On This Day in Queen History – 2 April

In 1966 – The Opposition replaced Clive Castledine with Peter Bartholomew, John Deacon starts playing bass (previously played acoustic for the band).
In 1974 – Queen played rescheduled show at Barbarellas, Birmingham, UK.
In 1975 – Queen played Kinsmen Field House, Edmonton, Canada.
In 1976 – Queen played Miyagi-Ken Sports Centre, Sendai, Japan.
In 1984 – ‘I Want to Break Free’ bw ‘Machines (Back to Humans)’ released UK.
In 1984 – Freddie rehearsed with Royal Ballet for the filming of “I Want To Break Free”.
I Want To Break Free - Freddie Mercury and The Royal Ballet

In 1985 – Freddie was starting to film his first solo video, “I Was Born To Love You”, at Limehouse Studio, Docklands, London, UK.
In 1986 – Roger Taylor was a judge for the TSB Rock School competition at Camden Palace, London.
In 1999 – Roger Taylor played the Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, UK.
In 2000 – Brian May and Roger Taylor were making a video for “We Will Rock You” single with 5ive.

We Will Rock You 5ive
We Will Rock You 5ive

In 2003 – Tim Staffell , formerly lead vocalist of pre-Queen Smile, invited Brian May to record on his “aMIGO” album on tracks “Earth” and “Doin’ Alright”.  [[Other guests Morgan Fisher [Keyboards: Mott The Hoople] and Snowy White [guitar: Thin Lizzy/Pink Floyd/Roger Waters].
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Tim Staffell's Amigo Album


Brian May, Tim Staffell and pals - 1969
Brian May, Tim Staffell and pals – 1969

Bruce Sanderson, Paul Humberstone, Brian May, Pete Edmunds, Tim Staffell, Clive Armitage and Paul Fielder. August 1969, Addison Gardens, West Kensington, London.
In 2005 – Queen+PR played Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain.
In 2012 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis graced the cover of the “Award & Birthday Souvenir Edition” of “Whatsonstage” magazine – the Cover story report on the 12th Annual Whatsonstage.com Awards, titled “We Are The Champions”.
In 2013 – Brian May was the Mystery Guest of Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show – hilarious interview !!

Brian May interviewed by Chris Evans BBCR2 Breakfast Show 2 April 2013 – http://youtu.be/5a7n8Ac2LZA

In 2014 – A press release announced Queen + Adam Lambert announced as headliners for “Supersonic 2014”, Korea, the festival taking place, Olympic Park, Seoul from 14-15.08.2014. Queen would play for the first time in Korea.
Supersonic, Korea

In 2014 – A press release announced Queen + Adam Lambert as headliners for “Summer Sonic 2014”, Japan, the festival taking place QVC Marine Field and Makuhari Fair, Tokyo from 16-17.08.2014.

Summer Sonic Japan 2014 banner

In 2014 – “The Candlelight Concerts – Live At Montreux 2013” by Brian May & Kerry Ellis released DVD+CD by Yamaha Music & Visuals in Japan.
In 2014: A press release announced Dr Brian May included in speakers for “Starmus Festival 2014”, Abama Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife from 22-27.09.2014.