On This Day in Queen History – 17 May

In 1968 – The Reaction live at the Penmare Hotel, Hayle, UK.
In 1977 – Queen played Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen – Live In Rotterdam: 5/17/1977)

We Will Rock You Around the World

In 1991 – ‘Headlong’ entered UK charts at No 28.
In 2005 – Queen released “We Will Rock You – Around the World EP” on iTunes.
In 2011 – Hollywood Records released Deluxe editions of Queen’s first five studio albums in USA as part of their 40th Anniversary Series.
In 2012 – Brian May was ill with flu symptoms and apologised that he would not be on Question Time that evening.
In 2012 – Queen: The Complete Illustrated Lyrics (Backbeat Books) announced, to features hundreds of images accompanying the songs, from handwritten lyrics to never-before-seen photographs from the stage to the studio. Also included is a complete discography, pairing each song with the album on which it was originally released.

Queen Complete Illustrated Lyrics
Queen Complete Illustrated Lyrics

In 2016 – Queen + David Bowie Collaboration “Under Pressure” voted “Britain’s Favorite Ever Duet” by Classic Rock”. The song was released by Universal Music on 13.05.2016 on the compilation album “The Duets Album – The Biggest Songs From The Greatest Artists”. [AMAZON]

The Duets Album

In 2016 – Brian May presented the first look at his new “OWL Virtual Reality Kit (OWL VR Kit)”, which will be released on May 24, 2016 by the London Stereoscopic Company.

Brian and Owl
Brian May with OWL and phone

In 2017 – All 500 copies of the first edition of “Queen In 3-D” book with the Brian May signed bookplate for members of the Official International Queen Fan Club are sold out and the offer of the London Stereoscopic Company closed.
In 2017 – Brian May and Denis Pellerin gave a lecture on the history of stereo photography and The London Stereoscopic Company at “Photo London Talks 17”, Somerset House, Strand in London.  Lots of goodies on sale.

LSC goodies