On This Day in Queen History – 7 August

In 1979 – Queen received a Silver Award for “Live Killers” UK sales.
In 1982 – Queen played the Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
In 1984 – Roger Taylor released ‘Strange Frontier’ bw ‘I Cry For You (Love Hope and Confusion)’ 7″ and 12″ singles USA
In 1989 – Queen released ‘The Invisible Man’ bw ‘Hijack My Heart’ UK.

The Invisible Man 12 inch front cover

The Invisible Man - shadows

In 2003 – Brian May & Roger Taylor attended Australian Premiere “We Will Rock You – The Musical”, Regent Theatre, Melbourne, playing the finale with the cast. Also played the Afterparty: ‘Tie Your Mother Down’ (Brian vocals and guitar, Roger drums, Amanda Harrison vocals), ‘Whole Lotta Love’ (Brian guitar, Roger drums) and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (Brian guitar, Roger drums).

BRIAN MAY & ROGER TAYLOR – Musical WWRY Australian Premiere
In 2005 – Roger Taylor presented with “Top Gear” Greatest Driving Song Trophy for ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.

Roger Taylor - Top Gear award Best Driving Song

In 2011 – Dave Dilloway, Brian May’s friend and former bass player with 1984, passed away peacefully of natural causes, aged 64. RIP.

In 2011 – “Bohemian Rhapsody” voted 4th favourite by BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs listeners.
In 2014 – The Hard Rock Cafe Events List announced. In Europe celebrating in 19 Hard Rock cafes including the newly opened Hard Rock Cafe Vienna – the Event “Freddie For A Day 2014”.
In 2014 – Press release on “One Vision – The Magic Of Queen” exhibition at the Rock Museum, Olympic Tower, Munich, Germany.
In 2015 – Queen “Greatest Hits” re-entered The Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart at No 36, totalling a whopping 643 weeks in the chart !! Currently 785 weeks on the UK Album Chart!! – only surpassed by Abba “Gold – Greatest Hits” at 797 weeks on chart. Bob Marley “Legend” stands at 784 weeks on chart.

UK Official Album Chart - Queen Greatest Hits

In 2019 – Queen + Adam Lambert played Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.