Release included 3 versions of the song (Electric, Acoustic and Instrumental Versions) released by MVD Audio with circulation of 3,000 copies. The new version was used in American documentary “A Dog Named Gucci” on the s film score for closing credits.
In 2017 – The Brian May & Kerry Ellis album “Golden Days” reached No 27 in the first week of the “Official UK Album Chart”.
In 2017 – In the “Best Of British” rating by the British radio station “Radio X” “Bohemian Rhapsody” is named “Ultimate British Song”.