On This Day in Queen History – 28 January

In 1967 – The Reaction live at the Guildhall, St Ives, UK.
In 1967 – The Opposition’s first concert with new name Road Casino, Leicester, London.
In 1972 – Queen played Bedford College, London, UK.
In 1977 – Queen played the Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In 1996 – Brian May guest appearance with Status Quo, Brixton Academy, London, UK, joining them for ‘FBI’, ‘Raining In My Heart’ and a Rock’n’roll medley (Johnny B Goode).  “Don’t Stop” [CD | VHS]

Francis Rossi and Brian May - Brixton Academy 28 January 1996
Francis Rossi and Brian May – Brixton Academy 28 January 1996

Status Quo – FBI (feat. Brian May), Brixton Academy 28th January 1996
In 2002 – Brian, with Anita Dobson, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach attended special performance of Boy George’s Musical “Taboo” in aid of The Mercury Phoenix Trust and Child Welfare Society.
In 2004 – “Jewels” collection released in Japan only on CD.
In 2006 – Brian May attended We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre, London, on occasion of Scaramouche, Hannah Jane Fox’s final show and ceremony afterwards.

Mazz Murray, Neil Murray, Hannah Jane Fox and Brian May

In 2008 – On his website Brian May noted that he, Roger Taylor and Ben Elton planning sequel to We Will Rock You Musical, the script already written by Ben.
In 2010 – Bristol Hippodrome announced they had recorded their best year since a decade in September / October 2009 due to the season of UK tour production of “We Will Rock You”.
In 2011 – The Office of National Statistics announced that “Greatest Hits” had been “Best Selling Album” since 1956 UK, “Bohemian Rhapsody” being ranked 3rd “Most Popular Single”.
In 2011 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis announced an additional matinee show for “Anthems: The Concert” in the afternoon of 1 May 2011, Royal Albert Hall, London.
In 2011 – Q Magazine [March issue] published with Queen 16-page exclusive – May & Taylor Speak! / The Unseen Freddie.  
Roger Taylor interview: HERE – and Brian May interview HERE

Q Magazine March 2011
Q Magazine March 2011

In 2012 – The “Gods & Rockers Exhibition” by LA Photographer Neal Preston opened at Snap Gallery at Piccadilly in London. The exhibition with photos of Queen, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and others. Is open to the public until 03.03.2012.
In 2013 – The musical “We Will Rock You” nominated in the category “BBC Radio 2 Audience Award” for the “2013 Olivier Awards”.
In 2014 – Brian May & Kerry Ellis presented the Blu-ray / DVD “The Candlelight Concerts – Live At Montreux 2013” pack shots of cover artwork.
In 2015 – Brian May featured in a “Pointless” question on BBC TV, concerning University Chancellors.

Brian May in “Pointless” question 28/01/2015 – https://youtu.be/KyuKKUnjTdQ

In 2017: Brian May posted a photo with Roger Taylor and lyrics “The Ol’ Boys on a secret mission!” | A short video clip of Brian May announcing the Queen + Adam Lambert North American Summer Tour 2017 released by “Live Nation” | Brian May announces that the book “Queen In 3-D” was in progress | and wrote a personal obituary for Oscar-nominated actor John Hurt, who died at the age of 77 years.
In 2020: Queen + Adam Lambert played Kyosera Dome, Osaka, Japan.