On This Day in Queen History – 8 December

In 1973 – Queen played the University, Liverpool, UK.
In 1974 – Queen played Congres Gebouw, Hague, The Netherlands.
In 1975 – Queen played the Preston Guildhall, UK.
In 1977 – Queen played the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
In 1977 – Bob Harris filmed Queen during their Texas tour dates.
In 1978 – Queen played Kemper Arena, Kansas City, USA.
In 1980 – Queen played the Wembley Arena, London, UK.
In 1980: “Flash Gordon” released in UK;

In 1980 – John Lennon shot dead in New York.

Marking the assassination of John Lennon in 1980 – Brian May saluted the late, great Beatle “Brian May: “Why I love John Lennon”
“I wasn’t allowed to go to see The Beatles in concert when I was a kid. My parents thought pop concerts were attended by the wrong sort of people. So I never got to see the 20th century’s biggest phenomenon live.” MORE OF COMMENT HERE

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Here is the tribute to John Lennon – years later – with Paul Rodgers:

Queen + Paul Rodgers – Imagine (Live in Hyde Park)
– a bonus feature on the Queen + Paul Rodgers live DVD ‘Return Of The Champions’.

In 1993 -Brian May played The Point, Dublin, Ireland.
In 1994 – Roger Taylor played the Europe 1 Studios, Paris, France.  (2 shows)
In 2004 – Dimebag Darrell shot by a fan on stage – BRIAN MAY’S TRIBUTE HERE

Dimebag Darrell
Dimebag Darrell – UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Photo of Dimebag DARRELL and PANTERA; Dimebag Darrell performing on stage (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)

In 2006 – Felix and Arty played Bisley Pavilion, Woking, UK (with SAS Band – Jeff Scott Soto, Felix Taylor, Tony Vincent, Kiki Dee et al) – premiere of Woman You’re So Beautiful’.

Felix Taylor - © Jen Tunney 2006
Felix Taylor – © Jen Tunney 2006

SAS poster

In 2009 – Anita Dobson live on the Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV1 talking about life working in the West End. Brian was due on same show on Thurs that week (10 Dec).
In 2010 – Blue Fox Breakfast briefing, House of Commons, London. Brian said: We had a great ‘breakfast briefing’ with the “Blue Fox” – Conservatives Against Hunting – group at the House of Commons today – set up by The League Against Cruel Sports – LACS, and endorsed by IFAW and the RSPCA. I am still buzzing from it.

Blue Fox group breakfast briefing 8 December 2010
Brian May and members of The Blue Fox group
l-r: Dominic Raab (MP for Esher & Walton), Lorraine Platt (Co-founder Conservatives against Fox Hunting), Brian May, Douglas Batchaelor (Chief Executive League Against Cruel Sports), Simon Kirby (MP Brighton Kemptown), Caroline Dineage (MP for Gosport) – Chair, Mike Weatherley (MP for Hove), Chris Buckwell (Rochester & Strood CCA Organiser/Secretary), Chris Platt (Co-founder Conservatives Against Fox Hunting)

In 2011 – Roger Taylor announced the first 6 successful auditionees for Queen Extravaganza.
In 2011 – Brian appeared in a trailer “Brian May & Percy The Hedgehog” for Community Channel documentary to be aired in full 13 December.

Brian May & Percy The Hedgehog – Community Channel Trailer 8 Dec 2011


 In 2012 – Classic Rock Magazine selected Queen + Adam Lambert HMV Hammersmith Apollo shows among “Classic Rock Best Of 2012 Events”. `In 2013 – Final date “We Will Rock You” N American Tour, at Duke Energy Center For The Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC, USA.
In 2014 – Physical single of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Of “Band Aid 30” published – with Roger Taylor on drums – proceeds to fight against Ebola in W Africa.
In 2015 – Roger Taylor special guest “The Best Rock & Soul Show in Town” by Spike Edney SAS, Guildhall, Portsmouth – performed for first time complete version of “Sunny Day”.
In 2016 – Brian May presented the book cover design of “Queen In 3-D”, which he had worked on for months, the book due to be released May 2017.
In 2017 – Queen + Adam Lambert played Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, UK.