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MARCH 2015

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**Mon 23 Mar 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 23 MARCH
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In 1968 - The Reaction played the Public Rooms, Bodmin, UK.
In 1971 - Full band went to see Led Zeppelin at Marquee Club, London, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Links Pavilion, Cromer, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played at McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, USA.
In 1976 - Queen played the Aichi Taikukan, Nagoya, Japan.
In 1984 - A further day of filming "I Want To Break Free" video.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played The Garage, Glasgow, UK.
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
In 2006 - Queen v Miami Project - "Another One Bies The Dust" presented to the 2006 Winter Music Conference, Miami Florida, by DJ's Cedric Gervais and Second Sun. Available AMAZON

Queen vs Miami Project

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**Sun 22 Mar 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 22 MARCH
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In 1969 - Smile live at the Flamingo Club, Redruth, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
In 1976 - Queen live at the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
In 1981 - Queen flew back from South America to the UK. Freddie travelled on Concorde.
In 1984 - Queen shot "I Want To Break Free", London Docklands Limehouse Studio, directed by David Mallet, with hundreds of fan club members dressed as miners as film extras.


Queen - I Want To Break Free (Official Video) - https://youtu.be/f4Mc-NYPHaQ

In 1989 - Queen shot "I Want It All" video for The Miracle. The filming took David Mallet 12 hours.
In 2011 - Brian May guest appearance at WWRY Musical, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, UK

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**Sat 21 Mar 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 21 MARCH
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Queen 1981
Queen 1981

In 1976 - Elektra Records held a reception for the band in Tokyo.
In 1981 - Queen played Estádio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2nd show) - 120,000 attended - total of 251,000 over the 2 nights. All of Queen's albums in top 10 position South American album charts. Love Of My Life No.1 in singles chart where it stayed for over one year.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played the Fargodome, Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played The Leadmill, Sheffield, UK.
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
In 2014 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis played The Great Hall, Palace of the Republic, Minsk, Belarus.

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**Fri 20 Mar 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY- 20 MARCH
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Queen - A Night at the Opera (Classic Album) - http://youtu.be/XGQf0oEP2Ag

In 1970 - Sour Milk Sea performed last show Highfield Parish, Oxford, UK - a benefit for Shelter.
In 1974 - Queen played the University, Manchester, UK. John's case stolen, containing his Australian photos. Police unable to trace.
In 1974 - Queen II entered UK chart No 35.
In 1975 - Queen played the Municipal Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
In 1976 - Queen arrived in Tokyo, Japan, to start their A Night At The Opera Tour.
In 1981 - Queen played Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, attended by 131,000 - largest paying audience to-date for one group, worldwide.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played live at the Carver Hawkeye Sport Arena, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played the Manchester University, Manchester, UK.
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 2006 - (March 20 & 21) Eagle Vision released 'Queen: The Making of 'A Night At The Opera' in its Classic Albums DVD series, UK and N America. Included interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor, plus bonus performances.
In 2011 - Kerry Ellis released "Defying Gravity: remix singles (UK) and online - produced, remixed and instrumentation by Brian May.
In 2012 - Roger Taylor guest appearance with Waste at the Apres Ski Bar, Farinet, Verbier, Switzerland.

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**Thu 19 Mar 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 19 MARCH
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In 1974 - Queen played the Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes, UK.
In 1974 - Queen charted in Top 20 singles for first time with Seven Seas Of Rhye.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played The Stage, Stoke On Trent, UK.
In 2001 - Brian May and Roger Taylor made a guest appearance at the Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, New York, USA, for Queen to be inductedinto the Hall Of Fame by David Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters. Jer Bulsara also went on stage to receive the award on behalf ofher son, Freddie Mercury.

QUEEN R&R Hall of Fame Induction - http://youtube.com/watch?v=RqAbkSTftzo


Queen en el salón de la fama - http://youtube.com/watch?v=IU5lt5KEGfQ

In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played 46664 concert, Fancourt, George, South Africa (televised).


- Queen+Paul Rodgers-Hammer To Fall (Live at the Fancourt, George, South Africa (19.03.2005)
- https://youtu.be/28Smpq07B9w

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**Wed 18 Mar 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 18 MARCH
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In 1967 - The Opposition played the Boys Club, New Parks, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played St Bernard Parish Civic Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
In 1977 - Queen played Northlands Arena, Edmonton, Canada.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played Hall For Cornwall, Truro, UK.
In 2005 - Queen awarded Platinum for UK sales of "Live At Wembley '86" DVD, "Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl" DVD and " Greatest Video Hits II".
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers were rehearsing for the 46664 concert, at Bramble Hill Golf Course, Fancourt, George, S Africa. Brian wrote on Soapbox: "HOT DOWN HERE IN FANCOURT" - READ.
In 2014 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis played Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

BRIAN MAY w/KERRY ELLIS (March 18th 2014) INTERVIEW - http://youtu.be/-9OyRo1a_KA
[This interview was recorded on March 18th 2014 using Skype]


46664 Fancourt photo session [18 March 2005] - http://youtu.be/IEWh1YUrx_Q

In 2010 - In a Q&A on Queen’s official website, Roger Taylor said that he was looking into a Best Of collection of his solo material, and to include new track, “The Unblinking Eye”.

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**Wed 18 Mar 15**
"THE SHOW MUST GO ON" COVER
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William Price King with a beautiful version of Queen's "The Show Must Go On":.

The Show Must Go On - William Price King / Eric Sempe
- https://youtu.be/J6USYW5Yam8

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**Wed 18 Mar 15**
VIDEO REPORTS WWRY HAMBURG PREMIERE
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Here are some videoarticles from the local TV station NDR in the “Hamburg Journal” magazine about the WWRY Opening Night in Hamburg.
Also with some Brian performance and interview.

Broadcasting 16th of March 2015 19:30-20:00 h
Prereporting with scenes of the press-call
www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/hamburg_journal/Hamburg-Journal,sendung345658.html
Minutes 14:25-17:15

Broadcasting 17th of March 2015 19:30-20:00 h
Opening Night review with a short Brian interview
www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/hamburg_journal/Hamburg-Journal,sendung345718.html
Minutes 23:20-26:10

MORE HERE:
https://www.queenfcg.de/neuigkeiten/we-will-rock-you-im-hamburg-journal.htm


The webvideos are only watchable until one week after broadcasting. Some kind of german bureaucracy.

By the way: The Queen Fan-Club Germany was also there with nearly one hundred persons and made big ringing-noise at the Seven Seas Of Rhye scene and not only there. Glad that Brian liked the evening. More info in aid of the MPT to follow.

With thanks to Andreas Streng

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**Wed 18 Mar 15**
BRIAN MAY AND ROGER TAYLOR ON 'THE CAGE', MELBOURNE
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Brian May & Roger Taylor, The Cage TripleM Radio, Melbourne - 17 March 2003- youtu.be/YMP141N9ES8

First it's 6 to 7. I'd like to welcome now into The Cage - here in town for the auditions for their new stage musical, We Will Rock You, co-written by Ben Elton, will you please welcome from Queen, legends Brian May and Roger Taylor. (Clapping, cheering)

Thank. You're in the business right now of auditioning people for the musical you've written with Ben Elton, yes, We Will Rock You.

BRIAN and ROGER: That's right....

And does that mean you've had to perfect the art of saying, of finding nice ways of telling people they're crap? Have you had to work on that a bit, or what?

ROGER: We haven't seen anybody crap, actually.

BRIAN: That wasn't a problem.

Now come on you guys there must be some people who think they're the new Freddie Mercury or whatever.

ROGER: Well we're not looking for people, because it's not biographical, we're not looking for people who're supposed to be us. We're just looking for character members.

But they are Queen songs, aren't they?

ROGER: Absolutely.

BRIAN: Queen songs, but the story's very much not our history or anything like that, set in the future.

Does that mean the songs are different in the musical than we might know them as Queen songs?

BRIAN: Songs are arranged slightly differently, but the flavour of Queen and the spirit of Queen is very much in there. There's just slight adaptations to make it all make sense.

What was your favourite support band that you played with, so you think, that you went, 'Hi, these guys might go alright'? Rolling Stones?

ROGER: Well actually, strangely enough, in Europe they are huge, and over here for years, INXS. They were fantastic.

When did the rider change for you when you suddenly realised, 'They'll give us anything we ask for'? (laughter)

BRIAN: I think it's gradual. You just kind of push it as far as you can... at a particular time.

Continues....

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**Tue 17 Mar 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 17 MARCH
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In 1966 - The Reaction played the Ballroom, Redruth, UK.
In 1973 - Dough Puddifoot conducted a photo session for Queen at Freddie's flat, Holland Road, London, several photos later used for back cover of Queen album.

Queen I back cover

Queen I cover includes photos taken in Freddie's flat, 17 March 1973

In 1975 - Queen played the Marine Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA.
In 1977 - Queen played Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Canada.
In 1986 - A Kind Of Magic / A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling released UK - QUEEN7, reached No3 in UK charts.

[300] A Kind Of Magic 7" and 12" Vinyl Singles from UK and Europe (1986)
- https://youtu.be/8Wwm2DWS2wU

Queen - A Kind of Magic (Official Video) - https://youtu.be/0p_1QSUsbsM

A Kind of Magic Queen7 bw A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling

In 1993 - Brian May played The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
In 2003 - Queen + Vanguard release "Flash" remix singles in Europe.
In 2003 - Brian May and Roger Taylor pre-recorded an interview for Triple M The Cage Breakfast and for one hour special on Triple M Network and in the evening appeared on a 7 Network TV programme Chat Show, Sydney, Australia.

Brian and Roger on The Cage, Sydney

In 2004 - Roger Taylor interviewed by Mark Goodier on BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright Show.
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York, USA.

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**Mon 16 Mar 15**
COVER OF "I WANT TO BREAK FREE" BY GLEE
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Glee - I Want To Break Free (Full Performance)
- https://youtu.be/rUYwrPqM6Ls

Mason oozes charisma as he performs Queen's "I Want To Break Free"

Watch Full Episodes of Glee: http://fox.tv/WATCHGlee

Entering its sixth and final 13-episode season, GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented young adults in search of strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice.

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**Mon 16 Mar 15**
NEW EPISODE - OFFICIAL QUEEN PODCAST
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Queen Podcasts

A new episode of the Official Queen Podcst is now available online.

See also prev episodes at http://tinyurl.com/lhsngpk

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**Mon 16 Mar 15**
QUEEN ON ITV 'POP GOLD' - GUITAR HEROES - WED 18 MARCH
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Pop Gold

Check out ITV's Pop Gold on Wednesday evening this week... This programme shows clips recorded at ITV, so it will be interesting what they come up with !!

'POP GOLD'
ITV 10.40-11.40PM
Another trawl through ITV's archives for some classic rock and pop performances. This programme features guitar heroes with performances from ZZ Top, Wueen and Eric Clapton. S1 Ep3.

Description:
Guitar Heroes

For the last 60 years the ITV archive has been slowly clocked up outstanding performances from the world's biggest pop and rock stars from some of ITV's most iconic shows. Many of these clips were seen only once.

Now Pop Gold has been mining the dusty archives to liberate some of the best pop music performances from ITV's past. This is Pop Gold.

Tonight, Pop Gold turns its gaze to the six stringed magicians at the heart of some of the worlds biggest bands. Its all about the Guitar Heroes tonight with rock, blues, and a bit of boogie woogie from The Smiths & ZZ Top, to Queen and Eric Clapton amongst others.

Previous episodes HERE

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**Mon 16 Mar 15**
SKY - REPORT ON QUEEN DISCOVERING ADAM LAMBERT
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Adam Lambert on Discovering: Queen (Sky) - https://youtu.be/csrc4emTDNY

Taken with a phone so not brilliant quality. People talking are John Aizlewood - critic for the Evening Standard, Kate Mossman from New Statesman and Camilla Pia from BBC Radio 6

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**Mon 16 Mar 15**
BIG QUEEN POLL: PT2 1980 AND BEYOND - PLUS PT1 RESULT
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Predictably, is Part 2 of the fun poll from REAL GONE, inviting you to pick your 10 favourite Queen songs, this time from from 1980 and beyond - VOTE HERE

Radio Ga Ga

At the beginning of this month we posted about Part 1 of the Queen Poll - to choose your favourite 10 Queen songs from the 1970s.

CHECK OUT THE WINNERS below;

1. Bohemian Rhapsody
2. Somebody To Love
3. Don't Stop Me Now
4. Killer Queen
5. Love of My Life
6. March of the Black Queen
7. '39
8. We Are The Champions
9. We Will Rock You
10. Spread Your Wings

Read more here.

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**Mon 16 Mar 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 16 MARCH
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In 1968- The Reaction live at the Godolphin Hall, Helston, UK
In 1968 -The Art live at the Gartree School, Oadby, UK
In 1974 - Queen live at the University, Stirling, UK
In 1977 - Queen live at the Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Canada
In 1987 - Freddie released a video compilation The Great Pretender VHS with single and extended 12" versions. In 1991 - Brian May made appearance on BBC Comic Relief in a sketch as Mr. Tandy.
In 1993 - Brian May played Augusta Civic Centre, Augusta, Maine, USA.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played The Coal Exchange, Cardiff, UK.

Brian and Anita at Liza Minelli wedding 2002In 2002 - Brian May and Anita Dobson attended the wedding of Liza Minelli to David Gest, Marble Collegiate Church, New York, New York, USA. Afterwards. Brian played 'We Are The Champions" and 'Tie Your Mother Down" at the Regent Hotel wedding reception. See BRIAN'S SOAPBOX COMMENTS... "Yes, in New York at Liza's wedding I PLAYED ..." (more).

[Now Magazine 27 Mar 02]
..AND THE BRIDESMAIDS WORE BLACK
Liza Minnelli proves life really is a cabaret as the stars turn out in force to cheer her through a theatrical wedding ceremony and party near Ground Zero.

*The Music
Whitney Houston promised to sing Greatest Love Of All as the couple walked down the aisle but she withdrew at the last moment, which reduced Liza to tears. Natalie Cole was called up instead and she sang one of her father Nat 'King' Cole's greatest hits, Unforgettable.

No less than 54 different acts provided the entertainment at the reception at the Regent Hotel, close to the shattered Ground Zero area of New York. Tony Bennett and Sacha Distel crooned their hits, followed by Petula Clark, Roberta Flack and Dionne Warwick. Liza, in a skintight red dress, boogied on the dancefloor on her own to Gloria Gaynor belting out I Will Survive, before Queen guitarist Brian May brought everyone together for a singalong version of We Are The Champions.

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INTERVIEW EXTRACT from:
BRIAN AND ROGER ON 'THE CHAT ROOM' (from Sydney)
Mon 17 March 2003

Tracy: Can I you - I know you want to talk about the musical but I've been dying to know this - you went to Lisa Minelli and David Gest's wedding, didn't you?
Brian: I performed!
Tracy: How freaky was that?? How freaky are they!!??
Brian: It was... (chuckles) it was *great* actually.
Presenter: They're great personal friends.
Tracy: No they're not, no they're not - because they invited everyone.
Brian (laughing): Oh, is that right!? (laughter, interruptions...)
Brian: I've known Liza quite a long time. I haven't known David very long but it was great playing there because it was just a great succession of unbelievably big stars that I never expected to see in my life - you know - from the age of 100 downwards...
Peter: Do you...
Brian: I was the youngest there!

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In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Brian and Paul Rodgers - Toronto 2006
Toronto 16 March 2006

In 2014 - Brian May + Kerry Ellis played Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia.

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