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MARCH 2018


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**Tue 27 Mar 18**
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" MOVIE - NEW RELEASE DATE - 2 NOVEMBER 2018
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According to reports including VARIETY.com - Fox has brought forward the Queen biopic movie.

VARIETY.com
Fox moves up 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
27 March 2018 by Dave McNary

Rami Malek as Freddie
Credit: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

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Fox has shuffled its release schedule, moving forward the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” while pushing back its “X-Men” spin-offs “The New Mutants” and “Dark Phoenix.”

In an announcement late Monday night, the studio said it had set Nov. 2 as the new launch date for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which had been set for Dec. 25. Dexter Fletcher came on board to direct in December after Fox fired Bryan Singer from the project.

“Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek is in the lead role as Freddie Mercury, the frontman for Queen. New Regency and GK Films are the production companies. Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions.”

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FILMNEWS.co.uk
Freddie Mercury biopic gets earlier release date delaying X-Men movies
27 March 2018

Rami Malke

Fox bosses have brought forward the release of their troubled Freddie Mercury biopic, which pushes back the next two X-Men movies.

The film, titled Bohemian Rhapsody, charts the life of the late Queen frontman and has the blessing of the surviving members of the band, but has spent years in development hell before shooting finally got underway in September (17). The project again looked to be in jeopardy after the firing of director Bryan Singer, days before he was named in a sexual assault lawsuit.

British filmmaker Dexter Fletcher took over from Singer, and Fox executives are confident enough in Fletcher's work to have brought its release date forward from Christmas Day to November.

Bohemian Rhapsody's co-writer Anthony McCarten told WENN that Fletcher had rescued the movie, and tipped Mr. Robot star Rami Malek, who plays Freddie, as a potential awards contender.

"Dexter brought his professionalism and he's a very gifted director and it's a very hard situation to walk into for anyone when someone's half-prepared the meal and you've got to finish it off," he said. "It's wrapped, it's in the can and you heard it here first, it's going to be extraordinary. The movie, the music, the central performance by Rami Malek. He'd better have a tuxedo, because the stuff I've seen is stand out."

The Freddie biopic will now be released on 2 November, the date originally earmarked for comic book movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which stars Sophie Turner as the titular hero.

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**Tue 27 Mar 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 27 MARCH
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In 1974 - Queen II album reached No 7 UK Top 10, the first time for Queen in Top 10. 
In 1975 - Brian May went to see Led Zeppelin, Forum, Los Angeles, USA. 
In 1992 - Music artists assembled to start a week of rehearsals for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, Bray Studios, Berkshire.

Slash and Brian May FM Tribute rehearsals

In 1999 - Roger Taylor played Liverpool L2, Liverpool, UK. 
In 2002 - Brian and Roger received 2002 Capital FM Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music, Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, UK, where Capital FM radio officially also launched their annual "Help A London Child 2002" appeal. Queen also helped A London Child.
In 2003 - Justin Shirley-Smith shared technical notes on "The Game DVD-A" HERE. [AMAZON

Queen The Game cover   The Game DVD-A

In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
In 2007 - Brian May, Sir Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott nominated for the Arthur Clarke awards. 
In 2011 - "Songs For Japan" album ft Queen's 'Teo Torriatte' released as download in iTunes Stores worldwide. - [AMAZON].
In 2012 - Brian May guest appearance for Pride of Cape Town, with Kerry Ellis, Grand Café & Beach, Granger Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. SEE BRIAN'S NOTE ON SOAPBOX

Brian, Kerry and Virginia McKenna

In 2013 - Brian May guest appearance at WWRY Musical, Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK, performing with the cast. Earlier Brian spoke to Alan Clifford of BBC Radio Nottingham.

 
Brian May with Alan Clifford BBC Radio Nottingham 27-03-2013 - http://youtu.be/iB8EszD7i08

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**Mon 26 Mar 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 26 MARCH
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In 1971 - John Deacon met student, Veronica Tetzlaff at a disco, Maria Assumpta Teacher Training College.
In 1974 - Queen played Douglas Palace Lido, Isle of Man, UK.
In 1976 - Queen played Kyuden Kinen Taikukan (Gymnasium), Fukuoka, Japan (2 shows)
In 1986 - Roger Taylor began work with Magnum on their "Vigilante" album in Montreux, co-producing with David Richards + bvs on "When The World Comes Down" and "Sometime Love". [AMAZON]

Vigilante

In 1986 - John Deacon recorded "No Turning Back" with The Immortals for Biggles movie.
In 1990 - The Cross released Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know (UK).


[067] The Cross - Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Know UK Albums (1990)
- https://youtu.be/MVlLhVXfbXM

In 1993 - The Brian May Band played Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon, Canada.
In 1996 - Queen awarded Gold for Made In Heaven sales (USA).
In 2002 - Brian May, Roger Taylor, Robert De Niro (Tribeca Theatrical Productions) and Ben Elton Press Conference for "We Will Rock You - The Musical", Dominion Theatre, London, UK, announcing opening May 14 opening.

Queen and Robert De Niro

In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Xcel Energy Center, S. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
IN 2007 - LJMU announced new Honorary Fellowships for 2007,including Brian May as a recipient for his contribution to public understanding of science at 19 July ceremony Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
In 2007 - A Press Release announced Queen had helped create a majestic score to MacGillvray Freeman Films' "The Alps", Brian May playing throughout.. [AMAZON]

The Alps - Climb Of Your Life [Blu-ray]

In 2008 - Brian May confirmed as Chancellor Liverpool John Moores University, to be formally appointed 14 April at George's Hall, Liverpool.

Liverpool Echo front page 26 March 2008   Liverpool Echo page 5

In 2009 - Brian May and Roger Taylor joined "We Will Rock You" cast first-night encore of 'Bo Rhap, Palace Theatre, Manchester. Attending Robbie Williams, Ant McPartlin, and Patrick McGuinness, plus Coronation Street stars supporting Kevin Kennedy, ageing rocker 'Pop'.
In 2010 - Kerry Ellis "Anthems" EPK released.


Kerry Ellis and Brian May discuss Kerry's debut album 'Anthems' - https://youtu.be/uNcEBHiUpvw

In 2012 - "The Scotsman" reported Brian May gave blessing for Tripping up Trump campaigners' spoof video, protesting golf resort plans for Aberdeenshire coast. The video featured Spitting Image-style Donald Trump puppet singing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' parody, with lines like, “I’m just a rich kid, I’m no nonentity”.


Donald Trump does Bohemian Rhapsody parody - https://youtu.be/9ypPFr6mj04

In 2014 - Queen and Adam Lambert added an extra 5 dates to their Summer Tour: Boston, East Rutherford, Uncasville, Atlantic City and Toronto.

Brian May

In 2015 - Roger Taylor and Brian May paid tribute to their long-serving manager, Jim Beach, for "being the glue that's held the band together for 40 years" (said Roger) at Artist and Manager Awards, The Troxy, Stepney, London, presented Jim with the Peter Grant award, named after the late Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin manager, and awarded for outstanding achievement.

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**Sun 25 Mar 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 25 MARCH
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In 1968 - The Art played Raven Youth Club, Thurnby Lodge, UK.
In 1974 - Queen released their first record in Japan 'Keep Yourself Alive' single.
In 1975 - Queen played the Municipal Theatre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
In 1977 - 'Teo Torriatte' bw 'Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy' released (Japan).
In 1986 - 'A Kind Of Magic' entered UK singles charts No 16, eventually reaching No 3.
In 1991 - Brian May guest appearance New York, New York, USA, ”Innuendo radio tour”. Played impromptu guitar solo.
In 1991 - Brian May made guest appearance with Les Paul at Fat Tuesdays, New York, New York, USA.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played the Riverside, Newcastle, UK.
In 2005 - 2x Platinum award for "Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl: DVD, 4x platinum for "Live At Wembley '86" DVD, 2x platinum and 3x platinum for "Greatest Video Hits II" (UK Sales).
In 2009 - Brian May + Roger Taylor attended WWRY premiere, Palace Theatre, Manchester, UK.
In 2011 - Brian May and Roger Taylor published ar personal tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, who died 23/03/2011..

Roger Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor and Brian May

In 2011 - Download release of charity album "Songs For Japan" announced, including 'Teo Torriatte', in aid of Japanese Red Cross following earthquake and tsunami disaster of 11.03.2011 in Japan. [AMAZON]

Songs for Japan - front   Songs for Japan - back


In 2012 - Brian May, Kerry Ellis and the crew go on Safari,
experience, an elephant family, white rhinos and help release two lions, "Brutus" and "Marina" into the wild, "Julie Ward Centre.

Brian and Kerry on safari


In 2013 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis guest appearance The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV London Studios..

Brian May & Kerry Ellis with Alan Titchmarsh + "The Kissing Me Song" 25-03-2013
- https://youtu.be/G37XGAasNrk

In 2013 - 'The Kissing Me Song (Brian May and Kerry Ellis) CD Artwork revealed on BrianMay.com with news there would also be a red vinyl collectors' 7 inch for Record Store Day.
In 2013 - "We Will Rock You - The Musical" nominated for BAFTA (BBC Radio 2 Audience Award).
In 2013 - Rhys Thomas (Director), nominated for a BAFTA (The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts) Award for documentary "Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender".
In 2014 - Adam Lambert on additions to Queen + Adam Lambert N American Summer Arena Tour published "Onepopz - Music and TV News and Gossip".
In 2015 - Brian May was in Stroud, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, talking with students about the "Common Decency" campaign, then a meeting Lansdown Hall and Gallery, Lansdown, about badger cull.

Brian May speaking in Stroud

in 2016 - Brian May visits the musical "Mrs. Henderson Presents" at the Noel Coward Theatre, London. Anita Dobson played in the musical and "We Will Rock You: Musical Supervisor Mike Dixon was the musical supervisor for "Mrs. Henderson Presents".

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**Sat 24 Mar 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 24 MARCH
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In 1972 - Queen played the Forest Hill Hospital, London, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Woods Leisure Centre, Colchester, UK.
In 1976 - Queen played the Kosei Kaikan, Himeji, Japan.
In 1984 - John and Roger flew to Japan to promote The Works album., conducting 112 interviews in 16 days, then to South Korea.
In 1987 - Freddie Mercury met Montserrat Caballe and agreed on further collaboration, Hotel Ritz, Barcelona, Spain.

Freddie and Montserrat Caballe, Hotel Ritz

In 1993 - The Brian May Band played the Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Canada.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor live at the The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, UK.
In 2003 - Wienerworld studios released Made In Heaven - The Films on DVD, containing original videos commissioned by Queen and co-produced by the British Film Institute and released on VHS in 1996 - with bonus of We Will Rock You The Making Of The Musical. Available at Amazon


Queen - Evolution (Heaven For Everyone) - https://youtu.be/O4gGbIxhBJc?D0

In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
In 2012 - Brian May at Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Filming of the 'Born Free' cover version video).

Virginia McKenna, Brian May and Kerry Ellis on Safari, S Africa

In 2015 - Brian May interview with Adam Boulton on Sky News at the Channel's studio.


Brian May interview with Adam Boulton Sky News 24 March 2015
- https://youtu.be/xr4D55FdAgU

In 2015 - Brian May appeared on BBC2's Daily Politics show, interviewed by Jo Coburn, on the launch of his Common Decency campaign. He took part in a discussion also about voter apathy.

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Brian May 'Daily Politics' with Jo Coburn: Common Decency Launch 24 March 2015
- https://youtu.be/KwjU0dGVmME

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**Fri 23 Mar 18**
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 Bites The Dust" presented to the 2006 Winter Music Conference, Miami Florida, by DJ's Cedric Gervais and Second Sun. AMAZON
In 2011 - The exhibition "Stormtroopers In Stilettos: Queen - The Early Years" in London, had attracted 20,000 visitors during the two weeks of the exhibition, who had generously donated £5,000 UKPs for the "The Mercury Phoenix Trust".
In 2011- Brian May was in Cardiff to participate in the debate and vote on the badge in Wales.
Welsh language channel Sky 134 S4C's programme "Wedi 7" broadcast 1.25pm - 1.55pm 23 March 2011 - chatted to Rhydian Roberts and Brian May about We Will Rock You, currently showing at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff.


Rhydian Roberts, Brian May - We Will Rock You Cardiff on "Wedi 7" SC4 23/03//11
- https://youtu.be/tpzgfFVlSrs

In 2012 - "The Independent" published article "Brian May - He Will Rock You", by David Arnold, about film music, UK. READ HERE

Brian May

In 2013 - Brian May radio interview for "Celebrity Radio UK".


Brian May Queen Interview & Life Story - Art / Queen / We Will Rock You
- https://youtu.be/KBodmj1e0YQ

In 2013 - Sacha Baron Cohen announces in interview with "The Sun" newspaper that he was taking the role as Freddie Mercury in biopic, though then not yet decided whether the original voice of Freddie Mercury would be used.
In 2012 - Brian May, Kerry Ellis, Virginia McKenna and the crew land in Shamwari and go on Safari with the film crew.
In 2013 - Press Release about "The Kissing Me Song", Brian May and Kerry Ellis's Record Store Day release, and inviting fans to send their kissing clips for inclusion in the official video. Website for "The Kissing Me Song" went live with Radio Edit made available on the website.

The Kissing Me Song

In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert - European Tour 2015 Birmingham, Barclaycard NIA, Birmingham.

Birmingham poster

In 2015 - "The Official Queen Podcast" interviews with Rufus Taylor, Neil Fairclough and Marc Martel went online.
In 2015 - "Miracles Out Of Nowhere" DVD/CD released by Kansas, including interview with Brian May, Kansas having supported Queen on "Sheer Heart Attack American Tour 1975". [AMAZON]

Miracles Out of Nowhere

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**Thu 22 Mar 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 22 MARCH
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In 1969 - Smile live at the Flamingo Club, Redruth, UK.
In 1974 - Queen live at The Paddocks, Canvey Island, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
In 1976 - Queen played the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.

Freddie Nippon Budokan

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Freddie - Nippon Budokan 22 March1981 - Getty

In 1981 - Queen flew back from South America to the UK.
Freddie travelled on Concorde.
In 1984 - Queen videoed "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.
In 1989 - Queen videoed 'I Want It All' video for The Miracle.
The filming took David Mallet 12 hours.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor released 'Surrender' singles, UK.
In 2010 - BBC News reported "Queen guitarist backs badger case". VIDEO LINK

Brian May at Swansea court

In 2011 - Brian May guest attended We Will Rock You Musical (Touring Official Press Opening Night, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, UK.
In 2011 - "Sucker Punch" movie soundtrack released ft remix I Want It All + We Will Rock You (Mash-Up' by Queen (with Armageddon).
In 2012 - Brian May was interviewed by Ryan O'Connor on 94.5Kfm Breakfast show around 8.30AM (South Africa time).


Brian May Interview 94.5Kfm Breakfast 22 Mar 2012 with Ryan O'Connor
- http://youtu.be/L8F_85WLJPc

In 2012 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis flew to Johannesburg for Launch Party of "Pride Of Cape Town" and to film "Born Free Foundation" documentary”, filmed by Mike Slee.
In 2012 - Kerry Ellis's website http://www.kerryellis.com went online, and writing in her first blog about the journey with Brian May to South Africa.
In 2013 - Announced Brian May and Kerry Ellis "The Kissing Me Song" to be released 28 April 2013 as limited edition 7" vinyl single for "Record Store Day" .
In 2013 - The "We Will Rock You USA " Facebook Page for the North American Tour went online.
In 2015 - The premiere of "We Will Rock You" Vienna takes place in the Wiener Stadthalle, Austria.

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**Wed 21 Mar 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 21 MARCH
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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.

Queen Morumbi Sadium 21 March 1981
Photo from queenlive.ca

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 2012 - Brian May interview for BBC Radio Wales about the problem with the badgers


Brian May BBC Radio Wales 21 March 2012 Interview
- https://youtu.be/OmP9jwcbxQI

In 2012 - The launch of the new official website of Kerry Ellis announced. http://www.kerryellis.com
In 2012 - NME announced that it was launching a new search to find the "Ultimate Musical Icon" of the last 60 years - Freddie Mercury among the 60 nominated artists
In 2013 - Brian May presented the cover artwork and details of the book "Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell", written with co-authors Dennis Pellerin and Paula Fleming, and to be released in UK on Halloween 31 October 2013.
In 2013 - Brian May invited students of Tomlinscote School and 6th Form College to his home in Windlesham to be interviewed for a "BBC School Report Project". Brian was quizzed about animal welfare, astrophysics and Queen.


An interview with Dr Brian May - Reflection
- https://youtu.be/Yh5a0OUetgM

In 2014 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis played The Great Hall, Palace of the Republic, Minsk, Belarus.
In 2014 - The school Sun Arena in Uncasville confirmed another concert of Queen + Adam Lambert for 25 July 2014.
In 2014 - In a tour update, Queen + Adam Lambert announce important news of the North American Summer Arena Tour for 24 March 2014.]

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**Tue 20 Mar 18**
FREDDIE MERCURY MEMORIAL NIGHT IN ROME
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A very special night dedicated to Freddie Mercury in Rome at Stazione Birra: The most important live venue in Rome!

DATE: SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2018

Mercury Requeen

His music will live again with REQUEEN Tribute Band's live concert, on those days the more requested tribute band in central Italy, which will propose a set list of songs that will travel all of Queen's career. His life was celebrated with the incredible meeting, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ROME, with PETER FREESTONE: Freddie's historic personal assistant.

Peter met Freddie Mercury for the first time in 1979 at the Royal Opera House of London, where he was responsible for the Royal Ballet's wardrobe. Between the two immediately formed a strong friendship that led Peter to become Freddie's personal assistant from the following year, a role in which he is went on daily until the death of the Queen singer arrived in 1991. Peter is author of one of the most famous and appreciated biographies of Freddie Mercury and resides currently in the Czech Republic, a real base in which he lives among the continuous trips in which he is engaged in conferences and events for AIDS awareness.

Peter regularly takes part in the memorials on Freddie Mercury and the fan convention of Queen's fans, with whom he obviously has a very special relationship.

An opportunity that no Queen fans must therefore lose!

The event is sponsored by "We Will Rock You" (the only official fan club in Italy recognized from Queen and their label Universal Music) and also by "Comunità Quenniana italian": italian online portal with news and virtual community.

All info: www.requeenband.com | www.stazionebirra.it

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**Tue 20 Mar 18**
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.

Queen - Morumbi Stadium

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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**Mon 19 Mar 18**
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 inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame by David Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters. Jer Bulsara also went on stage to receive the award on behalf of her son, Freddie Mercury.

Hall of Fame 2001


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

In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played 46664 concert, Bramble Hill Golf Course, Fancourt, George, South Africa (televised).
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers announced album and upcoming tour, as The Cosmos Rocks Tour.
In 2011 - Queen Hammersmith Odeon 24 Dec 1975 ft as "6Music's Classic Concert", BBC 6Music: presenter Chris Hawkins.
In 2012 - Spike Edney wrote on Facebook he and Roger Taylor to fly to a "secret place" April 2012 to start "The Queen Extravaganza Tour" rehearsals.
In 2012 - Queen tease a "Very Special Announcement" to be made the following day 10AM GMT for "We Will Rock You 10th Birthday Performance" 20 March 2012.
In 2013 - Brian May interviewed BBC Radio 2 studios for "The Top 100 Nation's Favourite Album" programme, - top 100 chosen by listeners. Countdown with Brian announcing No.1 album broadcast on “Jo Whiley Show” 01 April 2013.
In 2013 - “We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary World Arena Tour", opened Horsen Forum, Denmark running 19 - 24 March 2013.
In 2013 - Ticket sales opened for Kerry Ellis & Brian May: "The Born Free 2013 - Acoustic By Candlelight Tour" show 08 July 2013, La Cigale, Paris.
In 2014 - On a day off in Riga Brian May & Kerry Ellis visited the production company "Stolichnaya Vodka”. READ HERE / Brian posted photo taken in Old Town of Riga, of ”rockin' devil-horn snowman". READ HERE

Salted caramel vodka

Brian and snowman

In 2014 - Sonisphere TV "EMAs Director's Cut - Queen + Adam Lambert Medley" video published, showing performance of ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and "We Are The Champion " from EMAs, Belfast 2012.
In 2014 - Ticketmaster released a new date Queen + Adam Lambert - North American Summer Tour Arena 2014: 23/07/2014 - East Rutherford, IZOD Center, USA.
In 2015 - Brian May supported MP Caroline Lucas at Book Launch of "Honourable Friends? Parliament And The Fight For Change", London.
In 2016 - The BMG "One Voice" Mini May Exclusive Special Offer extended for ticket holders.

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**Sun 18 Mar 18**
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: Brian wrote on Soapbox: "HOT DOWN HERE IN FANCOURT" - READ.

Fancourt Rehearsal

In 2005 - Queen awarded Platinum for "Live At Wembley '86" DVD, "Queen On Fire - Live At The Bow", DVD and "Greatest Video Hits II "sales UK.
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]

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, to include new track,'“The Unblinking Eye'.
In 2011 - 'Stormtroopers In Stilettos' bw 'Keep Yourself Alive Long Lost Retake)" and 'Stone Cold Crazy (2011 Remaster)'was to be released as a download in Austria and Germany through iTunes and Amazon.
In 2011 - International Release date of the "Queen Re-issues".
In 2011 - First batch of "Queen 2011 Digital Remaster Re-issues" released in Austria and Germany.
In 2013 - Roger Taylor on American radio show "Rock Bar" talking about Queen's Success.
In 2014 - A 30-second video trailer by Brian May (in Motörhead T-shirt) for "The Candlelight Concerts" with Kerry Ellis published.


Brian May call out to a concert in Riga on March 18
- http://youtu.be/6P51hyV3VfE

In 2014 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis played Riga Arena, Latvia. Earlier interview with journalist, Mitch Lafon at Arena Riga; also an interview for "The Times Of Malta" to promote "The Candlelight Concert" in Malta.


BRIAN MAY w/KERRY ELLIS (March 18th 2014) interview
- https://youtu.be/-9OyRo1a_KA

In 2014: "We Will Rock You" N American Tour production run opens, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, US, run (to 30 March 2014).
In 2015 - WWRY production company BB Promotion released "We Will Rock You Hamburg" Premiere Video with Brian May.
In 2015 - Queen featured on "Pop Gold - Guitar Heroes" shown on ITV (UK).

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**Sat 17 Mar 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 17 MARCH
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In 1966 - The Reaction played the Ballroom, Redruth, UK.
In 1973 - Doug Puddifoot conducted a photo session for Queen at Freddie's flat, 100 Holland Road, London, several photos later used for back cover of Queen album.


Queen in Freddie's flat
Queen in Freddie's flat, 17 March 1973

In 1974 - Queen were to play Barbarellas, Birmingham, UK, but show cancelled due to troubles band had in Stirling. Rearranged for end of Queen II Tour.
In 1975 - Queen played the Marine Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA.
In 1977 - Queen played Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Canada.
In 1986 - 'A Kind Of Magic' bw 'A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling' released UK - QUEEN7, (reached No 3 in UK charts).
In 1993 - Brian May played The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
In 2003 - Queen + Vanguard release "Flash" remix singles in Europe.

Flash Vanguard Remix

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.

Triple M

In 2004 - Roger Taylor interviewed by Mark Goodier on BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright Show.
In 2005 - Queen and Paul Rodgers fly to George, South Africa, ahead of the 46664 concert.
In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York, USA.

Q+PR HSBC Arena, Buffalo, 17032006
Queen + Paul Rodgers - Dragon Attack (Live in Buffalo, New York USA. 17.03.2006)
- https://youtu.be/gtZNpcziy6A

In 2011 - "Don't Stop Me Now" is used as music in the trailer for the "Greatest Tickets On Earth" for the 2012 London Olympics.
In 2011 - First batch of "Queen 2011 Digital Remaster Re-issues" released as a Limited Ed SHM-CD in Japan.
In 2012 - Kerry Ellis concert 20 April 2012 The Watford Colosseum is announced, to be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2"Friday Night Is Music Night", with special guest Brian May.
In 2014 - Brian May visited Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow.SEE BRIAN'S SOAPBOX POSTING - and flew to Riga with Kerry Ellis - also give journalist Mitch Lafon an interview at the Riga Arena in Riga.
In 2014: The new Audi car commercial used text citations and 'We Are The Champions' melody.
In 2014 - Roger Taylor and Joshua J. Macrae working on the soundtrack for " Solitary" . The film , directed by Sasha cranes with Sarina Taylor, Felix Taylor and Anita Dobson premiered 30 September 2014.
In 2015 - Brian May's political site "Common Decency" went online.

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**Fri 16 Mar 18**
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.

Freddie - The Great Pretender
Freddie - The Great Pretender

In 1990 - Queen finalising last few vocal lines, guitar solo and drums 'Don't Try So Hard'.
In 1990 - John Deacon hints in letter to the Spring 1990 Queen Fan Cub Magazine, the "whacky single" may be in progress or finished by then.
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 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).

Brian May playing for wedding reception

In 2006 - Queen+PR played the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada

Brian and Paul Rodgers - Toronto 2006
Toronto 16 March 2006

In 2011 - The Queen Re-issues are "The Album(s) Of The Week" by Key 103 Manchester Radio.
In 2012 - Brian May opened the "Astrophysics Department" at the Blackett Building at the Imperial College, London.
In 2013 - An interview with Brian May & Kerry Ellis at the RTE Studios in Dublin from 8 March 8, 2013 is broadcast by Dave Fanning on the Radio station RTE2.
in 2013 - Brian May was working on the final version of his book "Diableries - Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell".
In 2014 - Kerry Ellis lands with her little son Alfie and her father after the "Rent In Concert" show in Nottingham 15.04.0214 with an Easyjet flight in time for Moscow soundcheck.
In 2014 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis - The Candlelight Concerts, played Crocus City Hall
, Moscow, Russia.
In 2015 - Press call for "We Will Rock You Hamburg", Theater am Großmarkt, Hamburg, attended by Brian May and Jim Beach. Prior to the Press Call, Brian May rehearsed 'Bohemian Rhapsody' with the cast, Premier took place that evening and Brian played for the After Party.

Brian May performing with We Will Rock You Hamburg cast
Brian May performing with We Will Rock You Hamburg cast

In 2016 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis - One Voice The Tour 2016, final show of tour, National Palace Of Culture (NDK), Sofia, Bulgaria.

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**Fri 16 Mar 18**
BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK: FREDDIE MERCURY AND DAVID BOWIE AMONG ART PIECES
IN AUCTION FOR BRAIN CHARITY
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Freddie Mercury art piece

BID HERE: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Freddie-Mercury-art-piece-being-sold-for-brain-charity/183122668070
(ends 19 March 06:43)

This piece is being auctioned at part of the medical charity, Cavernoma Alliance UK's, charity art sale, which is running during Brain Awareness week. The artist has kindly donated the piece to help us raise vital funds to support the cavernoma community. The painting is a limited edition full colour print on canvas.

See also news item:

WIGAN TODAY
Wigan artist inspired to support charity
16 March 2018 by Gaynor Clarke

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**Thu 15 Mar 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 15 MARCH
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In 1965 - Johnny Quale and the Reaction played Round Table Charity Rock 'n 'Roll Rhythm Championship at City Hall, Truro, UK.
In 1963 - Brian and his father, Harold, finished work on the Red Special guitar, the work taking 18 months.

Brian May says: "Well it was never really finished, really."

Brian May and Harold May

In 1968 - The Reaction played Penmare Hotel, Hayle, UK.
In 1967 - Roger Taylor rejoins The Reaction for Spring and Summer shows, starting Penmare Hotel, Hayle, Cornwall.
In 1969 - Smile played Imperial College, London, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Queen Margaret Union, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
Mick Broan and Brian MayIn 1984 - Queen awarded Silver and Gold for The Works (UK sales).
In 1989 - Queen completed an 'I Want It All' alternative mix', labelled “Album mix” and added to the album master tapes for "The Miracle" album. This 2nd mix released wrongly by Hollywood Records, when they re-issued the album.
In 1999 - Roger Taylor played the Guildhall, Gloucester, UK.
In 2001 - Brian May interviewed by Mick Brown Capital Gold, 6pm, Leicester Square, London
- TRANSCRIPT HERE
In 2004 - Open call auditions "We Will Rock You" Musical, Ripley Grier Studios, New York. US.
In 2005 - Press Release announcing Queen "We Will Rock You Around the World EP" to be released 17 May 2005 on iTunes.

.We Will Rock You Around the World

In 2007 - Queen + Rodgers were moving forward with recording sessions.
In 2009 - Queen won 'Best Live Album' poll for "Live At Wembley" at votenumber1.com. 2nd place Jovi "One Wild Night', 3rd "Live In Concert 1975 - 85 Bruce Springsteen & The Street Band".
In 2011 - Queen Re-issues released Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Spain.
In 2011 - BBC TV documentary on "Queen 40" with rare interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor produced
In 2012 - March / April 2012 special issue of the English magazine "Resurgence" with the title "Animals: A New Ethics" published with contributions by Brian May and Virginia McKenna.
In 2012 - Brian May interview iTALK FM, 97.1 Estepona, Spain, serving expats on Costa Del Sol. Brian May talks to Richie Allen about the origins of his Save-Me campaign, his passion for preventing cruelty to animals and wildlife and the British Government intent on bringing back blood sports - and culling the nation's badgers.





Brian May Interview with Richie Allen - iTalk FM 5 o'clock Show 7 March 2012
- http://youtu.be/dOnSRAhxe4s

In 2014 - Brian arrived in Moscow ahead of concert the following day and wrote on SOAPBOX HERE.

Brian's view of Moscow 15 March 2014

Brian's view from hotel on arrival in Moscow

In 2014 - Eagle Rock Entertainment USA announced 1 April 2014 release of Brian May & Kerry Ellis "The Candlelight Concerts - Live in Montreux 2013" CD/DVD, BLU-RAY/CD and digital formats.
In 2014 - A trailer for the Queen + Adam Lambert "North American Summer Arena Tour 2014" concert on July 9, 2014 in Toyota Center in Houston was released.

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**Wed 14 Mar 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 14 MARCH
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In 1974 - Queen played Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham, UK.
In 1974 - Queen appeared on Top Of The Pops with “Seven Seas Of Rhye”.
In 1988 - Montserrat Caballe recorded several live studio takes of Ensueno, Town House Studios, London, UK, Barcelona sessions.

Freddie and Montserrat 1988

In 1993 - The Brian May Band played the Beacon Theatre, New York, New York, USA.
In 2003 - Brian May and Roger Taylor conducting auditions for the We Will Rock You musical cast, Melbourne, Australia.
In 2003 - Brian May and Ben Elton guests State Finals Air Guitar Championships, Mercury Lounge, Melbourne, Australia
In 2003 - Brian May guest on Nova Breakfast Show, Melbourne Radio station Nova FM 100.3, Australia.

Bian at Radio Nova

In 2006 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 2011 - Queen released 13-track CD Deep Cuts Volume 1 (1973-1976), and reissued 2-CD Bonus EPs Deluxe Editions of Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races. Download versions of the first "Queen 2011 Digital Remaster Re-issues" are available as standard and iTunes LPs as well as "Deep Cuts Volume One 1973-1976" on iTunes. The iTunes LPs include, in addition to the tracklisting of the Deluxe Albums, 3 live videos, Unpublished photos, album and singles covers as well as posters. QUEEN "DEEP CUTS" on AMAZON

Deep Cuts - digging deeper into Queen

In 2012 - Brian May telephone interviews for the South African radio stations "Cape Talk Radio", "5FM" and "KFM" to promote the launch of "Born Free - Pride Of Cape Town". Also gave interviews for print media "Rolling Stone Magazine" and "Cape Times" in South Africa.


Brian May Interview on Cape Talk 14 March 2012 - https://youtu.be/ODWpcFh7tXU

In 2013 - Announced that Lord Justice, Sir Brian Leveson, to succeed Dr Brian May as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, the official inauguration ceremony scheduled for May 2013 at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
In 2013 -
'Bohemian Rhapsody' No 1 in "The RockFM 500 Of RockFM" in a 48-hour radio marathon on Spanish radio station "RockFM".
In 2014 - Brian May wrote on his Soapbox that he had been sick - announcing that he was suffering from a virus and an infection and hoped to be able to travel to Moscow for the "Candlelight Concert" with Kerry Ellis on 16.03.2014. READ BRIAN'S MESSAGE
In 2014 - Trailer released for the "The Candlelight Concert" by Brian May & Kerry Ellis on 05.04.2014 in Malta.
In 2016 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis - One Voice The Tour 2016, played Sala Palatului, Bucharest, Romania.

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