On This Day in Queen History – 23 September

In 1966 – The Reaction played The Old Barn Club, Penzance, UK.
In 1976 – Queen thanked fans for attending their Hyde Park show by way of a “thank you” advert in the music press.
In 1976 – Queen held a Day At The Races launch party at Kempton Park, London, UK.

Queen - Kempton Park
Queen – Kempton Park

A Day At The Races album

In 1980 – Queen played the Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY, USA.
In 1982 – Unofficial 6-track “Gettin’ Smile” LP released Japan only.

Gettin' Smile - Japan

Gettin Smile 1982
In 1986 – Brian May while in Musicland Studious, Munich, helping Mack mix 12 July 1986 Wembley video wrote for QFC Autumn mag that live album taken from several shows, incl 9 August 1986, Knebworth, and noting next UK single planned was a remix of ‘Pain Is So Close To Pleasure’.
In 1986 – Who Wants To Live Forever entered UK singles chart at no 28.
In 1990 – Press reception for the Black & Gold Theatre Company’s Macbeth, for which he wrote the music.

Brian May Interview about MacBeth 1990

Riverside Studios
Riverside Studios

In 1998 – Brian May played the Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Brian May Band - Vredenburg, Utrecht
Brian May Band – Vredenburg, Utrecht

In 2008 – Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium – released for download ‘Tie Your Mother Down (Live – 23/09.08)’, and ‘Say It’s Not True (Live – 23/09/08)’.

Queen+Paul Rodgers Antwerp 2008 “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Queen + Paul Rodgers C-lebrity Antwerp 23-09-2008

In 2013 – Robert De Niro and Ben Elton were special guests at the cast and band rehearsals of “We Will Rock You North America”, New York City, USA.
In 2016 – Queen + Adam Lambert played  the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.