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JULY 2015

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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1 July - InTheStudio With Redbeard
5 Sep - Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party, Montreux

 
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**Fri 31 Jul 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 31 JULY
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In 1967 - Brian May first set foot in a major recording studio, joining Left Handed Marriage laying down tracks 'Appointment', 'She Was Once My Friend', 'I Need Time', Regent Sound, London, UK (released on “Crazy Chain” CD 1993).

Brian May and Left-Handed Marriage

In 1967 - The Reaction played St Just Village Hall, Cornwall, UK.
In 1968 - The Reaction played the Recreation Ground, Megavissey, UK.
In 1971 - Queen played City Hall, Truro, UK.
In 1976 - 'You're My Best Friend' by Queen peaked at No16 on the US charts.
In 1982 - Queen played the Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
In 1991 - Brian May attended Guns N' Roses show, Wembley Stadium, London, UK and presented Axl Rose with a Queen Gold disc as thank you for recording a voice-over for a USA-made Queen documentary, "Days Of Our Lives".

Axl Rose - Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives Axl Rose Presenting part II
- https://youtu.be/m3IdyCRjFQc

In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers released short clip on website of new single “C-lebrity”.

C-lebrity

In 2009 - Brian May and Elena Vidal recorded the EPK for "A Village Lost and Found" book.

A Village Lost and Found by Brian May & Elena Vidal (EPK Part 1) - https://youtu.be/UMzcU6CIh8U
 
A Village Lost and Found by Brian May & Elena Vidal (EPK Part 2) - https://youtu.be/1UOmd_2HCTw


In 2010 - Brian and Elena's 26 July 89.3 KPCC studio interview "Off Ramp" with John Rabbe aired (also 1 August).

Brian May & Elena Vidal "Off Ramp" with John Rabe 89.3 KPCC 26 July 2010 (Broadcast 31 July)
- https://youtu.be/zYpC2H8TU_k

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**Thu 30 Jul 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 30 JULY
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In 1984 - Roger Taylor single 'Strange Frontier' bw 'I Cry For You' released UK. Video for the track filmed in Malibu, California, based on James Dean "Rebel Without A Cause". Also a video version.

Roger Taylor - 'Strange Frontier' promotional video, 1984 - https://youtu.be/XiRUm0ByNAw

In 1986 - Queen played the Amphitheatre, Frejus, France

QUEEN... à Fréjus !! - https://youtu.be/IXyGu9gvYo4

Queen Frejus

In 1992 - The Cross played Gosport Festival, Walpole Park, Gosport, UK.
In 1999 - Brian May spent a 2nd day at Windmill Studios, Dublin, Ireland, working on 5ive's version of 'We Will Rock You', with their producer, 'Biff'.
In 1984 - EMI re-released 'You're My Best Friend' bw 'Killer Queen', part of their Golden 45s series, UK.

You're My Best Friend - EMI Golden 45s series

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**Wed 29 Jul 15**
LATEST UPLOADS FROM COLLECTING QUEEN
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[151] The Queen Collection Box Set from Italy (2015)
- https://youtu.be/XCdQPfeJd4U

The Queen Collection is a box set containing 21 titles that have been released in Italy. The series is released in conjunction with the Italian TV guide 'TV Sorrisi e Canzoni', the biggest selling weekly TV magazine, and each CD/DVD has been issued every week starting in March and ending in July 2015. Each CD/DVD is packaged in maxi digi-pack format covers with enhanced 32 page booklets that include photos, artwork, lyrics and new sleeve notes. Here you can see the first CD issue complete with box in special packaging, most of the individual CDs in the their packaging and a promo poster. Piano by Mariano Bryner.


[181] Roger Taylor's Fun In Space Clear Vinyl LP from the USA (2015)
- https://youtu.be/UFmizpKfPXk

This is the re-issue of Roger Taylor's solo LP Fun In Space, his debut album from 1981. Released by Omnivore records on 24th March in the USA only, this edition has been pressed on clear vinyl and includes the original cover, labels and inner sleeve. Piano by Mariano Bryner

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**Wed 29 Jul 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 29 JULY
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In 1967 - The Reaction played Perranporth Beach, Cornwall, UK
In 1971 - Queen played The Garden, Penzance, UK, supporting the band, "Warm Dust".

Warm Dust
Warm Dust Hamburger Pop & Blues Festival 1970
Photo: www.rockzirkus.de

In 1993 - The Cross played their last concert with Roger Taylor, Gosport Festival, Walpole Park, Gosport, UK.

The Cross
The Cross

In 1994 - Roger Taylor performed with the SAS Band Walpole Park, Gosport, UK.
In 1999 - Brian May working with 5ive producer "Biff" on version of WWRY", Windmill Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
In 2010 - Special Guest lecture and book signing by Brian May and Elena Vidal, co-authors of "A Village Lost and Found". Two presentation: 6:30 & 8:30pm in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theatre, Griffith Observatory, LA. REPORT HERE

Elea Vidal and Brian May, Griffith Observatory

A Village Lost and Found
Amazon

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**Tue 28 Jul 15**
QUEEN FAN ON RADIO SHROPSHIRE - THURSDAY
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Sean Nicholas - Cuan Wildlife Rescue

Listen to Shropshire radio on Thursday 10.30 -11AM to hear Queen fan, Sean Nicholas, talk about his favourite band..

NOTE: As well as being a keen Queen fan, Sean, together with his wife, Anna (both also 'on-call' firefighters), run CUAN HOUSE WILDLIFE RESCUE in Much Wenlock - the only animal rescue charity centre in Shropshire open 24/7, 365 days a year.

Kerry Ellis is a Patron. PLEASE SUPPORT.

Related News: SHROPSHIRE STAR Your on-call fire crew needs you

BBC RADIO SHROPSHIRE 65FM
Jim Hawkins in the Morning
28/07/2015 (on air from 9am)
Have your say on the day's top stories. Call 01743 248321 (national rate).

Jim Hawkins

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**Tue 28 Jul 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 28 JULY
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Melody Maker

 

In 1973 - Brian May and Freddie Mercury Melody Maker interview published, which said they were about to start recording next album, with theme of good versus evil.
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In 1982 - Queen played Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA, alao met fans/signed records at Crazy Eddie's record store, NY.

Queen at Crazy Eddie's

In 1986 - Freddie Mercury video EP entered UK video chart at No 1.
In 1989 - Roger Taylor's 40th birthday party at his home in Surrey with 1,000 guests - theme was" School Days" everyone dressed up. Four powerful searchlights beamed into the night sky, visible 25 miles away, and thought to be UFOs.
In 1993 - Brian played guitar for Gordon Giltrap on track "Heartsong" at Redditch Studios, UK. This is a remake of Heartsong originally recorded by Giltrap in 197. Also features Neil Murray, Midge Ure, Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman. Recorded in 1993 and released on Giltrap's album 'Music From The Small Screen' in 1995. Amazon: AUDIO CD | DOWNLOAD

Music For The Small Screen

In 1994 - Roger Taylor played at Gosport Summer Festival, Walpole Park, Gosport, UK (start of Happiness? tour.

Roger Taylor - Radio Gaga - Gosport Festival 1994
- https://youtu.be/56lniqLH0IU

In 2010 - On book tour in the USA: Brian May interview at NPR Radio for Fresh Air with Terry Gross, later at KLOS Radio with Cynthia Fox. LA, USA.
In 2012 - Brian May spoke at the NSA 3D CON, Costa Mesa, California.

Dr. Brian May July 28, 2012 at the NSA 3D CON in Costa Mesa California - http://youtu.be/bnYU1ZWDkQI

In 2014 - Q+AL wrap the North America and Canada Tour at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto.

Toronto - Air Canada Centre 28 July 2014

Adam - The Show Must Go On - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 28 July 2014
Adam - The Show Must Go On

Bri and Adam - Air Canada Centre, Toronto 28 July 2014

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**Mon 27 Jul 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 27 JULY
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In 1968 - The Reaction played the WI Hall, Mullion, UK.
in 1970 - A friend of Barry Mitchell gave him phone number of Roger Taylor, whose band were looking for a bass player. Barry went for an audition at Imperial College, London.
In 1982 - Queen played Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA.
In 1986 - Queen became the first act since Louis Armstrong to play in Budapest, Hungary when they played the Nepstadion -filmed and audio recorded. Footage was also distributed and played in cinemas.

Queen Budapest

In 1992 - Barcelona singles re-issued in the UK by Polydor on 7", CD and cassette - same content, different cover with photo taken from video.

Barcelona single 1992 re-issue

In 2004 - We Will Rock You: The Musical Australian touring company premiered Brisbane, Australia.
In 2007 - Brian May attended graduation ceremony, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, for Anita Dobson's investiture as Companion of LIPA. MORE HERE

Brian May and Anita Dobson with Ben Elton at LIPA

Brian May arrives at the LIPA Graduation - http://youtu.be/yoausJFU80o

In 2010 - Brian May and Elena Vidal gave a presentation at The Downtown Independent Theatre Tuesday (7-27) 7pm, presenting the photos in 3 and possibly 4 dimensions on the big screen, LA.
In 2013 - Brian wrote on his Soapbox that he was "HEADING FOR THE KNEE OP". MORE HERE
In 2014 - Brian was "ATOP CN TOWER, TORONTO". MORE HERE

Brian and Louisa
Brian and daughter, Louisa

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**Sun 26 Jul 15**
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROGER TAYLOR - AND ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 26 Jul
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROGER
wishing our very favourite drummer
a wonderful day.

Roger Smiling - Boston Garden
Roger - Boston Garden 22 July 2014

Roger and Freddie - Getty

Adventues of Pinocchio DVD

In 1949 - Roger Meddows Taylor born Kings Lynn Hospital. 'Meddows' being a handed down family name.
In 1978 - Roger Taylor celebrated his birthday during the Jazz album sessions, Montreux, Switzerland.
In 1978 - EMI gave away a limited edition blue vinyl "Bohemian Rhapsody" 7" single No 200 at Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement, where EMI International recognised for success of "Bohemian Rhapsody".
In 1986 - Roger celebrated with a special birthday party in Budapest.
In 1989 - Queen released video for The Invisible Man from The Miracle album, recorded Pinewood studios, directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher.
In 1989 - While Queen filming video for The Invisible Man at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, UK, on Roger Taylor's 40th birthday, a large birthday cake was wheeled in.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor & Brian May played at Roger's private 50th birthday party, Cornwall - 'We Will Rock You' and 'Rock And Roll.
In 1996 - The Adventures of Pinocchio movie released USA, ft Brian May (music and vocal) & Sissel.
AMAZON: Region 2 PAL | NTSC Import

In 2004 - Brian May and Anita Dobson attended a lavish royal summer garden party and champaign reception hosted by Prince Charles, who was accompanied by his companion, Camilla Parker Bowles, at St James' Palace, London, held to celebrate the work of The Prince's Trust

 

. Brian, Anita and Prince Charles
Future King meets past Queen:
Prince Charles chats to Brian May and Anita Dobson
at the Prince's Trust party at St James' Palace [Photo: AP]

Yo Ma Ma

In 2011 -Tracklisting of Queen "Deep Cuts Vol. 3 (1984-1995)" was revealed.
In 2012 - Jon Tiven and Stevie Kalinich released double album "Yo MaMa Symptomology and Shortcuts To Infinity" - Brian May played guitar on track 'Out Of The Darkness'. Amazon
In 2014 - Queen + Adam Lambert played the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.



 


Atlantic City
Atlantic City

Atlatic City
Atlantic City

Atlantic City
Atlantic City

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**Sat 25 Jul 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 25 JULY
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In 1969 - Smile played the Percival Institute, St Minver, UK.
In 1970 - Queen played PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1973 - Queen record their second BBC session, Langham I Studio, London, UK.

Queen - Son & Daughter (BBC Sessions - Session 2 July 1973) - http://youtu.be/EH3W2QwDx5Y

In 1976 - 'Killer Queen' bw 'Seven Seas Of Rhye' released Japan.

Killer Queen - Japan reissue 1976

In 1980 - Queen awarded Silver and Gold "The Game" UK sales.
In 1982 - Queen played Capitol Centre, Washington DC, USA.
In 2007 - Brian May wrote that he had completed his astronomy observations for his PhD, La Palma - SOAPBOX LNK. Reuters reported Brian had 'wrapped' his Doctorate studies - LINK.
In 2012 - (25-30 July) Brian May attended 38th National Stereoscopic Convention, Hilton, Costa Mesa, Ca, USA.

Dr. Brian May July 28, 2012 at the NSA 3D CON in Costa Mesa California
- https://youtu.be/bnYU1ZWDkQI

Brian at Costa Mesa 2012
Brian May and co-author, Paula Fleming

In 2014 - Queen + Adam Lambert played Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.

Adam and Brian - Love Kills - Uncasville 25072015
Adam Lambert and Brian May during 'Love Kills" Uncasville 25/07/2015

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