On This Day in Queen History – 25 February

In 1967 – The Opposition played the Antiquity Club, Churchgate, UK.
In 1967 – The Reaction played the Town Hall, Wadebridge, UK.
In 1975 – Freddie visited another throat specialist in Washington and told he had a swelling in the throat (not nodes) and instructed to rest voice completely. A Pittsburgh show cancelled.
In 1977 – Queen played Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas, USA.
In 1979 – Queen played Les Arenes, Poitiers, France.
In 1985 – John Deacon and keyboard player Henry Crallan (Kevin Ayers Band) opened Milo Studios, London (founded together).  SEE MORE
In 1985 – Brian had own programme on Capitol Radio. Played his favourite tracks.
In 1991 – The Cross started work on 3rd album “Blue Rock”, Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, Bath, UK.
In 1993 – Brian May Band played Jefferson Civic Centre Coliseum, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, as support to Guns N’ Roses.
In 2003 – Brian and Roger attended a press conference at the Calderon Theatre, Madrid, Spain, for Spanish WWRY Musical opening 1 October – later conducted interviews with Spanish press and TV.

Madrid Press Conference - Photo by WENN
Madrid Press Conference – Photo by WENN

In 2004 – Brian May and Roger Taylor met with fans in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. They ate in the Mario restaurant for three hours, plus shopping in the evening at GUM shopping centre. Later ate at Bagration.
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 described by “E.S. Posthumus” for the XLIV Super Bowl of the National Football League on 07.02.2010.
In 2011 – Queen Stormtroopers in Stilettos featured on BBC The One Show. Twenty thousand visitors attended during the two weeks of the exhibition and donated £5,000 for “The Mercury Phoenix Trust”.

Stormtroopers exhibition
Stormtroopers exhibition

Queen Stormtroopers In Stilettos – The One Show 25 Feb 2011

In 2011 – Brian May was in Cardiff to participate in badger debate and vote for Wales.
In 2011 – The exhibition “Stormtroopers In Stilettos: Queen – The Early Years” opened to the public, Old Truman Brewery in London’s East End – showing until 12.03.2011.
In 2011 – The wax figure of Freddie Mercury was exhibited in the “Madame Tussaud’s” in Berlin for 3 months, a copy of the London Madame Tussaud’s figure.
In 2012 – Brian May rehearsed with Dappy and his band for a live performances to take place 27.02.2012 at BBC Radio 1 Studios.

Bri and Dappy rehearsal for Live Lounge
In 2013 – In a press release, Brian May & Kerry Ellis announced the launch of Tiger Tracks, to take place at St Pancras International Station, London, on 1 March 2013. With the slogan “The Clock Is Ticking – Help Save Wild Tigers”, the event organized by “Save Wild Tigers”.
In 2013 – Brian May’s interview with Sean Styles, Radio Merseyside, was broadcast – also an interview with Brian May about the badger problem was to be broadcast on the “Bernie Keith Show”, BBC Radio Northampton.

Brian May talks to Sean Styles Radio Merseyside 25 Feb 2013 (recorded 21 Feb)

In 2014 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis played Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, UK.

Kerry and Brian, Eastbourne 2014 by Terry Brisco
Kerry and Brian, Eastbourne 2014 by Terry Brisco

In 2014 – To celebrate “Record Store Day 2014” on April 19, 2014, a special gold-plated snare drum signed by Roger Taylor was to be raffled by DW Drums and Eagle Rock Entertainment in the USA.
In 2014 – “Classic Rock” magazine issued a teaser of current interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor of the special “Queen II – The Making Of A Masterpiece”, for the April 2014 issue.
In 2014 – Brian May & Kerry Ellis posed with T-shirts, promoting “Rock Against Cancer” charity event, scheduled for 31 May 2014, Kings Arms, All Cannings.
In 2015 – Queen + Adam Lambert visited the famous “Le Crazy Horse de Paris” in Paris.
In 2016 – Brian May & Kerry Ellis, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy – also on sale the first signed Mini May Red Special Guitars at the show Merchandise Stand, also to be sold at the subsequent concerts.
In 2016 – Announced that Freddie Mercury was to be honoured with a “Blue Plaque” at his former house, Feltham, West London. The award was to be unveiled later in the year.