On This Day in Queen History – 20 March

In 1970 – Sour Milk Sea performed last show Highfield Parish, Oxford, UK – a benefit for Shelter.
In 1974 – Queen played the University, Manchester, UK. John’s case stolen, containing his Australian photos. Police unable to trace.
In 1974 – Queen II entered UK chart No 35.

Queen II inner sleeve front

In 1975 – Queen played the Municipal Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
In 1976 – Queen arrived in Tokyo, Japan, to start their A Night At The Opera Tour.
In 1981 – Queen played Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, attended by 131,000 – largest paying audience to-date for one group, worldwide.

Queen - Morumbi Stadium
Queen – Morumbi Stadium

In 1993 – The Brian May Band played live at the Carver Hawkeye Sport Arena, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
In 1999 – Roger Taylor played the Manchester University, Manchester, UK.
In 2006 – Queen + Paul Rodgers played Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 2006 – (March 20 & 21) Eagle Vision released ‘Queen: The Making of ‘A Night At The Opera’ in its Classic Albums DVD series, UK and N America. Included interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor, plus bonus performances.

The Making Of A Night At The Opera DVD

Bohemian Rhapsody (The Making of ‘A Night At The Opera’ 30th Anniversary)

AnthemsIn 2011 – Kerry Ellis released “Defying Gravity: remix singles (UK) and online – produced, remixed and instrumentation by Brian May.
In 2012 – Roger Taylor guest appearance with Waste at the Apres Ski Bar, Farinet, Verbier, Switzerland.