On This Day in Queen History – 23 January

In 1977 – Queen played Richfield Coliseum, Ohio, USA.
In 1979 – Queen played Messesportspalace, Hannover, Germany.
In 1982 – Freddie Mercury and Brian May join Roger Taylor and John Deacon at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany, for Hot Space sessions.
In 1984 – ‘Radio Ga Ga’/ ‘I Go Crazy’ [QUEEN 1] released UK the first single with Queen’s own catalogue number.
Radio Ga Ga video

In 1989 – Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe release ‘How Can I Go On’ singles in UK.

How Can I Go On single

In 1993 – Parlophone re-issued ‘The Great Pretender’ singles.
In 1995 – Roger Taylor played on the Maurizio Costanzo Show, Italy.
In 2006 – (Plus 24 Jan) Roger Taylor and Paul Rodgers separately conducted live phone-in interviews with USA and Canadian radio.
In 2007 – Lynn Carey Saylor released “You Like It Clean” album with ‘We Belong’ and ‘If We Believe’ ft Brian May.


In 2007 – We Will Rock You Musical returned to Madrid, opening for previews 23 January.
In 2010 – Brian May took up new guitars in the studio for a new version of “We Will Rock You”. The mix of the original version and the new orchestra is described by “E.S. Posthumus “for the XLIV Super Bowl of the National Football League on 07.02.2010.
In 2012 – Brian May gave an interview to Vivienne Kennedy from the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol about the “A Village Lost And Found Exhibition” in the RWA, Queen 3D Pictures, The Queen Extravaganza, WWRY, Kerry Ellis, Dappy and future plans.
In 2012 – Brian May supported the BUAV campaign against experiments in the breeding of the dog breed “Beagles”.
In 2013 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis were in the studio working on songs for the new album.
In 2013 – The Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour: Capitole de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada.
In 2014 – BBC Radio Stoke chooses Brian May as No 1 of the “Top 5 Best Hair In Rock ‘n’ Roll 2014”.
In 2014 – In addition to Press interviews Brian and Kerry held a raft of radio interviews- mostly for later transmission including, among others, Radio Stoke and Radio Derby

Brian May & Kerry Ellis with James Watt BBC Radio Stoke 23 01 2014

Brian May & Kerry Ellis with Andy Potter BBC Radio Derby 23 01 2014

In 2015 – The first official performance of “WWRY Wien” Stadthalle F, Vienna – the musical playing until 01.03.2015.
In 2015 – Queen + Adam Lambert played the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (formerly the NIA).

Brian, Birmingham - by Jaime Ortiz Mangado
Brian, Birmingham – by Jaime Ortiz Mangado

In 2015: The Foo Fighters played “Under Pressure” at their gig at the Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo.