On This Day in Queen History – 24 February

[Timothy John Staffell, b Isleworth, Middx, 24 February 1948]

Tim Staffell October 2019
Tim Staffell

In 1967 – The Reaction played Penmare Hotel, Hayle, UK. After the show Roger involved in crash in the group van, resulting in visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital – thankfully no serious injury.
In 1968 – The Opposition played the Youth Club Hall, Kibworth, UK.
In 1968 – 1984 play the URL1 Club, London.
In 1969 – Freddie, Brian, Roger and Tim Staffell attend Jimi Hendrix gig, Royal Albert Hall, London.
In 1975 – Queen play Kennedy Centre, Washington, DC, USA. Freddie sang show despite having been told by a throat specialist in Philadelphia following 2 shows there, that he had ‘nodes’ through straining his voice / almost losing voice.
In 1976 – Queen played the Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In 1988 – The Cross live at the Rock City, Nottingham.
In 1997 – Re-release of A Night At The Opera and The Freddie Mercury Album on vinyl commemorating 100th anniversary of EMI record company.
In 2004 – Brian May and and Roger Taylor arrived at Moscow airport, to launch the Russian production of We Will Rock You: The Musical. In the evening they had supper in the Pushkin restaurant, though Brian arrived in the country with a stomach bug and had to resort to sipping Fernet-Branca.

Moscow Skyline view from Brian's hotel
Moscow Skyline view from Brian’s hotel
Brian and Roger in Moscow
Brian and Roger in Moscow

In 2009 – Brian May, Roger Taylor & Ben Elton attend launch party of UK touring company We Will Rock You: The Musical, Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester UK.

Roger, Ben Elton and Brian - WWRY Tour Manchester launch party
Roger, Ben Elton and Brian – WWRY Tour Manchester launch party

In 2011 – Brian May and Roger Taylor and many guests ttended the Opening / Press Night of the “Stormtroopers In Stilettos” exhibition at the Truman Brewery, E London.

Queen-Stormtroopers and Stilettos Exhibition Press Night
In 2011 – The Royal Mail published stamps from eight London West End musicals. The “Royal Mail Musicals Stamps Set”, each with 4x 1st class and 4x 97p stamps, included a “We Will Rock You” set with Tony Vincent as “Galileo” (1st class stamp), and Brian May and Roger Taylor presented the “We Will Rock You” stamp at the Dominion Theatre, London.
In 2011 – The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Raymond Weil had produced a limited edition of 4 watches for the band members to mark Queen’s 40th anniversary. The watches will be handed over to Brian May and Roger Taylor at The Savoy Hotel in London. Freddie Mercury’s watch would be auctioned for charity at a later date.
In 2011 – “We Will Rock You Berlin” presented a birthday video for Queen40 with statements and birthday wishes by the WWRY Berlin principals and the best Queen Live scenes.
In 2011 – Hollywood Records announced USA activities for Queen’s 40th Anniversary including the releases in North America and Canada.
In 2012 – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is used on TV commercial for “Lay’s Potato Chips”.

TV ad for Lay’s classic chips – Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

In 2012 – Brian May visited Pogo Films, London, makers of the “Time Traveller Guide 3D” series. READ MORE

Brian May at Pogo Films
Brian May at Pogo Films

In 2015 – Queen + Adam Lambert played Wembley Arena, London, UK.

Brian and Adam, Wembley 24 Feb 2015

Wembley selfie
Wembley selfie

In 2016 – Brian May & Kerry Ellis – One Voice The Tour 2016, played Obihall, Firenze, Italy.
In 2016 – New TV series “Inside Buckingham Palace” first episode shown Channel 5, UK, including an interview with Brian May.

Brian May from “Inside Buckingham Palace” – Pt1 extract

Brian May - Inside Buckingham Palace
Brian May – Inside Buckingham Palace

In 2018 – Queen + Adam Lambert played the Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
In 2019 – Queen + Adam Lambert guest appearance the Dolby Theatre, Los Angles, CA. (91st Academy Awards – Oscars 2019)