On This Day in Queen History – 20 April

(20 APRIL 1992) 

Freddie Mercury Tribute poster
Freddie Mercury Tribute poster
Freddie Mercury Tribute concert ticket
Freddie Mercury Tribute concert ticket – Thanks to Raffa Rolla
Brian May, Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
Brian May, Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

The stage and audience

Queen: 1992 – The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (Episode 40)

- https://youtu.be/kwzq4_u2XLA


Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Backstage 1992

In 1974 – Queen played Mid South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
In 1976 – Queen played Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
In 1978 – Queen played Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
In 1979 – Queen played the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.
In 1982 – Queen played the Palais Des Sports, Lyon, France.
In 1985 – Queen played Sports & Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
In 1988 – The Cross played the Capitol, Mannheim, Germany.
In 1990 – Roger and The Cross appeared at London’s Tower Records store to sign autographs.
In 1992 – Brian May + Roger Taylor + John Deacon appeared live at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, Wembley Stadium, London, UK, attended by in excess of 72,000 people.
In 2005 – Concert: Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the Sportpaleis, Antwerpen, Belgium.
In 2011 – Opening night “We Will Rock You UK Tour Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, UK.
In 2012 – Brian May on BBC Radio 2 News commented on death of Bert Weedon.

Brian May comment on death of Bert Weedon – BBC Radio 2 News (during Steve Wright) 20042012

“He will be so sadly missed by all his friends. He’s one of the most generous and giving people I’ve ever met in my life.  He was always teaching people privately and publicly. You know he didn’t have any secrets from anyone and he was just so supportive to us all.  There’s not a guitarist in Britain from my generation who doesn’t owe him a great debt of gratitude”.
Brian May

In 2012 – Q+PR:2005 Sportpaleis, Antwerpen;
BRIAN: 2012 Guest appearance with KERRY ELLIS live The Colosseum, Watford (Friday Night is Music Night) – Broadcast live on BBC Raio 2.

Brian May, Kerry Ellis and Steve Sidwell
Brian May, Kerry Ellis and Steve Sidwell

In 2013 – Brian May’s Team Badger achieved 200,000 signatures in support of their petition.

200,000 signatures

In 2013 – Brian May visited “RSPCA Centre in West Hatch, where they are rescuing and washing oil off sea birds, followed by Team Badger meeting [SEE MORE HERE] – … bits of TV. And public meeting in Taunton tonight. Am also opening a local *live music venue.” Brian
n 2013 – “The Kissing Me Song” by Brian May and Kerry Ellis released exclusive limited and numbered red vinyl 7″ single (500 copies) for Record Store Day to record stores in UK. [AMAZON]

The Kissing Me Song red vinyl
The Kissing Me Song red vinyl

In 2013 – Brian May delivered speech at Team Badger Trust Public Meeting, Taunton Conference Centre, Somerset College, Taunton, show demo of “The Badger Song”, produced with Jonti Picking (aka Mr. Weebl).
In 2014 – “We Will Rock You” North American Tour, Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, final show.
In 2014 – The London Stereoscopic Company published a new brochure of forthcoming product, with foreword by Brian May.
In 2015 – Queen + Adam Lambert announced a concert date in Chile for 30 September.
In 2015 – Brian May takes part in a discussion hosted by “The Guardian” newspaper on Radio 5 Live, “What Can We Do About Politics?”, London.