On This Day in Queen History – 25 March

In 1968 – The Art played Raven Youth Club, Thurnby Lodge, UK.
In 1974 – Queen released their first record in Japan ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ single.
In 1975 – Queen played the Municipal Theatre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
In 1977 – ‘Teo Torriatte’ bw ‘Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy’ released (Japan).

Queen – Teo Torriatte (2005 Video)

In 1986 – ‘A Kind Of Magic’ entered UK singles charts No 16, eventually reaching No 3.
In 1991 – Brian May guest appearance New York, New York, USA, ”Innuendo radio tour”. Played impromptu guitar solo.
In 1991 – Brian May made guest appearance with Les Paul at Fat Tuesdays, New York, New York, USA.

Les Paul with Brian May from the band Queen 

In 1999 – Roger Taylor played the Riverside, Newcastle, UK.
In 2005 – 2x Platinum award for “Queen On Fire – Live At The Bowl: DVD, 4x platinum for “Live At Wembley ’86” DVD, 2x platinum and 3x platinum for “Greatest Video Hits II” (UK Sales).
In 2009 – Brian May + Roger Taylor attended WWRY premiere, Palace Theatre, Manchester, UK.
In 2011 – Brian May and Roger Taylor published ar personal tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, who died 23/03/2011.

Roger Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor and Brian May
Roger Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor and Brian May

In 2011 – Download release of charity album “Songs For Japan” announced, including ‘Teo Torriatte’, in aid of Japanese Red Cross following earthquake and tsunami disaster of 11.03.2011 in Japan. 

Songs for Japan - front

Songs for Japan - back

In 2012 – Brian May, Kerry Ellis and the crew go on Safari, experience, an elephant family, white rhinos and help release two lions, “Brutus” and “Marina” into the wild, “Julie Ward Centre.

Brian and Kerry on safari
Brian and Kerry on safari

In 2013 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis guest appearance The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV London Studios.

Brian May & Kerry Ellis with Alan Titchmarsh + “The Kissing Me Song” 25-03-2013

In 2013 – ‘The Kissing Me Song (Brian May and Kerry Ellis) CD Artwork revealed on BrianMay.com with news there would also be a red vinyl collectors’ 7 inch for Record Store Day.
In 2013 – “We Will Rock You – The Musical” nominated for BAFTA (BBC Radio 2 Audience Award).
In 2013 – Rhys Thomas (Director), nominated for a BAFTA (The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts) Award for the documentary “Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender”.
In 2014 – Adam Lambert on additions to Queen + Adam Lambert N American Summer Arena Tour published “Onepopz – Music and TV News and Gossip”.
In 2015 – Brian May was in Stroud, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, talking with students about the “Common Decency” campaign, then a meeting Lansdown Hall and Gallery, Lansdown, about badger cull.

Brian speaking in Stroud 25 March 2015
Brian May lunchtime talk to students on animal welfare and politics, Stroud College. Picture by Rosemary Watts 25/03/15

In 2016 – Brian May visits the musical “Mrs Henderson Presents” at the Noel Coward Theatre, London. Anita Dobson played in the musical and “We Will Rock You: Musical Supervisor Mike Dixon was the musical supervisor for “Mrs Henderson Presents”.