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JANUARY 2018


Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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**Sat 20 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 20 JANUARY
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In 1967 - The Reaction played the Club, Harlyn Bay, UK.
In 1975 - Queen flew to New York City to start rehearsals for N American leg of tour.
In 1976 - Bohemian Rhapsody’s 9th week in UK charts at No 1.
In 1976 - Queen flew to USA to start world tour, accompanied by new Tour Manager, Gerry Stickells.
In 1977 - Queen played the Civic Centre, Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played the Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany, including first live performance 'Don't Stop Me Now', says Archivist, Greg Brooks. [AMAZON]

Queen Live

In 1984 - Radio Ga Ga promo video, directed by David Mallet, premiered on UK TV’s The Tube.
In 1991 - Innuendo single entered UK chart at No 1, where it stayed for one week.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Vidia, Cesena, Italy.
In 2010 - Press Night WWRY O2 Arena, Dublin - show interrupted twice because of a technical fault.
In 2011 - Brian May performed with WWRY Musical touring cast, King's Theatre, Glasgow, UK.

Brian and WWRY cast, Glasgow 20 Jan 2011

In 2011 - WWRY Italy touring season started at Teatro Creberg, Bergam, showin through 23.01.2011.
In
2011 - The book "ROCKMOS! The First And Only Photobook Of Queen And Paul Rodgers" distributed by Paul Rodgers Official Website in USA/Canada.
In 2012 - Brian attended the first of Anita Dobson's shows on the "Strictly Come Dancing Tour, NIA, Birmingham, UK.
In 2012 - Brian May interview with Bristol Community Radio

Brian May - full interview Bristol Community Radio 20012012 - https://youtu.be/1iDUeMgoq3A

Brian May was interviewed by Steve Satan on Friday 20 January 2012 for Bristol Community Arts Radio, ahead of opening a 3-D photographic exhibition of the book "A Village Lost and Found" at the RWA on 26 January. The interview was broadcast on Saturday 21 January, but curtailed for the News. Here is the full piece, courtesy of Steve Satan at the radio station. http://bcfm.org.uk/

In 2013: The Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour, played National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, USA.
In 2014 - Brian May's interview with Nick Smith about stereography and "Diableries" book" published in "E & T Magazine".
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert played the First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK. [Review: Yorkshire Evening Post]

Adam and Brian - Leeds 20 Jan 2015

Trucks arrive in Leeds

In 2015 - The "Return Of The Forbidden Planet - 25th Anniversary Tour" began at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, Brian May featuring as "Dr. Rockit" on videoscreen in the show, running through to 09.05.2015 Palace Theater, Manchester.
In 2015 -2nd preview "WWRY Wien" in German-language at Vienna Stadthalle, showing through to 01.03.2015.
In 2016 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis play a special live performance at the An Evening With Russ Ballard at Leicester Square Theatre, London.

Evening with Russ Ballard

In 2016 - Brian May presented video trailer for|"One Voice - The Tour!" Concert in Brno.

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**Fri 19 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 18 JANUARY
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In 1978 - Circus Magazine carried Queen interview "Queen Deserve Rock’s Royal Crown?" by Rosy Horide, where the band mentioned they would be taking stock of business affairs during the year. READ HERE

Circus Magazine

In 1985 - Queen played their second show at the Rock In Rio festival. The show was televised live on Global TV and recorded for VHS release.
In 2014 - Brian May's interview with Liz Barnes broadcast on Planet Rock Radio.


Brian May Planet Rock with Liz Barnes 19 01 2014 (recorded 9 Dec 2013)
- https://youtu.be/TQeJjhanpmk

In 2014 - Queen Audio producer, Justin Shirley-Smith interview "Queen - The Studio Experience Montreux" went out on on RTS. See video below.

Justin Shirley-Smith
Justin Shirley-Smith

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In 2015 - The Blu-Ray Steelbook Edition "Metropolis - Ultimate Collector's Edition" released by Eureka Entertainment in the course of the "The Masters of Cinema Series" in UK, limited to 4,000 copies worldwide and includes, among other things, coloured film by Giorgio Moroder with Freddie Mercury's 'Love Kills' on soundtrack.
In 2016 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis "One Voice - The Tour!- played an intimate mini-warm-up gig at "The Pheasantry At Pizzaexpress" in Chelsea, London for only 85 fans.
In 2016 - Premiere of official trailer Warner Bros Pictures new Superhero film "Suicide Squad" with "Bohemian Rhapsody" on soundtrack.

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**Thu 18 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 17 JANUARY
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In 1969 - The Art played the Rugby Club, Hinckley, Leics, UK.
In 1975 - John Deacon and Veronica Tetzlaff get married at the Carmelite Church, Kensington, London.
In 1982 - Roger Taylor and John Deacon began new recording sessions for "Hot Space" album, Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
In 1977 - Queen played the Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA, with Thin Lizzy as support band.
In 1979 - Queen played Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany.
In 1983 - Freddie Mercury 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, released Sept 1984 and included in the movie soundtrack album.
In 1985 - Queen played the Barra of Tijuca (Rock In Rio), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1992 - Brian appeared on BBC Radio One 'Guitar Legends'.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Teatro Verdi, Genova, Italy.
In 1999 - Arista Records released "Lullabies With A Difference" CD album, ft Brian May with 'My Boy' single.

My Boy lyrics

In 2002 - Brian May performed on stage with drummer, Eric Singer, and members of Alice Cooper's band at the Cat Club, Los Angeles, USA.
In 2007 - WWRY Vienna previews commenced.
In 2007 - Brian May notes on Soapbox that Queen + Paul Rodgers would continue the recording sessions.
In 2011 - The "WE WILL ROCK YOU UK TOUR 2010/2011" is opened King's Theatre Glasgow, running through til 19.02.2011.
In 2012 - Brian May and Dappy single 'Rock Star' announced and Dappy released the video for the song on YouTube.

Rockstar - Dappy ft Brian May cover

In 2014 - 18.01.2013:The Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour, played Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario, USA.
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert played 2nd of 2 nights at The O2, London.


Queen Brian May - Love Of My Life in London (Day 2) 2015-01-18
- https://youtu.be/2Z5qS_IOcSg

Adam Lambert Brian May O2 18 Jan 2015
Adam and Brian O2 18 January 2015 Credit: getreadytorock.me.uk

In 2015 - A list of "Acts With 300+ Weeks On UK LP Charts released. Place 1 goes to Queen with 1,459 chart-weeks, on place 2 lie The Beatles with 1,406 chart-weeks and Elvis Presley on place 3 with 1,360 chart-weeks.
In 2016 - Brian May wrote personal obituaries on the deaths of Glenn Frey of the Eagles and Dale Griffin ("Buffin"), drummer of Mott The Hoople. READ HERE
In 2014 - Brian May and Anita Dobson visited Animal Charity Event "Hearing Dogs For Deaf People" in Buckinghamshire, UK.

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**Wed 17 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 17 JANUARY
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In 1970 - Smile played PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1975 - Queen 'Now I'm Here'/'Lily of the Valley' 7” single, written by Brian May in hospital the previous year for the "Sheer Heart Attack"' album, released and reached No 11.


Queen 'Now I'm Here' Multicam HQ Brian May - https://youtu.be/Rf_wpA0mrP0

Now I'm Here German Sleeve
German sleeve

In 1979 - Queen played Ernst Merckhalle, Hamburg, Germany.
In 1991 - 'Headlong'/'Under Pressure' (cassette) released USA.


‘Collecting Queen’ - ‘Headlong' was released in the USA on 17th January 1991
by Hollywood Records and was the first single from the ‘Innuendo' album.
Piano by Mariano Bryner. https://youtu.be/mcdRDMdeqGg


Queen - Headlong, Brian May voice version - https://youtu.be/1pb8xquTBUw

In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Palazetto, Schio, Italy.
In 1997 - Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon attended premiere Bejart Ballet, "Le presbytère n'a rien perdu de son charme, ni le jardin de son éclat", joining Elton John for "The Show Must Go On", Palace de Chaillot, Paris, France. Presented with Legion d'honneur medals.


Queen & Elton John - The Show Must Go On (Live, 1997)
- https://youtu.be/LgROJoX3OYM

Queen and Elton John Bejart Ballet premiere
Queen and Elton - Bejart Ballet Premiere

In 2008 - Queen received Gold and Platinum awards “Queen Rock Montreal” and “Live Aid” USA.
In 2010 - Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders had recorded a new album "Red Light Fever", with some special guest musicians, the song 'Way Down' thought to be a collaboration with Brian May, and Roger Taylor thought to be on "Your Shoes" .[AMAZON]

Red Light Fever


In 2012 - The audience of "We Will Rock You" at the Dominion Theatre had donated £51,731.50 for the Mercury Phoenix Trust in 2011.
In 2012 - "The Story Of Musicals" (S1Ep3) broadcast BBC4. The documentary, "We Will Rock You," included an interview with Brian May and Ben Elton.

In 2012 - Press Release announced new single 'Rockstar' by UK Rapper Dappy with Brian May as a guest, on AATW/Island Records 26.02.2012. Rockstar available to radio stations 18 January and was to be released on Dappy's debut solo album (22 October).
In 2012 - An extract of the 'Rockstar' single by Dappy feat. Brian May made available online as an Official iTunes Preview.

In 2012 - Brian May spent the afternoon with Tony Iommi, who had been diagnosed with early stage lymphoma cancer, and forged plans with him.
In 2012 - The documentary "Days Of Our Lives" shown on the biography channel "DirecTV" in USA.
In 2013 - Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour: Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino
In 2013: In Spain the magazine "This Is Rock" had Freddie Mercury on the cover and a 14 page feature, "Mercury - The Messenger Of The Gods".

In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert played the O2 Arena, London. (First Night)


Queen and Adam Lambert at the O2 Jan 17 2015. Stunning - https://youtu.be/mEynhKWQFpk

Q+AL 17 January 2015

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**Tue 16 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 16 JANUARY
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In 1966 - 1984 played the Thames Rowing Club, Putney, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played the Convention Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Freddie - Indianapolis 1977

In 1985 - Brian May played at the Barra of Tijuca (Rock In Rio) in soundcheck with Os Paralamas Do Sucesso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Hippodrome, Monfalcone, Italy.
In 1995 - BBC Radio 1 commences airing 50 episodes (Jan - March) of The Amazing Spider-Man, with original theme music by Brian May & Mark Russell. Available on cassette [AMAZON]

The Amazing Spiderman cassette

In 2006 - Queen released "Official Bootleg: Killer Queen - A Sheer Heart Attack", "Official Bootleg: Warehouse Copenhagen - A Day At The Races" concert tours bootlegs, and "Official Bootleg: Xmas at The Beeb" (from Hammersmith 24 Dec 1975).
In 2012 Band line up of the "The Queen Extravaganza North American Tour" announced. The "We Will Rock YOU" musical director Brandon Ethridge also takes over the musical direction of the "Extravaganza Tour". Line Up vocals: Jennifer Espinoza and Marc Martel. Guitar: Tristan Avakian and Brian Gresh. Drums: Tyler Warren. Bass: Francois-Olivier Doyon. Keyboards and Musical Director: Brandon Ethridge.
In 2013:
Queen Extravaganza played the Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA, USA.
In 2013 - BBC1 The One Show showed a case of Badger Baiting exposed by a brave member of the public. Brian May and Anne Brummer of the "Save Me" campaign had met with representatives of the "National Farmers Union (NFU)" at the Terrace Pavilion at the House Of Commons in London.


Badgers and Wildlife Crime 16 January 2013 - http://youtu.be/-Td_7s2mZS8

In 2015 - Brian wrote SOAPBOX - Selfie sticks banned in major venues!
In 2015 - he "Freddie Mercury's Official Birthday Party" announced for 05.09.2015 in the Casino Barriere in Montreux. At the same time, the "Birthday Party Trailer" released with video sequences from "Living On My Own".

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**Tue 16 Jan 18**
QUEEN "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" MOVIE: CAST, CREW, RELEASE DATES LISTED
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Rami Malik as Freddie - looking in shop window

iMDB have listed fuller info about the forthcoming "Bohemian Rhapsody" movie. Named are approximately 31 named cast members.

Already well documented are:

Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury
Gwilym Lee - Brian May
Ben Hardy - Roger Taylor
Joseph Mazzillo - John Deacon
Aidan Gillen - John Reid
Tom Hollander - Jim Beach
Lucy Boynton - Mary Austin
Allen Leech - Paul Prenter
Aaron McCuster - Jim Hutton
Mike Myers - a DJ(?)
Meneka Das - Jer Bulsara - Freddie's Mother
Neil Fox-Roberts - Mary Austin's Father - Mr Austin

Check out more cast, extensive crew list and further details HERE

Producers:

Jim Beach ... producer
Robert De Niro ... producer
Richard Hewitt ... co-producer
Graham King ... producer
Brian May ... producer
Roger Taylor ... producer
Arnon Milchan ... executive producer
Denis O'Sullivan ... executive producer
Jane Rosenthal ... executive producer

Release Dates:

Poland - 25 December 2018
Sweden 25 December 2018
USA 25 December 2018
Argentina 27 December 2018
Germany 27 December 2018
Mexico 27 December 2018
Singapore 27 December 2018
Bulgaria 28 December 2018
Spain 28 December 2018
UK 28 December 2018
Turkey 28 December 2018

Also Known As: Hungary Bohém rapszódia

Check out more info about the forthcoming Queen movie at iMDB: HERE

Rami Malek on stage

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**Mon 15 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 15 JANUARY
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In 1966 - 1984 played the Thames Rowing Club, Putney, UK.
In 1966 - The Opposition played the Co-operative Hall, Enderby, Leics, UK.
In 1967 - John Deacon's band considered another name change, deciding on New Hood, but next day name was changed to Feelin.
In 1977 - Queen played St John Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
In 1990 - BBC 'Techno' broadcast a document about the makings of "The Miracle" album cover by Richard Gray.

Miracle cover - heads
Video: The Making Of The Miracle Album Cover with Richard Gray 1989 (from GVH2 disc 2)
- https://youtu.be/_42uJoU41y0

In 1993 - Steve Hackett released his anthology album "Unauthorized Biography" ft Brian May on guitar and bv's on a bonus track, 'Don't Fall Away From Me '. [AMAZON]

Steve Hackett Unauthorized Biography

In 2010 - Brian May & Roger Taylor TV appearance, The Late Late Show, Studio 4, RTÉ, Dublin, Ireland.
In 2012 - In a press conference the participation of Brian May, Kerry Ellis and Irene Fornaciari (daughter of Zucchero) confirmed for Sanremo Music Festival, Italy,16.02.2012. The three artists will play the song "I (Who Have Nothing)" (original title "Uno Dei Tanti" by Joe Sentieri) at "International Duets". The event at the Ariston Theater in Sanremo is one of the most important TV events in Italy and is followed by 15 million viewers on TV.
In 2012 - Brian May confirmed his "Special One-Off Performance" with Kerry Ellis in a duet with Irene Fornaciari at the Sanremo Music Festival, Brian and Kerry having already rehearsed "I (Who Have Nothing)" in the studio.
In 2013 - The Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour played Bergen Performing Arts Center , Englewood, NJ, USA.
In 2014 - Brian May wrote letter for Queen Fan Club magazine, covering Freddie Mercury film, a work list with dates for a Queen Tour 2014, great news from We Will Rock You in coming months, Queen Extravaganza, death of David Richards, personal health, animal protection/Save Me, "Candlelight Concerts" Russia, Belarius, Malta, release of Montreux Live DVD/Blu-Ray including the CD "Acoustic By Candlelight" March 2014, Diableries and book project/collab with Tate Gallery, Freddie For A Day 2014 and new Queen album with at least three unheard songs with Freddie.
In 2014: Queen Band Meeting to decide activities for the coming months incl. Discussion of a work list with dates for a Queen Tour 2014.


The Late Late Show: Brian May and Roger Taylor - https://youtu.be/WaiANgfMjLw

In 2015 - A video walk through of the Tour Village posted and Brian commented on SOAPBOX.


Rehearsals - Lightning tour around Tour Village with Brian May 15012015
- https://youtu.be/Q_fW2Wct9eQ

In 2014 - Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls inadvertently played on Daily Politics programme.


Queen Fat Bottomed Girls interrupts Daily Politics 15 01 2014
- https://youtu.be/zHXtOpuoxPs

In 2015 - One Vision Exhibition, Vienna - 15 Jan - 1 Feb.

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**Sun 14 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 14 JANUARY
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In 1976 - John Reid announced that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' had sold over 1,000,000 copies in Britain alone.
In 1977 - Queen played Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
In 1989 - BBC Radio One public phone vote placed Bo Rhap 1st, A Kind of Magic 2nd, I Want To Break Free 3rd.
In 1991 - Innuendo / Bijou single Queen16 released UK . SEE ALSO article:
ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK: 25 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury Stares Down His Mortality With Queen's 'Innuendo'
12 January 2016

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[005] Innuendo - UK Singles (1991) - https://youtu.be/mZ2PKAikc9c

In 2000 - The Brian May tracks most likely to be included in the "Furia" soundtrack were revealed.
In 2014 - Brian May on Planet Rock Radio with Liz Barnes broadcast (recorded Monday 9 Dec 2013)


Brian May Planet Rock with Liz Barnes 19 01 2014 - http://youtu.be/TQeJjhanpmk

In 2015- Roger Taylor telephone interview "Chris Evans Breakfast Show" BBC R 2 and talks about starting current Q+AL tour in Newcastle and that a changeplanned the setlist for today's show in Glasgow - "Love Kills"
In 2015 - "One Night In Hell" short film Australian Premiere.
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert played Glasgow Hydro. Brian May was practising a different sort of selfie. SEE HERE

Adam and Brian on sage Glasgow
Adam and Brian on stage Glasgow

Glasgow
Glasgow stage

In 2016 -Press release annoced Queen + Adam Lambert Crowned Winners of SSE Live Awards - voted the best Live Act 2015 at the SSE Arena, Wembley. "The SSE Live Awards" was determined by 661,000 votes, of which Queen + Adam Lambert clearly gave the best Live Act 2015 with 299,000 votes / 45% of the votes.
In 2016 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis rehearsed for the one-off show at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London for 19 January.

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**Sat 13 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 13 JANUARY
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In 1967 - The New Opposition live at the Tennis Club, Leicester, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played the Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
In 2002 - Brian May attended Aerosmith concert Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, USA.
In 2010 - On the occasion of premiere WWRY Dublin, Brian May interviewed by Richie Taylor of Irish Independent ""I Think About Freddie Every Day - He Would Have Loved Our Musical".
In 2010 - Press release announced premiere of We Will Rock You, Berlin announced for mid-October 2010, Theater des Westen, Berlin.
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"`
In 2012 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis signed spectacles for the "Emma Newton Exhibition and Auction", the exhibition taking place 25.02. - 17.03.2012, Queen's Hall in Hexham with auction 13.03.2012.

Bri and Kerry sign spectacles

In 2013 - Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour, playing at The Paramount, Huntington, NY, USA.
In 2013 - Strictly Come Dancing [UK) ft Comedian Joe Pasquale & Vicky Ogden performing to Queen's 'Flash'


Joe Pasquale & Vicky Ogden 'Flash' DOI 13-01-2013 - https://youtu.be/AtnA-xcV7fM

In 2014 - Brian celebrated getting all-clear from cancer with a calming cup of tea - See SOAPBOX
In 2014 - Brian May was in the studio working on a forgotten Queen track, recorded by all four band members about 30 years previoisly but never finished.
In 2014 - "Buxton Advertiser" published Brian May interview on promotion of the "The Candlelight Concerts" from 04.01.2014.
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert Tour opened at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle. Brian May played an extract of 'Fog On Tye Tyne', to which the audience sang along. Check out Brian's Selfie-Stick photos of the audience - HERE

Brian and Adam, Newcastle 2015
Photo: Andy Commins/Daily Mirror)


Queen & Adam Lambert - Live Newcastle Arena 2015 - Review
- https://youtu.be/TJbIWHFUERI

In 2015 - Australian premiere "One Night In Hell" film takes place at "Flickerfest 2015 - 24th International Short Film Festival", A & I Hall, Bangalow.
In 2016 - Brian appeared on "Inside Out" TV programme, where he sees bTB testing first hand for the first time.


Inside Out SW: Brian May sees bTB testing in Devon 13 Jan 2016 (televised)
- https://youtu.be/xuEJ7x36ocQ

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**Fri 12 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 12 JANUARY
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In 1968 - The Opposition played the Casino Ballroom, Leicester, UK.
In 1964 - Freddie [then Bulsara] and his family fledtheir home on Zanzibar island due to political change and came to Feltham, near London.
In 1979 - Queen flew to Hamburg, Germany, to rehearse for European leg of Jazz Tour.
In 1985 - Queen first appearance at Rock In Rio festival in Brazil.

Rock In Rio 12 Jan 1985

In 1987 - Brian May attended premiere of Queen In Budapest film recorded at Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary.
In 1987 - Queen received Silver, Gold and Platinum awards for Live Magic UK sales.
In 1987 - Roger and John were on holiday in LA.
In 2005 - Brian May and Roger Taylor were on the TV "London Tonight", talking about the 1,000th performance of We Will Rock You and saying that profits from this performance going to Asian tsunami disaster - maybe the worst we have ever seen in our time. At show they joined cast in 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Tie Your Mother Down' and 'The Show Must Go On'.

Mazz Murray and Brian May
Tie Your Mother Down - Maz Murray and Brian
Photo courtesy Kevin Smith

In 2010 - In a press release, Eagle Rock Entertainment announced release of Band Du Lac "One Night Only Live" Blu-Ray for February 19.
In 2013 -
Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour: Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT, USA.
In 2013 - The Rolls Royce "Silver Shadow", registration WLX 293M formerly owned by Freddie Mercury sold for £74,000 to a Russian businessman, at the "AutoSport International Show", NEC Birmingham, UK.
In 2014 - Brian May was working at home on a new stereoscopic book project, which would go into the Tate Gallery.
In 2015 -
The last rehearsal before start of Queen + Adam Lambert tour took place at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle until after midnight.

Newcastle sunset
Brian May's Newcastle sunset

Crinoline

In 2016 - In a press release 3-D book "Crinoline: Fashion's Most Magnificent Disaster" [AMAZON] by Brian May and Dennis Pellerin publication for 16.04.2016 announced.

A selection of the stereographic photographs from the book to be shown at the opening of the exhibition "Undressed: A Brief History Of Underwear" at the Victoria And Albert Museum, London on 16.04.2016. The exhibition to run until 12.03.2017.

In 2016 - Brian May confirmed to speak at Astrofest 2016, London.

 

Brian and Pluto
Brian May and Pluto

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**Thu 11 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 11 JANUARY
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In 1969 - The Art played the West End Ballroom, Coalville, UK.
In 1971 - Queen contacted by a new bass player, Doug Bogie, with whom they rehearsed and played two shows.
In 1985 - Queen played the Barra of Tijuca (Rock In Rio), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
In 2010 - "Absolute Greatest" officially awarded double platinum for 600,000 copies sold UK. Worldwide sales stood at: 910,000 copies / downloads sold.
In 2011 - The "WE WILL ROCK YOU UK TOUR 2010/2011" final performance at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.
In 2010 -
Release of the third set of the "Limited Remastered Heavyweight 180 Gram vinyl albums" with the LPs "The Game", "Hot Space" and "Made In Heaven" postponed indefinitely.
in
2013 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis in studio recording "The Kissing Me Song".
In 2013 - Brian May and Roger Taylor wrote personal tributes for Claude Nobs, co-founder and director of Montreux Jazz Festival and longtime friend of the band. The Swiss cultural manager died in Lausanne on January 10, 2013.
In 2013 - Italian actress Mariangela Melato died in Rome. She played "General Kala" in "Flash Gordon" film and speaks the sentence "What do you mean - Flash Gordon approaching? Open fire all weapons!" on the Queen "Flash" single.
BRIAN ON SOAPBOX: SAD GOODBYE TO MARIANGELA

Mariangela Melato as General Kala

 

In 2013 - The Queen Extravaganza Tour started in Tarrytown, NY Music Hall Theater.
In 2014 - The British physicist and astrophysicist Stephen Hawking visited "WWRY" evening performance, Dominion Theatre, London, as part of his birthday celebrations. Brian wrote on SOAPBOX

Bri and Stephen Hawking
Brian and Stephen Hawking at the Dominion

In 2015 - In "The Sunday Telegraph" UK, the report "The Young Pretender" published on the upcoming tour start of Queen + Adam Lambert. READ HERE

Telegraph

in 2015 - Production stage of UK/Europe Tour 2015 Queen + Adam Lambert was to be transported to first tour city - Newcastle.
In 2016 - Brian May and Roger Taylor both wrote personal obituaries for David Bowie. BRIAN MAY WROTE
In 2016 - On his website, Brian May published his personal commentary on the footage of "Under Pressure" with David Bowie at Mountain Studios in Montreux: "How Queen and David Bowie wrote Under Pressure". READ BRIAN'S NOTE HERE

Brian May, Roger Taylor and David Bowie

In 2016: In a press release, the publication of the 3-D book "Crinoline: Fashion's Most Magnificent Disaster" by Brian May and Dennis Pellerin for 16.04.2016was announced - selection of the stereo photographs from the book tol be shown at the opening of the exhibition "Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear", Victoria & Albert Museum, London 16.04.2016. The exhibition ran until 12.03.2017.


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