On This Day in Queen History – 17 March

In 1966 – The Reaction played the Ballroom, Redruth, UK.
In 1973 – Doug Puddifoot conducted a photo session for Queen at Freddie’s flat, 100 Holland Road, London, several photos later used for back cover of Queen album.

Queen in Freddie's flat
Queen in Freddie’s flat, 17 March 1973

In 1974 – Queen were to play Barbarellas, Birmingham, UK, but show cancelled due to troubles band had in Stirling. Rearranged for end of Queen II Tour.
In 1975 – Queen played the Marine Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA.
In 1977 – Queen played Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Canada.
In 1986 – ‘A Kind Of Magic’ bw ‘A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling’ released UK – QUEEN7, (reached No 3 in UK charts).

A Kind of Magic single
In 1993 – Brian May played The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
In 2003 – Queen + Vanguard release “Flash” remix singles in Europe.

Flash Vanguard Remix
Flash Vanguard Remix

In 2003 – Brian May and Roger Taylor pre-recorded an interview for Triple M The Cage Breakfast and for one hour special on Triple M Network and in the evening appeared on a 7 Network TV programme Chat Show, Sydney, Australia.

Triple M
Triple M

In 2004 – Roger Taylor interviewed by Mark Goodier on BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright Show.
In 2005 – Queen and Paul Rodgers fly to George, South Africa, ahead of the 46664 concert.
In 2006 – Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York, USA.

Q+PR HSBC Arena, Buffalo, 17032006

In 2011 – “Don’t Stop Me Now” is used as music in the trailer for the “Greatest Tickets On Earth” for the 2012 London Olympics.
In 2011 – First batch of “Queen 2011 Digital Remaster Re-issues” released as a Limited Ed SHM-CD in Japan.
In 2012 – Kerry Ellis concert 20 April 2012 The Watford Colosseum is announced, to be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 “Friday Night Is Music Night”, with special guest Brian May.
In 2014 – Brian May visited Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow. SEE BRIAN’S SOAPBOX POSTING – and flew to Riga with Kerry Ellis – also give journalist Mitch Lafon an interview at the Riga Arena in Riga.
In 2014: The new Audi car commercial used text citations and ‘We Are The Champions’ melody.
In 2014 – Roger Taylor and Joshua J. Macrae working on the soundtrack for ” Solitary”. The film , directed by Sasha cranes with Sarina Taylor, Felix Taylor and Anita Dobson premiered 30 September 2014.
In 2015 – Brian May’s political site “Common Decency” went online.