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JANUARY 2014

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**Wed 22 Jan 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1976 - Freddie secret guest on the David Hamliton Radio Show, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played the Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Palladium, Rome, Italy.

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**Tue 21 Jan 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Foo Fighters [ft Brian May] - Tired of You - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-7ZWl2xFzA

In 1977 - Queen played The Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.
In 1981 - Brian May made a guest appearance with Black Sabbath at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
In 1981 - Queen received silver and gold awards for Flash Gordon sales in the UK.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Teatro Tenda, Firenze, Italy.
In 2002 - Brian joined Foo Fighters at Conway Studios, Los Angeles, USA, for studio recording which resulted in 'Tired Of You' released on their album, 'One By One'.

Brian May and David Grohl

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**Mon 20 Jan 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Brian May - full interview Bristol Community Radio 20-01-2012 - http://youtu.be/1iDUeMgoq3A

In 1967 - The Reaction played at the Club, Harlyn Bay, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played the Civic Centre, Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played the Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Vidia, Cesena, Italy.
In 2011 - Brian May made a guest appearance for WWRY Musical at the King's Theatre, Glasgow, UK
In 2012 - Brian May interviewed by Steve Satan for Bristol Community Radio

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**Sun 19 Jan 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

Nothing significant to report on this date

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**Sat 18 Jan 14**
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Freddie Mercury - Love Kills (Official Video) - http://youtu.be/c3X6KtQ7nxQ

In 1969 - The Art played The Rugby Club, Hinckley, UK.
In 1975 - John Richard Deacon and Veronica Tetzlaff married at the Carmelite Church, Kensington, London, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played the Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA, with Thin Lizzy in support.
In 1979 : Queen played the Ostee Halle, Kiel, Germany.
In 1983 : Freddie met producer and composer Giorgio Moroder and was asked to contribute a song to the Metropolis movie remake. "Love Kills", Freddie's first solo track, was released Sept 1984 and included in the movie soundtrack album.
In 1985 - Queen played Barra of Tijuca (Rock In Rio), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1992 : Brian appeared on BBC Radio One 'Guitar Legends' programme
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Teatro Verdi, Genova, Italy.
In 2002 - Brian May made a guest appearance at the Cat Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Freddie Mercury - Love Kills

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**Fri 17 Jan 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Queen & Elton John - The Show Must Go On (Live, 1997) - http://youtu.be/LgROJoX3OYM

In 1970 - Smile played PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1975 - Now I'm Here bw Lily Of The Valley released.
In 1979 - Queen played Ernst-Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Palazetto, Schio, Italy.
In 1997 - Brian May, Roger Taylor & John Deacon guest appearance at the National Theatre National de Chaillot, Paris, France (Bejart Ballet premiere - "Ballet for Life - Le presbytère n'a rien perdu de son charme ni le jardin de son éclat. - and sang "The Show Must Go On" for finale with Elton John

Brian May Bejart Ballet 17 January 1997 Paris
Brian plays The Show Must Go On - Bejart Ballet Premiere, Paris - 17 January 1997

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**Thu 16 Jan 14**
NEWLY AVAILABLE: WATCH 1985 QUEEN LIVE IN RIO CONCERT
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You can now view "Live In Rio 1985" concert movie on Queen's official youtube channel- (duration 1 hr)

This film finds Queen at the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil in January 1985, performing over two nights. It was one of the largest music festivals in the world, with each show watched by nearly 200 million television viewers in over 60 countries. More than 350,000 people were present for the Queen shows, setting a world record for the biggest paying audience ever at the time.

Queen 'Live In Rio' 1985 - http://youtu.be/Z2s6LdX8wr8

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**Thu 16 Jan 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1977 - Queen played the Convention Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
In 1985 - Brian May made a guest appearance - sound check with Os Paralamas Do Sucess - at Barra of Tijuca (Rock In Rio), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Hippodrome, Monfalcone, Italy.

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**Wed 15 Jan 14**
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The Late Late Show: Brian May and Roger Taylor - http://youtu.be/WaiANgfMjLw
January 2010: Legendary Queen rockers, Brian May and Roger Taylor appear on the Late Late Show
and discuss the motions interplanetary dust, playing at Slane Castle and Roger's son Rufus.

In 1966 - 1984 played the Thames Rowing Club, Putney, UK.
In 1966 - The Opposition played the Co-operative Hall, Enderby,Leics, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played the St John Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
In 1991 - Headlong (edit) / Under Pressure (cass) released in the USA.
In 2010 - Brian May & Roger Taylor appeared on TV Show - The Late Late Show, Studio 4, RTE, Dublin, Ireland.

Brian May plays 'Headlong' live, Barcelona '93 - http://youtu.be/OHgfNemkrZQ

Brian May plays Headlong live Barcelona 1993
Brian plays "Headlong" live Barcelona 1993

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**Tue 14 Jan 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1976 - On January 14th, John Reid announces that Bohemian Rhapsody has sold over 1,000,000 copies in Britain alone. In the same month, Freddie receives his second Ivor Novello Award, this time for 'Bo Rhap'.
In 1977 - Queen played Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA [A Day At The Races Tour].
In 1989 - In the biggest ever phone poll by the BBC, BBC Radio One asked public to name best song. Result: No 1 Bo Rhap, No 2 A Kind of Magic, No 3 I Want To Break Free.
In 1991 - Innuendo / Bijou released as 37th UK single.

Brian May Best Solo Ever [Includes Bijou- starts after 3:40 ] - http://youtu.be/JYabmM-uxdE

Brian Solo - Bijou
Brian plays Bijou on tour

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**Mon 13 Jan 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1967 - The New Opposition played the Tennis Club, Leicester, UK.[In In 1977 : Queen played theAuditorium, Milwaukee, USA.
In 1998 - No One But You single at No 13 UK charts.
In 2002 - Brian May attended Aerosmith concert Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, USA.
In 2011 - Brian May announced that he would be doing some dates with Kerry Ellis to promote Anthems album.

See Brian's SOAPBOX comments: "A TOURING LIFE"

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**Sun 12 Jan 14**
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Queen-"Tie Your Mother Down", Rio de Janeiro (Rock in Rio) (12 Jan 1985) - http://youtu.be/fy8CzxtGKj0

In 1968 - The Opposition played Casino Ballroom, Leicester, UK.
In 1985 - Queen played Rock In Rio festival, Brazil, performance starting 2am. After show, the local EMI organised a huge party at the Copacabana Beach Hotel and Brian May went down to the beach where the fans had lit 1,500 candles. it is said, spelling out the name, Queen. He later jumped into the pool fully clothed..
In 1987 - Brian May attended premiere of Queen In Budapest video recorded at Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary, followed by reception for 800 guests.
In 1987 - Queen received silver, gold and platinum awards for Live Magic UK sales.
In 2005 - Brian May & Roger Taylor guest appearance at 1,000th performance of We Will Rock You musical, Dominion Theatre, London, UK, playing on Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down and The Show Must Go On - this performance in aid of the Asian Tsunami.

Freddie - Rio 1985
Freddie - Rock in Rio 1985

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**Sat 11 Jan 14**
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Queen - Love Of My Life (Rock in Rio 1/11/1985) - http://youtu.be/9PQ4lbrzsx8

In 1969 - The Art played the West End Ballroom, Coalville, UK.
In 1971 : Queen were looking for new bass player when Doug Bogey contacted them. After rehearsals at Imperial College Doug became a member of Queen - but just for 2 gigs.
In 1985,- Brazil held the first-ever Rock in Rio festival. The event saw sets from Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden. Organizers claimed it was the biggest festival ever.
In 1985 - Queen played the Barra of Tijuca (Rock In Rio), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Brian: Love Of My Life - Rio
Brian May - Rio - 11 January 2085

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**Fri 10 Jan 14**
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See BRIAN'S SOAPBOX COMMENTS AND PICTURES HERE
"We had a blast!" Bri

In 2009 - Brian May made a guest appearance for We Will Rock You at The Dominion Theatre, London, UK.

Brian at the Dominion 10 January 2009
Brian May at the Dominion 10 January 2009



Brian May Special Appearance-Bohemian Rhapsody @ Dominion Theatre (10-Jan-09)
- http://youtu.be/_xPKIEx9VZ8

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**Thu 09 Jan 14**
BRIAN & ROGER SIGNED BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY SOUNDWAVES ART
FOR WAR CHILD CHARITY
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Soundwaves art

War Child is working with renowned British digital artist Tim Wakefield on a project called “Soundwaves” to celebrate and promote the work of iconic musicians. Soundwaves is an exciting concept that transposes music into the visual arts. The results are stunning, unique and highly collectable. Tim has developed the process of capturing the sound images of a song from a soundboard, manipulating and colorizing them through a computerized process, and transferring them to a large canvas. The canvases are then individually hand-signed by the musicians and then numbered and signed by Tim.

Tim is selling the works of 20 select artists via Indiegogo. The site launches this week and runs through February featuring pieces inspired by Alice Cooper, Bee Gees, Black Keys, Bon Jovi, Bryan Ferry, Chemical Brothers, Elbow, Eric Clapton, Joss Stone, Joy Division, Kate Bush, Katherine Jenkins, Pink Floyd, Queen, Stereophonics, The Cure, The Killers and a digital screensaver based on John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)”. Prices start at $25 for the screensaver and $400 for the signed prints. The website address is: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/soundwaves-art

The sale is in aid of War Child’s Children of Syria Appeal (http://www.warchild.org.uk/news/1000-days-suffering-syrias-children) which aims to raise funds for a new project with Syrian children outside of the refugee camps, where thousands of children remain inaccessible to services or too hidden to receive help. All donations to War Child’s appeal will be matched pound-for-pound by the UK Government – so the money raised from the sales of this artwork will count double!

About artist Tim Wakefield:
Tim Wakefield is an extraordinary and unique British artist with a keen sense of giving back and coordinating art to benefit charity. Wakefield's original vision was to create images that art lovers and musicians could relate to and one that reflected the nature of the music.

"I am privileged to work with people who I have admired and listened to most of my life. Music created by people like Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, BB King,Tina Turner, Muse, Pearl Jam, Abba, Mick Jones and so many others continue to inspire me to create new pieces of Soundwaves Art," says Wakefield.

About War Child:
War Child are on the ground in some of the worst conflict-affected places in the world, providing support that changes lives. They are there long after the TV cameras have gone home: for the immediate impacts and for the long-term, from emergencies to recovery. War Child are there for the most vulnerable children whose homes, families and communities have been torn apart. This includes children living and working on the streets, exploited in the worst forms of child labour and child-survivors of sexual violence. War Child currently work in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Uganda and Syria.

www.warchild.org.uk / www.facebook.com/warchilduk / www.twitter.com/warchilduk - UK registered charity no. 1071659

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**Thu 09 Jan 14**
ROGER TAYLOR'S ZERMATT: MY KIND OF TOWN
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Roger Taylor
"I love skiing and I believe Zermatt is the perfect ski resort" Photo: Getty Images

TELEGRAPH
6 January 2014 - Interview by York Membery

Roger Taylor, the Queen drummer, offers tips on Zermatt's highlights, from the spectacular Matterhorn to the Gornergrat railway

Why Zermatt?
I went to Zermatt for the first time in 1980 and I was instantly smitten by everything about the place. It is extreme in its beauty and its fearsome, steep mountains, and is very pure in its “Swiss-ness”. I love skiing and I believe Zermatt is the perfect ski resort, with more than a dozen or so peaks towering at 4,000 metres high in the surrounding area. It also has some of the best-looking mountains across the globe including the Matterhorn, which is probably the most spectacular peak in the world. More HERE

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**Thu 09 Jan 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1971 - Queen played the Technical College, Ewell, UK - with Barry Mitchell on bass.
In 2004 - Brian May made a guest appearance to give a talk at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.

BRIAN: "I’ll turn the hiss on.. This is what I’ve lived with all my life... can you still hear me?...".

EXCLUSIVE: Brian May Explains Rock Island Line - Herts University 9 Jan 2004 - http://youtu.be/USdInWpRBuI

Please also check out reports from Jan 2004:

Fams Flock to See Rock Legend Brian
and What Did Brian Play at Herts Uni?


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Brian May University of Hertfordshire Talk - 9 January 2004

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**Wed 08 Jan 14**
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BRIAN (at House of Guitars: "I’d seriously like to make another album, you know, sort of guitar music.
There will be a time. I’d love to - thank you for asking me.

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House of Guitars 8 January 2004

Check out TRANSCRIPT of
BRIAN'S SPEECH - HOUSE OF GUITARS OPENING

In 1966 - The Reaction played Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, UK.
In 1971 - Queen played the Marquee Club, London, UK.
In 1977 - Queen went to No.1 on UK album chart with 'Day At The Races.'
In 1982 : Freddie made surprise guest appearance, and sang Jailhouse Rock, on stage at Peter Straker's Taxi group, Hogs Grunt Pub, Cricklewood, UK.
In 2004 : Brian attended performed opening ceremony as well as playing Amazing Grace, Brighton Rock solo and Chinese Torture at of House Of Guitars in London, UK.

Queen - Long Away Acapella - http://youtu.be/toq3Tvz9fYc

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**Wed 08 Jan 14**
ROGER TAYLOR - FRENCH INTERVIEW
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FUN ON EARTH

A brillant interview of Roger has been published in a French web magazine called Toute La Culture

Check it out HERE [In French]

INTERVIEW DE ROGER TAYLOR (QUEEN) : « FREDDIE M’ENCOURAGEAIT CONSTAMMENT. »
15th novembre 201

INTERVIEW WITH ROGER TAYLOR (QUEEN), "FREDDIE CONSTANTLY ENCOURAGED ME. "
November 15, 2013 By Arnaud Berreby

Thanks to Arnaud Berreby

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