On This Day in Queen History – 3 July

In 1975 – Queen’s own recording facilities, Mountain Studios, opens in Montreux, Switzerland.

Mountain Studios entrance © Jen Tunney
Mountain Studios entrance © Jen Tunney

Heaven and HullIn 1984 – Capitol Records released Roger Taylor’s “Strange Frontier” album with different track listing (USA).
In 1995 – Brian May wrote Queen Fan Club Summer magazine, stating they were within a few weeks of delivering final mix of Queen’s new album and working on it both in London and Surrey.
In 2001 – “All The Young Dudes” from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, ft Queen, Ian Hunter and David Bowie, released by Spitfire Records on Mick Ronson’s posthumous album “Heaven And Hull”. [CD HERE]
In 2003 – Brian May, Roger Taylor and Kerry Ellis in studio with Neil Murray, Mike Dixon & Kerry Ellis recording Kerry’s cover of ‘No One But You’.
In 2011 – Brian May & Kerry Ellis play Goodwood Festival of Speed, West Sussex, UK.

Brian May Goodwood Festival of Speed
Brian May Goodwood Festival of Speed

In 2012: Freddie Mercury’s black and white harlequin stage costume sold for £22,500 at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale (Tuesday 3 July), in London. Bidders competed fiercely for the iconic costume, pushing the final price well above the pre-sale estimate of £8,000 – 12,000.
In 2012 – Queen + Adam Lambert play Moscow Olympic Arena, Moscow, Russia, joined for “Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)” by Russia singer Zemfira. Before the concert Brian May was treated by a Russian knee specialists for a torn cartilage in a knee joint.

Zemfira and Brian May
Zemfira and Brian May

In 2014 – Queen + Adam Lambert live at the Forum, Inglewood, California, USA. ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ dropped from set list. Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters and Dominic Howard of Muse visited Roger Taylor backstage.

Queen and Adam Lambert Inglewood Forum 3 July 2014
INGLEWOOD, CA – JULY 03: Adam Lambert, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen perform at the Forum July 3, 2014. Inglewood, California. (Photo Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In 2015 – Queen and David Bowie “Under Pressure” used as music for the film and trailer of “Minions”.
In 2016 – Brian May began”The Guajara Expedition”, climbing the 2,718 metre high Mount Guajara in Tenerife, staying with his team at the top of the mountain. Brian May spent all night watching the stars and enjoying the sunrise. 
READ AND PHOTOS HERE: Destination: Guajara and Sunrise and more
In 2016 – The “Mail On Sunday” published an article, stating Queen Productions looking for a new venue for the musical “We Will Rock You”.