On This Day in Queen History – 27 November

Brian May Star Licks VHS

In 1970 – Queen played the Cavern Club, Liverpool.
In 1973 – Queen played Birmingham Town Hall, UK.
In 1974 – Queen played the Olympen, Lund, Sweden.
In 1977 – Queen played the Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA. ELO drummer, Bev Bevan visited the band backstage pre-show.
In 1979 – Queen played Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK.
In 1980 – Queen played the Groenoordhallen, Leiden, The Netherlands.
In 1984 – Star Licks Master Series released Brian May live Masterclass session from 20 November 1983.
In 1984 – Freddie Mercury wrote letter for Queen FC Magazine, stating he was still working on his solo album that he thought he might call “Made In Heaven” after the track.
In 1984 – Capitol Records released 12″ ‘Thank God It’s Christmas’ / ‘Man On The Prowl (Extended version)’ / ‘Keep Passing The Open Windows’ in USA.
In 1989 – ‘The Miracle’ / ‘Stone Cold Crazy (Live)’ released UK.


In 1991 – Brian May wrote letter for Queen FC Magazine on behalf of himself, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, expressing thoughts and feelings on life and passing of Freddie Mercury.

Wed 27th Nov 91
      3.00 Early Morning

Dear Folks

This time I am putting pen to paper for the 3 of us, John, Roger and myself. We have spent many hours together over the last rew weeks and especially the last few days, and I think we feel very closely the same. We couldn’t let this special magazine go out without a very special message of thanks to you, our wonderful friends (‘fans’ has never seemed quite the right word for you guys, (by which I mean Ladies and Gentlemen) who have been so incredibly understanding and supportive to us over the years). As you know by now, Freddie was fighting the terrible AIDS disease for many years, and for much of the time even we didn’t know. For Freddie his Art and his Friends were everything. He poured himself with huge vigour into both. He was determined that no hint of frailty should mar his music, or our music, or make life difficult for his friends. By refusing to concede anything to the illness, his amazing strength and courage enabled him to continue at full strength in making albums, videos etc, even though it cost him more and more in private pain. Life was already almost impossible for him while we were making the Innuendo album (after pacing himself very carefully during “the Miracle” he hardly expected he would be alive for another). By the time “Days of Our Lives” was being shot on video, he could barely stand. He never in our hearing complained about his lot, and never let despondency creep into his work. His voice seemed to get miraculously better and better. And he died without ever losing control. Freddie never wanted sympathy – he wanted exactly what you, Queen fans, gave him : – belief, support and the endorsement of that strangely winding road to excellence that we, Queen, have tried to follow. You gave him support in being the outstandingly free spirit that he was, and is.

One final word. Whatever the despicable press may have made out, Freddie had nothing to be ashamed of. He lived life to the full, and was generous to everyone he came close to. His announcement, made by his own will only when he knew his fight was over, will, with our help and yours, be a major factor in persuading the public that AIDS is now EVERYONE’S problem. But Freddie, his music, his dazzling creative energy – those are for ever.”

Thank you all so much from us : – 
Brian +, Roger,
+ John.”

Brian May letter OIQFC Magazine - written 27 Nov 1991

In 1993 – Brian May played Huxley’s Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany.
In 1994 – Roger Taylor played The Leadmill, Sheffield, UK.
In 2000 – Parlophone, in support of “Freddie Mercury – The Solo Collection” boxed set released ‘Guide Me Home’ CD single in Italy and Holland.

Guide Me Home

In 2001 – Brian May on Capitol Gold’s 6 O’clock show Takeover.
In 2006 – Queen vs The Miami Project released remixes of ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ online single on iTunes UK.

Queen vs Miami Project Another One Bites The Dust

In 2006 – “We Will Rock You” at the Paris Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas closed after 520 performances.
In 2007 – Brian May spent first of 3 consecutive days mixing the track, ‘Say It’s Not True’.
In 2008 – Queen + Paul Rodgers played Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2nd show).
In 2014 – “Queen Forever” 14 days after release achieved Gold status for 100,000 sold copies in England.
In 2014 – Brian May and Denis Pellerin “The Poor Man’s Picture Gallery” talk, St Swithin’s Church, The Paragon, Bath, (A Toppings Book Shop, Bath, event).
In 2014 – Roger Taylor appeared on “Loose Women”, ITV UK.

Queen’s Roger Taylor – Loose Women 27 Nov 2014

In 2014 – Brian May visited the Herschel Museum, Bath, UK.

Herschel Museum
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In 2015 – Record Store Day Exclusive Release from the 40th Anniversary Edition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ made available as 12 “vinyl single on” Record Store Day Black Friday. “The 12” Black Vinyl Release included the original artwork of the Italian 7 “single and “I’m In Love With My Car” as B Side. Virgin EMI Records released 2,500 copies in the UK and Hollywood Records 7,465 copies in the USA.

Bohemian Rhapsody for Record Store Day

In 2015 – BBC Radio 5 broadcast a live interview with Adam Lambert about his current solo album and his work with Brian May and Roger Taylor as part of Queen + Adam Lambert.
In 2016 – The Grand Order Of Water Rats Charity Ball took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Brian May and Anita Dobson attended the event and Anita gave a speech.
In 2017 – Eurosport TV station had re-recorded ‘I Want It All’ as part of its “Make It Yours” campaign, the remake being the official anthem for Olympic Winter Games, Pyeonghang, South Korea 2018. The new version was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra at Air Studios in London in collaboration with La Plage Records, recorded and approved by Brian May.
In 2017 – The story “Just Out Of The World” published in the then current issue of Classic Rock magazine.
In 2017 – Brian flew to Liverpool for concert next day, sharing photos from his journey HERE.