On This Day in Queen History – 24 September

In 1980 – Queen played the War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA.
In 1984 – Queen played Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany.
In 1987 – Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe attended a reception at the Spanish Embassy in London.
In 1988 – The Cross played at Cosford Mill, Surrey, UK.
In 1997 – Roger Taylor appeared on Tiswas, children’s TV programme, ITV, UK.
In 1998 – The Brian May Band played Martinihal, Groningen, The Netherlands.
In 1998 – Roger Taylor played “Cyberbarn”, Cosford Mill, Surrey, UK, broadcast on internet.


Roger Taylor – Full Show (Live At the Cyberbarn)
 – https://youtu.be/NKv4HiuSvaE

In 2002 – Hollywood Records released “The Platinum Collection” boxed set, N America.

Queen Platinum Collection - North America
Queen Platinum Collection – North America

In 2004 – Brian May guest appearance StratPack Concert ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Fender’s Stratocaster’, Wembley Arena, London, UK, playing the first seven songs on a Stratocaster then Red Special. Sang on ’Maybe Baby’ and ‘That’ll Be The Day’. Brian appears on” The Strat Pack: Live In Concert” DVD, on tracks ’Peggy Sue (Live)’, ‘Maybe Baby (Live)’, ‘I Fought The Law (Live)’, ‘Oh Boy (Live)’, That’ll Be The Day (Live)’, ‘All Right Now (Live)’ and ‘Stay With Me (Live)’.

Albert Lee and Brian - Stratpack
Albert Lee and Brian – Stratpack

The Strat Pack: 50th Anniversary Of The Fender Strat [Blu-ray] [2008]

The Strat Pack: 50th Anniversary Of The Fender Strat [DVD] [2005]

Miller's Stratpack poster
Miller’s Stratpack poster

In 2008 – Queen + Paul Rodgers played Bercy, Paris, France. Released for download: ‘Brian Solo _ Bijou (Live – 24/09/08”, “Roger Solo + I’m In Love With My Car (Live – 24/09/08)” and “Intro + Surf’s Up… School’s Out (Live – 24/09/08)”.
In 2011 – Queen’s book “40 years Of Queen” was made available from today, ft replica memorabilia and unreleased 1977 interview on CD.

40 Years of Queen
40 Years of Queen
40 Years of Queen - Kenny Everett
40 Years of Queen – Kenny Everett

In 2012 – Eagle Rock Entertainment released “Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender” documentary on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender (Extended 1987 Remastered)
In 2013 – Press release announced that planting of Brian’s 157-Acre, May’s Wood, to begin 28 September.

Brian May at site of May's Wood
Brian May in the fields at Bere Regis, Dorset where he plans to plant hardwood such as oak and beech and cherry with hazel coppice and a transition zone with wildflower meadow.
Picture: Steve Roberts 11/02/2013 Reporter: Tina Rowe Bristol News and Media

In 2013 – In November issue of “Mojo” magazine a recent interview with Roger Taylor published, included “Fun On Earth”, “The Queen Extravaganza” “We Will Rock You”, the planned Freddie Mercury biopic and releases by Queen.
In 2013 – An article published in “The Sun” newspaper, stated Sacha Baron Cohen did not get the role of Freddie Mercury in the planned biopic, as Brian May and Roger Taylor of the opinion that he was s not yet the right choice and Sacha wanted to bring the film in the direction of comedy.
In 2014 – “Live At The Rainbow ’74” entered the USA Billboard Music Video Sales charts at No.2.
In 2014 – BBC4 showed episode 2 of the 3-part series “Oh You Pretty Things – The Story Of Music And Fashion”. included were clips of “Live At The Rainbow ’74” and an interview recorded a few weeks beforehand with Brian May.
In 2016 – Queen + Adam Lambert landed in Shanghai.