On This Day in Queen History – 4 October

In 1980 – Another One Bites The Dust reached No 1 USA charts – the start of a 3-week run.
In 1993 – The Brian May Band live at the Metropolis, Montreal, Canada.
In 2001 – November Guitarist magazine went on sale featuring on a cover disc with Brian May demonstrating the Burns Red Special guitar against his original Red Special – and new track “Sideburns”.

Cover Disc
Cover Disc

In 2006 – Brian May and Roger Taylor attended a performance of “Little Britain”, Hammersmith Apollo, London.
In 2006 – UK’s Music Industry Association (BMI) awarded DigiTech “Effects Pedal of the Year” for their Artist Series.

Digitech Artist Series
Digitech Artist Series

In 2008 – Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the TUI Arena, Hanover, Germany. “All Right Now (Live – 04/10/08)” released for download.
In 2010 – Brian May interviewed on BBC Radio 4 “You and Yours” programme broadcast today, about the Gallery On The Green stereoscopic exhibition, housed in a red phone box in Settle, Yorkshire.

Brian May BBC Radio 4 You and Yours –
4 Oct 2010 – https://youtu.be/ttEDRXrGHrw
Julian Worricker chats to Brian May for BBC Radio 4’s “You and Yours” about evolution of the telephone
and exhibition of stereoscopic images opening soon in a phone box! – The Gallery on the Green …

In 2011 – Queen honoured as songwriting “Icons” by the BMI at awards ceremony, Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London.


BMI Awards 2011

BMI Awards 2011
BMI Awards 2011

In 2013 – Brian May and Denis Pellerin gave their first Diableries talk, and Brian May took part in a “Live Aid” discussion session.

Brian interview - Cheltenham
Brian May Interview at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2013

In 2013 – Brian May’s Diableries Talks Tour 2013 began with a pre-launch presentation and book signing of “Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell” by Brian May and co-author Denis Pellerin at Cheltenham Literature Festival, Cheltenham, UK. Brian May  joined Midge Ure in an interesting talk on “Live Aid”, and interviewed by “Photomonthly Magazine”.
In 2013 – A High Fidelity Pure Audio Release from “A Night At The Opera” released as Blu-Ray Audio by Universal Music in Austria and Germany.
In 2014 – “Live At The Rainbow ’74” No 2 in the USA Billboard Music Video sales charts.