On This Day in Queen History – 22 May




Emily May, Brian and Louisa
Emily May, Brian and Louisa

In 1975 – Freddie nominated for  Ivor Novello Award Popular Song  for ‘Killer Queen’, but award went to Karl Douglas for ‘King Fu Fighting’,
In 1980 – Felix Luther born to Roger Taylor and Dominique Beyrand (2 months premature).

Felix Luther Taylor - Bisley 2006
Felix Luther Taylor 2006

In 1981 – Louisa May born to Brian and Chrissie May – their 2nd child. Emily May, Brian and Louisa.
In 1982 – Queen played Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany.
In 1982  – Queen ”Hot Space” album released USA.
In 1985 – Freddie Mercury awarded Gold for “Mr Bad Guy” UK sales.
In 1986 – John Deacon attended the premiere “Biggles” movie – introduced to Prince & the Princess of Wales.
In 1986 – Freddie Mercury started filming ‘Time’ single video, Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London.
In 1989 – “The Miracle” album released UK.

The Miracle Photo Session
The Miracle Photo Session

In 1990 – The Cross played Biskuithalle, Bonn, Germany.
In 1991 – Freddie Mercury with Queen working on new songs during his last recording sessions, including ‘Mother Love’, at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland.
In 1993 – The Brian May Band played Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel – support to Guns N’ Roses.
In 1994 – Roger Taylor played for Great Music Experience Nara Todaiji Buddhist Temple, Japan.
In 1994 – Roger released ‘Foreign Sand’ single Japan.
In 1997 – Brian May performed with Zucchero at his concert, London.
In 2000 – “Mission: Impossible II” soundtrack album released [“Music from and inspired by M:i-2”], includes Brian May on guitar on Foo Fighters’ track 0f ‘Have A Cigar’. [Taylor Hawkins: vocal, Dave Grohl: drums] – cover of Pink Floyd song.

Foo Fighters – Have A Cigar (feat. Brian May)

In 2003 – Queen awarded Gold and Platinum for “Greatest Video Hits I” USA sales.
In 2008 – Roger Taylor attended 53rd Ivor Novello Awards with Sarina Potgieter, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
In 2013 – The vinyl edition of “Acoustic By Candlelight” live album from Brian May and Kerry Ellis delivered to pressing plant.
In 2013 – Brian May asked fans “Keep sending your kisses”. The edited short ‘viral’ version of the “Kissing Me Song” video went to iTunes, with a longer version for the full-length track to be part of the iTunes package, including almost every kiss received.
In 2013 – In an interview in San Diego, Adam Lambert announced he was in regular e-mail contact with Brian May and Roger Taylor and spoke of possible further collaboration with Queen.
In 2013 – We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary World Arena Tour, opened Zagreb Arena, Zagreb, Croatia.
In 2014 – We Will Rock You cast opened “West End Euro Vision 2014” show, Dominion Theatre, London, ing the evening with a medley of United Kingdom entries over the years.
In 2015 – Two Queen Archive Edition: Innuendo Deckchairs, based on Grandville illustration (“Un Autre Monde” book 1844) made available at Queen Online Store.

Innuendo deckchairs

In 2016 – Queen + Adam Lambert played Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain.
In 2018 – Roger Taylor guest spot at The Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, UK (An Evening With Mike Rutherford – BMW PGA Championship).
In 2023 – Brian May attended The RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. MORE

Brian May and Lucy Vail Floristy, Chelsea Flower Show 22/05/2023
Brian May and Lucy Vail Floristy, Chelsea Flower Show 22/05/2023