On This Day in Queen History – 17 June

In 1986 – ‘Friends Will Be Friends’ charted at No 21 UK.
In 1986 – Queen played Forest National, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1995 – John Deacon attended Rod Stewart concert, Wembley, London, UK.
In 1995 – Roger Taylor played for ‘Rock Against Hate’ with the SAS Band, Club Openair Lengnau, Zürich, Switzerland – played ‘Nazis 1994’, ‘Radio Ga Ga’ and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’.
In 1996 – ‘Let Me Live’ / ‘Bicycle Race’ / ‘Fat Bottomed Girls (1994 EMI Remaster)’ Queen’s 45th single released UK.

Let Me Live single 1996
In 2003 – Queen released “Live At Wembley Stadium” DVD, North America.
In 2006 – Brian May and Roger Taylor guest spot with the Foo Fighters, Hyde Park, London, UK – played ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Tie Your Mother Down’.  AMAZON

Dave Grhl and Brian May

Brian May and David Grohl Hyde Park 17 June 2013
Brian May and David Grohl Hyde Park 17 June 2013

In 2010 – Brian May revealed on his Soapbox that he had composed and recorded music for new play “Two Sisters”, currently starring Anita Dobson.
In 2011 – Brian May thanked The Red Arrows and all at RAF Scampton and Cranwell, posting a photo with Kerry Ellis and The Hawks Team – MORE HERE
In 2011 – Brian May played for Born Free Foundation Gala Dinner, celebrating Virginia McKenna’s 80th birthday, The Savoy, London, UK – played a new acoustic arrangement of ‘Born Free’ by Matt Munro.
In 2011 – Brian May announced that he and Kerry Ellis had started recording a studio version with a new arrangement of the film song ‘Born Free’.
In 2011 – Hollywood Records confirmed the documentary “Queen : Days Of Our Lives” would be broadcast on 27.06.2011 in the US on channel A & E . The US version is an edit of the BBC documentary and differs from the version sent in UK. 
In 2011 – Def Leppard released “Mirrorball – Live & More” on CD and DVD. On the DVD Brian May can be seen on 14/06/2009 when visiting Def Leppard backstage at “Download Festival ” in Donnington
In 2012 – Polish RMF radio broadcast separate interviews with Brian, Roger and Adam. Brian’s interview  – – – TRANSCRIPT HERE – – –
In 2012 – Freddie For A Day 2012 kicked off with the “London Tavern Trail”. Roger Taylor attended pub tour of London in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust as surprise guest.
In 2013 – In an interview with Entertainmentwise, Korean rapper Psy confirmed his collaboration with Brian May, to be released on Psy’s album September 2013.
In 2013 – Brian May presented in Oxford the first complete test-pressing of the book “Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell” in 3D slipcase with accompanying OWL viewer.  MORE HERE
In 2013 – Brian May interview on Born Free Tour Acoustic By Candlelight Tour published in the “Daily Echo”.
In 2013 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis played St John Evangelist Church, Oxford, UK, and ‘Kissing Me Song’ released to download.

Brian and Kerry - Oxford
Brian and Kerry – Oxford

In 2014 – “We Will Rock You” North American Tour, opened at the Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, US.
In 2016 – Queen + Adam Lambert played European Summer Festival Tour 2016: Rock The Ring, Highway Circle, Hinwil, Switzerland.

Bri on stage Rock the Ring in sunglasses
Bri on stage Rock the Ring in sunglasses

In 2017 – The first day of Queen + Adam Lambert rehearsals took place in Anaheim, LA.
In 2018 – Queen + Adam Lambert played Telenor Arena, Oslo.
In 2022 – Queen + Adam Lambert played O2 Arena, London.