On This Day in Queen History – 5 December

In 1970 – Queen played Shoreditch College, Egham, UK.
In 1974 – Queen played the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany.
In 1977 – Queen played the Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In 1980 – Queen played the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
In 1980 – “Flash Gordon” movie released USA.

Flash Gordon Movie poster USA
In 1988 – EMI released Queen 3” CD singles.
In 1992 – John and Veronica Deacon’s 4th son, Luke was born.
In 1993 – Brian May played Aston Villa Centre, Birmingham, UK.
In 1994 – Brian May guest appearance with Meat Loaf – played “We Will Rock You” and” Roll Over Beethoven”, London.
In 1995 – Queen released “Too Much Love Will Kill You” / “Rock In Rio Blues” single, USA, on Hollywood.
In 2010 – Brian May guest speaker at the “Animal Aid’ Christmas Fayre”, Kensington Town Hall, London on the theme “Man As A Wild Animal”.

Bri speaking Animal Aid Fayre

Brian speaking Animal Aid Fayre 2010

In 2011 – Interview with Brian May is published in “Financial Times Magazine”.
In 2011 – Queen Extravaganza finalists flown to Los Angeles for Roger Taylor’s final audition at Dave Grohl’s studio.
In 2012 – Universal Music Japan released the complete Queen back catalogue (except live albums) – the 2011 Remaster Standard CDs and Deluxe CD as SHM CDs. With the albums “Greatest Hits” and “Greatest Hits II” will be a total 32 CDs at once in Japan.
In 2012 – Brian May left hospital without crutches and other walking aid, following knee surgery.
In 2013 – Nelson Mandela died peacefully among his family at 20.50 at the age of 95 years. Brian May and Roger Taylor wrote a personal obituary for their friend Madiba. READ HERE: “VERY SAD TO HEAR OF MADIBA’S PASSING

Brian, Madiba and Roger

In 2013: “Classic Rock” published report on “Queen – The Studio Experience” exhibition, Montreux.
In 2014 – The Telegraph conducted a survey of who should sing title song for next James Bond film “Spectre”. Queen + Adam Lambert immediately led the voting with almost 60% of the votes.
In 2015 – Roger Taylor was a special guest at SAS Band Christmas Special Concert, G Live, Guildford.
In 2016 – Brian May released an interview video clip “Air Guitar Anthems: How Did The Album Come About?”, as well as a video clip “Air Guitar Anthems: Best Riffs To Play Live”, both for the promotion of “Air Guitar Anthems”.

Air Guitar Anthems: How Did The Album Come About
In 2017 – Queen + Adam Lambert played Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham.
In 2017 – “StarCards Christmas Charity Auction 2017” began – Brian May, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Neil Murray and many more signed “StarCards” for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.