On This Day in Queen History – 23 April

In 1967 – The Opposition played Beaumont Leys, Leics, UK.
In 1975 – Queen played Kokusai Kaikan, Kobe, Japan.
In 1976 – Queen played the Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
In 1978 – Queen stayed at The Ritz Hotel, Paris.
In 1978 – Queen played the Pavillon, Paris, France.
In 1979 – Queen played Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
In 1982 – Queen played the Forest National, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1985 – Freddie Mercury ‘I Was Born To Love You’ bw ‘Stop All The Fighting’ 7” single released USA.
Freddie Mercury 'I Was Born To Love You' record sleeve

In 1988 – The Cross played Westfallenhalle II, Dortmund, Germany.
In 1988 – The Cross appeared in a TV show Formel 1, Bavaria-Film-Gelände (Studiohalle 10), Geiselgasteig, Germany – performed ‘Heaven For Everyone’.
In 1990 – The Cross released ‘Power To Love’ bw ‘Passion For Trash’ 7” & 12” released UK.
In 2004: Brian May wrote on his Soapbox about his solo track ‘Driven By You’:

Brian May - Driven By You
Brian May – Driven By You

EXTRACT: “On my solo track ‘Driven By You’ the original single version was built around my own programmed drums, but for the album version I asked the wonderful, now sadly departed Cozy Powell to play drums. Most of the tracks on my two solo albums were recorded this way … a development period with everything programmed by me, or played by me, as I wrote the songs, (I just used EVERYTHING that was available) then Cozy would come in and work on them live…. it was always so much fun! Fond memories.

Love Bri”

In 2005 – Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Arena, Budapest, Hungary.
In 2010 – Brian was filming for a video, which he hoped would spread the word about the SAVE-ME campaign.
In 2011 – Brian May appeared at the Eddy Christiani Awards, Arsenaaltheater, Vlissingen, The Netherlands.

Brian May with Eddy Christiani Awrd
Brian May with Eddy Christiani Award

Brian May interview - Eddy Christiani Awards 23 April 2011

In 2012 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis having played a concert [20 April] for “Friday Night Is Music Night”, at the Colosseum, Watford, wrote a REPORT  ON HIS SOAPBOX

Brian and Kerry, Watford Colosseum
Brian and Kerry, Watford Colosseum

In 2014 – “We Will Rock You” North American Tour, second of two dates, WVU Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, USA.
In 2014 – Brian May nominated in the category “Campaigner of the Year”, Observer Ethical Awards.
In 2015 – The Darkness presented their new drummer, Rufus Tiger Taylor [son of Roger Taylor], for the first time, at a launch party in London for their new album “Last Of Our Kind”.
In 2015 – Brian May appeared on Sky News Sunrise, London, talking about “Common Decency” with Eamon Holmes, prior to joining a march for animals, and shared a selfie.

Brian May, Sky News

Brian May talks ‘Common Decency’ with Eamon Holmes Sky News Sunrise 23 April 2015

Bri lone selfie - Sky News
Brian lone selfie outside Sky News studios

In 2016 – The exhibition “From Stables To Studios: The Story Of Rockfield, Monmouth & Music” opened at the Monmouth Museum, in the legendary Rockfield Studios, Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales, where Queen, Coldplay, Oasis, Simple Minds and many other bands recorded  tracks.