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JANUARY 2019


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December
16 - St Louis Critics Asoc WIN: Best Soundtrack.
18 - N Texas Film Critics Assoc WIN: Best Actor Rami Malek
January 2019
3 - Palm Springs Int Film Festival: WIN Rami Malek Breakthrough Perf
3 -
Iowa Film Critics Assoc: WIN Best Actor Rami Malek
6 - Queen Pop Up Shop CLOSED
4 - PGA nomimation
6 - Golden Globes, LA: WINS Best Motion Picture - Drama | Rami Malek Best Performance by Actor in Motion Picture - Drama

9 Jan - BAFTA Nominations
10 Jan - MUAHS Guild nom: Period Film + Period and/or Character Hair Styling
10 Jan CDG nomination

19 - PGA Awards:nominated: Graham King O/S Producer of theatrical motion pictures
22 - Oscar Nominations
27 - SAG Awards nom Rami Malek O/S perf by actor in Leading Role + Cast O/S perf in Motion picture - televised from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall LA on TBS & TNT from 8PM ET. Pre-show, People, Entertainment Weekly and TNT Red Carpet Live: 25th SAG Awardslivestream from 5:30PM ET/2:30 p.m. PT on PEOPLE.comEW.comtntdrama.com/sag-awardssagawards.org, + livw broadcast Times Square.
February
1 - Eddie Awards nom. BR Best edited film

10 - BAFTAS, RAH, London. nom. Rami Malek Leading Actor | BR O/S British Film
16 - MUAHs Presentation Winners Announced
16 - CAS Awards: nom BR Sound Mixing
16 MUHAS nom: Period Film + Period and/or Character Hair Styling
19 - CDG Awards: nom Excellence in Period Film
24 - Oscars (to broadcast live on ABC USA / Sky 1am 25/02 in UK)

T 30 – Washington, DC Capital One Arena 
W 31 – Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
August
S 03 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 
Su 04 – Boston, MA Xfinity Center 
T 06 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
W 07 - New York, NY Madison Square Garden
F 09 – Chicago, IL United Center 
S 10 –  St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
T 13 – Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 
Th 15 – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 
S 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center 
Su 18 – Tampa, FL Amalie Arena 
T 20 – New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center 
Th 22 – Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
F 23 - Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center

Q+AL N AMERICA TOUR 2019
BOOKING: LiveNation.com from 7 Dec 2019 | Twickets 
July
W 10 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena 
F 12 – Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome 
Su 14 – San Jose, CA SAP Center 
T 16 – Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena 
F 19 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum 
S 20 - Los Angeles, CA The Forum
T 23 – Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 
W 24 – Houston, TX Toyota Center 
S 27 – Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena 
Su 28 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena 

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**Sat 26 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY -26 JANUARY
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In 1977 - Queen played the Forum, Montreal, Canada - with Roy Thomas Baker and Ian Hunter among guests.
In 1979 - Queen played Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1979 - 'Don't Stop Me Now' bw 'In Only Seven Days released' (UK) (12th UK single) - highest position UK charts No 9. Also either 26 or 27 Jan - Queen filmed video for Don't Stop Me Now at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium. (Concert both dates.)

Brian May - Don't Stop Me Now video
Brian May 'Don't Stop Me Now'


Queen - In Only Seven Days (Official Lyric Video) - http://youtu.be/aIX-phby-Ts

In 1987 - Freddie Mercury and Mike Moran worked on potential Barcelona material - Rachmaninov's Revenge (The Fallen Priest) early version.

Freddie and Mike Moran 1988 Montreux
Freddie and Mike Moran, Mountain Studios, Montreux,
during the recording of "The Miracle" album, 1988.

In 1988 - The Cross 'Shove It' singles released (USA)
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Teatro Metropolitan, Catania, Italy.
In 2004 - Brian May and Roger Taylor attended "Pepsi Night" at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK, along with Britney Spears, Pink and Beyonce, who featured in the Pepsi advert, recorded in Rome 26 Sept 2003. The performance start was very greatly delayed as they appeared on a balcony of The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square earlier, stopping traffic - which meant the show significantly overran its time.

Pepsi Night
Photo: Jen Tunney

Beyonce, Pink, Britney, Roger and Brian, Trafalgar Square

In 2005 - Roger Taylor phone interview with David Jensen, Capital Gold radio, promoting coming tour of Queen+PR, London, UK.
In 2005 - Queen release Jewels II CD and DVD Japan.
In 2010 - Queen's album, "Absolute Greatest", received Gold status in Poland with sales of 10,000 copies.
In 2012 - Brian May attends the "A Village Lost And Found Exhibition" at Bristol's Royal West Of England Academy (RWA), signs books and holds a question and answer session.
In 2013 - 26.01.2013: Queen Extravaganza played Capitole de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada.
In 2014 - Cover artwork of the Brian May and Simon Bradley book "Brian May's Red Special - The Story Of The Home-Made Guitar That Rocked The World" revealed - book set for release for June 19, 2014 in UK. In 2014 - Brian May 'A Village Lost and Found" talk and book-signing at the RWA (The Royal West of England Academy), Bristol.


Brian May talk at RWA Exhibition, Bristol 26/01/2012 - http://youtu.be/IwY2gg_2wsg
© Frank Tunney

Brian May was at the RWA, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, on Thurs 26 January 2012 to give a short talk and book signing, to introduce a photographic exhibition "A Village Lost and Found". Footage copyright Frank Tunney


In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert played Le Zenith arena, Paris, France.

Brian May - Paris

In 2017 - Queen + Adam Lambert Press Conference at SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills, LA announcing their 2017 North American Summer Tour.
In 2017 - The video clip "Queen + Adam Lambert Discuss Joining Forces Again For Their New Tour" from the tour announcement in LA published by "Access Hollywood".
In 2017: A 25-city Arena Tour is announced in the press release "Queen + Adam Lambert Return To Rock North America This Summer". A brand new show is specially designed and created for the North American Summer Tour 2017. The tour to start 23 June in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by a special performance at the Hollywood Bowl, LA, 26.06.2017 and ending 05.08.2017 in Houston. The general ticket pre-sale start 03.02.2017 and a pre-sale for QueenOnline subscribers and Queen Fan Club Members will start 31.01.2017. The tour presented by Live Nation.
In 2017: The biggest UK exhibition tour "Princes Of The Universe - Ultimate Queen" announced by "Off Beat Lounge" in collaboration with Denis O'Regan. Queen Live photographer Denis O'Regan shows a selection of more than 60 of his photos at one-night-only events. The exhibition will be shown in 11 English cities. The tour starts on 19.09.2017 in Norwich and ends on 24.11.2017 in Milton Keynes.

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**Fri 25 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 25 JANUARY
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In 1969 - The Art played the Community Centre, Kirby Muxloe, UK.
In 1974 - (25-27) Queen played one concert, Sunbury 74 Festival, Sunbury, Australia.
In 1975 - Readers of Record Mirror chose Queen as 2nd best novice group, 9th best International group and 'Killer Queen' as 2nd best single.
In 1977 - Queen played the Civic Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
In 1978 - Queen awarded Gold for 'We Are The Champions', USA.
In 1980 - 'Save Me' / 'Let Me Entertain You' (Live) released UK, Canada and Japan. (15th single)

Save Me - 7" Vinyl Singles and Adverts (1980) - https://youtu.be/Zq3H5SRxII4

Here is the 'Save Me' single that was released on 7" vinyl only in some countries in 1980. Piano by Mariano Bryner.

In 1986 - Queen recorded an outtake, unreleased demo of 'One Year Of Love', written by John Deacon.
In 1988 - Roger Taylor and Dominique Beyrand married at Kensington and Chelsea register office. (not 3 Jan) Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin signed the register as witnesses,

Freddie, Dominique Beyrand and Roger Taylor

In 1988 - "Shove It" released UK - debut album by The Cross.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Teatro Metropolitan, Palermo, Italy.
In 2008 - WWRY Musical Asian Tour, opening night, Seoul.
In 2010 - EMI released 3rd set of Queen heavyweight vinyl albums: The Game / UK Cat no. QUEENLP 8 / ICPN 5099968486112; Hot Space / UK Cat no. QUEENLP 10 / ICPN 5099968486419; Made in Heaven / UK Cat no. QUEENLP 15 / ICPN 5099968486518.
In 2011 - Brian May presented the 6-track EP album "Musica Sara" by Martha Rossi ("Scaramouche" We Will Rock You Italian Touring Show, and included Italian version of "We Believe (Credimi)" - arrangements by Brian.
In 2011 - The current issue "Q" magazine carried 16-page report "May And Taylor Speak! The Unseen Freddie", with new interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor.
In 2013 - The Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour played Capitole de Quebec, Quebec City Canada
In 2014 - The Roger Taylor Collector Series DW Icon Snare Drum (complete with Queen logo) presented by DW Drums at the NAMM Show 2014, Anaheim, USA - part of "The DW ICON Snare Drums" series.


The DW ICON™ Snare Drums - https://youtu.be/YSY9n56rxxU

In 2014 - The German "We Will Rock You" cast and Brigitte Oelke opened the ball season with "Another One Bites The Dust" at the Promo Event "Ball Total", Deutsches Theater, Munich, Germany,
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert visit the famous "Le Crazy Horse de Paris" in Paris.

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**Thu 24 Jan 19**
GOOD NEWS, ITALIAN FANS....
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In March (exact date not yet available) the Italian publishing house EPC Editore will release the Official Book of the "Bohemian Rhapsody" movie.

The Italian edition is curated by Teres ma Montesarchio.

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**Thu 24 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 24 JANUARY
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In 1967 - The Reaction played the Penmare Hotel, Hayle, UK.
In 1979 - Queen played Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany.

Queen, Berlin
Queen in Berlin - 24/01/1979 - Audience photo

In 1988 - Freddie appeared on Laurence Olivier Stage Awards at Victoria Palace Theatre.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Teatro Nazionale La Valetta, Valletta, Malta.
In 2008 - Brian May guest appearance for "Bohemian Rhapsody" WWRY premiere, Raimund Theater, Vienna, Austria, also attended by Roger Taylor.


Brian May WWRY Vienna Premiere 240108 - https://youtu.be/716VBoOZJB0

WWRY premiere Raimund Theatre Vienna

In 2009 - Roger and Rufus Taylor appeared with the SAS Band - Jeff Scott Soto, Patti Russo, Madeline Bell, Graham Gouldman, Toyah Wilcox and Roy Wood, IndigO2, London, UK.
In 2011 - Roger Taylor was a guest on "The Chris Evans Breakfast Show" BBC Radio 2 and spoke about his life, Queen 40th Anniversary, Freddie Mercury and Wembley 1986.
In 2012 - Brian May recorded for "The Alan Titchmarsh Show" TV show.
In 2013 - Brian May and Anne Brummer of the "SAVE-ME" campaign were lobbying for animal protection in talks with politicians at Portcullis House, London.
In 2015 - In 2015 Queen + Adam Lambert played Nottingham Arena, UK, attended by Freddie Mercury's Mum and sister.

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**Wed 23 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 23 JANUARY
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In 1977 - Queen played Richfield Coliseum, Ohio, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played Messesportspalace, Hannover, Germany.
In 1982 - Freddie Mercury and Brian May join Roger Taylor and John Deacon at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany, for Hot Space sessions.
In 1984 - 'Radio Ga Ga'/ 'I Go Crazy' [QUEEN 1] released UK the first single with Queen’s own catalogue number.
In 1989 - Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe release 'How Can I Go On' singles in UK.

How Can I Go On single

In 1993 - Parlophone re-issued 'The Great Pretender' singles.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played on the Maurizio Costanzo Show, Italy.
In 2006 - (Plus 24 Jan) Roger Taylor and Paul Rodgers separately conducted live phone-in interviews with USA and Canadian radio.
In 2007 - Lynn Carey Saylor released “You Like It Clean” album with 'We Belong' and 'If We Believe' ft Brian May.
In 2007 - We Will Rock You Musical returned to Madrid, opening for previews 23 January.
In 2010 - Brian May took up new guitars in the studio for a new version of "We Will Rock You". The mix of the original version and the new orchestra is described by "E.S. Posthumus "for the XLIV Super Bowl of the National Football League on 07.02.2010.
In 2012 - Brian May gave an interview to Vivienne Kennedy from the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol about the "A Village Lost And Found Exhibition" in the RWA, Queen 3D Pictures, The Queen Extravaganza, WWRY, Kerry Ellis, Dappy and future plans.
In 2012 -
Brian May supported the BUAV campaign against experiments in the breeding of the dog breed "Beagles".
In 2013 -
Brian May and Kerry Ellis were in the studio working on songs for the new album.
In 2013 - The Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour: Capitole de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada.
In 2014 - BBC Radio Stoke chooses Brian May as No 1 of the "Top 5 Best Hair In Rock 'n' Roll 2014".
In 2014 - In addition to Press interviews Brian and Kerry held a raft of radio interviews- mostly for later transmission:

- BBC Radio Stoke - James Watt (broadcast 23/01)
- BBC Radio Lincolnshire – Nicola Gilroy
- BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex – Danny Pike
- BBC Radio 2 – Steve Wright in the Afternoon
- BBC Radio Bristol – Laura Rawlings
- BBC Radio Yorkshire - Elly Fiorentini
- BBC Radio Derby - Andy Potter (Live - broadcast 23/01)
- Jack FM Stevenage – Graham Mack
- Sovereign FM – Pete McIntosh


Brian May & Kerry Ellis with James Watt BBC Radio Stoke 23 01 2014 - http://youtu.be/uzvflK1BMfk

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Brian May & Kerry Ellis with Andy Potter BBC Radio Derby 23 01 2014 - http://youtu.be/791TK3wGNe8

In 2015 - The first official performance of "WWRY Wien" Stadthalle F, Vienna - the musical playing until 01.03.2015.
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert played the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (formerly the NIA).

Brian in Birmingham 2015

In 2015: The Foo Fighters played "Under Pressure" at their gig at the Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo.

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**Tue 22 Jan 19**
OSCAR NOMINATIONS - "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY"
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced their Oscar Nominations this morning in Los Angeles. Well done to "Bohemian Rhapsody" on receiving FIVE nominations.

Check out: Good Morning America phone interview with Rami Malek


https://gma.abc/2FRDZ2R

Oscars: Stars React to Their Nominations

Rami Malek Actor:

“Bohemian Rhapsody” “[The film] is something we collectively did so much work on and it’s something so thrilling, not just for the acting nomination but for the film to get [a best picture nod] as well is so rewarding. The one thing is, I always wanted this to be a character-driven story that people could relate to. When we went into this, we all agreed [to] focus on the story of this man’s life first and then focus on the music later. When it comes to what Freddie would have thought, Brian May has told me he would be tickled by all of this. May was telling me a story recently where he was on the way to a wedding with his wife and on the way there, saw a poster of the film and thought, ‘this the same route me and Freddie took on the Number 9 double decker bus to talk to our manager about why are music careers hadn’t launched yet,’ and thought how Freddie would love this so much.” [VARIETY]

RE-WATCH this mornings announcements


https://youtu.be/wnm7n7zlZ7U.

Best Picture
BEST PICTURE:
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice

Leading Actor

LEADING ACTOR:
Christian Bale - Vice
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Film editing

FILM EDITING:
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Ottman
The Favourite
Green Book

Sound editing

SOUND EDITING:
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone

Sound Mixing

SOUND MIXING:
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody: Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
First Man
Roma
A Star Is Born

See full list of nominations HERE.

Film Editing and Sound Editing

CONGRATULATIONS to Bohemian Rhapsody and all nominees.

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**Tue 22 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 22 JANUARY
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In 1976 - Freddie Mercury was a secret guest on the David Hamliton Radio Show, UK.
In 1976 - (or 23 Jan) Queen begin rehearsals for USA leg of tour, Waterbury Theater, Waterbury, Connecticut.
In 1977 - Queen played the Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Palladium, Rome, Italy.
In 2000 - David Wigg article appeared in the Daily Mail: "Mercury Left Me His Millions - The shy woman who was left the Mercury millions." READ HERE

Daily Mail cover 22 January 2000

Knight's Tale actor, Heath Ledger

In 2008 - "A Knight's Tale" actor Heath Ledger died in New York City, New York, USA. Available AMAZON]
In 2010 - Current worldwide sales of "Absolute Greatest" totalled 1,000,000 sold copies / downloads.
In 2010 - Brian May and Elena Vidal presented "A Village Lost And Found" at The Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington, London.
In 2010 - "We Will Rock You" Milan, final performance at the Allianz Teatro, Milan, Italy.
In 2013 - The Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour played Capitole de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada. Roger Taylor visited the concert in Quebec and gave a video interview for Canadian TV.
In 2015 - Brian May and tour PA, Sharon, visited Tony Iommi and his wife, Maria, at their home on the eve of Birmingham concert.

Selfie - Brian May and Tony Iommi
Brian and Tony Iommi

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**Mon 21 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 21 JANUARY
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In 1977 - Queen played The Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.
In 1981 - Queen awarded Silver and Gold for" Flash Gordon" UK album sales.
In 1981 - Brian May guest appearance with Black Sabbath, Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Teatro Tenda, Firenze, Italy.
In 2002 - Brian joined Foo Fighters, Conway Studios, LA, USA, for some recording, which resulted in his guitar track to "Tired of You", on their album "One By One".
In 2010 - "WWRY" premieres O2 Arena, Dublin, a technical fault causing the show to be interrupted once - showing there through to 31.01.2010.
In 2010 -
"WWRY" nominated for the "Whats-On-Stage Award" in the new category "Groupline Best Show".
In 2012 -
Brian May's interview with Billy Quain broadcast on "Saturday Art Show", Bristol Community FM.
In 2013 -
Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour, played Sony Center For Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
In 2014 - "WWRY" N American Tour, played Hobby Center For The Performing Arts, Houston, TX, till 02.02.2014.
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert played at the MEN Arena, Manchester, UK. Brian May said: "I can't remember when I enjoyed a Queen show so much - wonderful wonderful audience." [SOAPBOX] Brian May and Roger Taylor signed a black Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special Edition II guitar at the Manchester Arena for auction in aid of "chART Children's Hospice".


Watching Brian May Manchester Selfie Stick Sweep 21 Jan 2015
- https://youtu.be/tZd1yYuBRSA


Queen + Adam Lambert - Lap of the Gods MEN 21012015
- https://youtu.be/fLgL-PVdwbE

Bri at both ends - MEN Arena 21 Jan 2015

In 2016 - Another Queen + Adam Lambert stadium concert announced - the final show of the "LFO 2016 - Life Festival Oswiecim", MOSiR Stadium, Oswiecim, Poland on 19.06.2016.

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**Sun 20 Jan 19**
PRODUCERS' GUILD AWARDS
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Producers Guild award box

The Producers' Guild Awards (PGA) scheduled for 19 January in the USA - [early this morning UK time] at the Beverly Hilton. See 4AM Sky Channel 123 E! HD or Sky Channel 834 E !. Other ways to watch

How to watch Producers Guild Awards 2019 live stream online: THE SPORT DAILY

Bohemian Rhapsody one Nomination:
GRAHAM KING for category Outstanding Producer of a Theatrical Motion Picture.
(Result yet to be announced at time of posting here.)

Good luck.

Graham King took part in a Nominations Breakfast, early on 19 January.


VARIETY.COM

RESULT:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
WINNER: Green Book: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly NickVallelonga

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**Sun 20 Jan 19**
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, showing through 23.01.2011.
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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 videocreen 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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**Sat 19 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 19 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

CLICK HERE (opens video in new window)
OR OPEN HERE

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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**Fri 18 Jan 19*
PRESS RELEASE: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES MONTH-LONG,
FOOT-STOMPING BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY FAN CELEBRATIONS
STOMP FOR QUEEN
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Stomp For Queen

Fans Can Join the Party in Person via a Multi-City Sing-Along
Bus Tour and “Get Loud” Extravaganza

Take Part at Home and Online via #StompforQueen & New “Ay-Oh” Call-Back Amazon Alexa Skill

Golden Globe® Winner for Best Motion Picture, Drama
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Arrives on Digital and Movies Anywhere January 22 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 12

LOS ANGELES, CA –To celebrate the fans that made BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY the number one music biopic of all time, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites them to join the ultimate Queen celebration at events across the country, in their own homes and on social media. Are you ready, Freddie?

Rock Like Queen Tour Bus

Fans in New York City (January 25), Austin (January 30), Las Vegas (February 5) and Los Angeles (February 12) will have a chance to hop on board the double-decker Rock Like Queen Tour Bus and sing-along to their favorite Queen songs from “We Will Rock You” to “Radio Ga Ga”. Fans can sign up for a spot via Rock Like Queen Tour registration site www.rocklikequeen.com. Space is available on a first come, first served basis.

“Get Loud” Extravaganza

The Rock Like Queen Tour will culminate in the ultimate Queen fan experience at the legendary Whiskey A-Go-Go on the famed Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. This BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY super-fan celebration will include musical tributes to Freddie and Queen, a performance by Queen Extravaganza and more. Free tickets are available online on a first come, first served basis here: gofobo.com/getloudwithqueen.

“Alexa, play Ay-Oh live!”

For fans in the US who can’t make the Rock Like Queen Tour or the Los Angeles event, they can join the fun at home via a new Amazon Alexa skill that will enable fans to sing “Ay-Oh” with Freddie when they call out “Alexa, play Ay-Oh live!” Freddie will sing “Ay-Oh” with you just like Queen’s audience did during the band’s iconic Live Aid 1985 performance. US Fans can activate the skill via Amazon Alexa devices starting January 22 through March 31.

#StompforQueen Social Media Celebration

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites fans around the world to show us your best “Stomp, Stomp, Clap” to become a part of the Bohemian Rhapsody family. A worldwide $100,000 donation will be made to the Mercury Phoenix Trust founded by Brian May and Roger Taylor in memory of Queen’s iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury.

To join #StompforQueen fans can re-share the just released video found on Bohemian Rhapsody official channels (Facebook/Instagram @bohemianrhapsodymovie & Twitter @BoRhapMovie) or show us their very own “Stomp, Stomp, Clap” on any social platform. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment may include their video in a tribute video to the legendary singer launching in February.

Bohemian Rhapsody arrives on Digital and Movies Anywhere January 22 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 12. For the first time, fans can experience a truly one-of-a-kind music movie event with the complete “Live Aid” Movie Performance featuring two never-before-seen songs (“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Will Rock You”) packed into a 22-minute collective experience recreating the original event. In addition, on Blu-ray & Digital, fans will get a look behind the making of the film including interviews with Queen, the cast and creative team.

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is rated PG-13.

Bohemian Rhapsody Blu-rayhap_UltraHD_
Bohemian Rhapsody:
DVD
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**Fri 18 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 18 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.

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 2016 - Brian May and Anita Dobson visited Animal Charity Event "Hearing Dogs For Deaf People" in Buckinghamshire, UK.
In 2020 - Queen + Adam Lambert played the Gocheok Skydome, Seoul, S Korea.

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**Thu 17 Jan 19**
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.

Now I'm Here German Sleeve
German sleeve

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


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]


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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