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MAY 2013

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**Tue 14 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1977 - Queen played the Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany..
In 1997 - Roger Taylor made a guest apperance with Ian Hunter Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK.
In 2002 - Brian May & Roger Taylor appeared at the WWRY Pemiere Afterparty at the Astoria Theatre, London, UK.
in 2003 - Brian May & Roger Taylor played gig for the ARK Charity with The SAS Band, Billingsgate Market, London, UK.
In 2005 - Queen & Paul Rodgers played The Point, Dublin, Ireland.
In 2007 - Brian May & Roger Taylor ade a guest appearance at WWRY Musical Anniverary, Dominion Theatre, London, UK.
In 2011 - Brian May played with Kerry Ellis on the Anthems tour, at St David's Hall, Cardiff, UK.
In 2012 - Brian May & Roger Taylor maded guest appearanceat 10th Anniversary, WWRY, Dominion Theatre, London, UK.

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**Tue 14 May 13**
HAPY 11TH ANNIVERSARY - WWRY
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ONE DREAM - 11 YEARS

Happy Birthdayto We Will Rock You - 11 TODAY! Celebrating 11 rocking yearss.

Couldn't have done it without you.

CONGRATS

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**Mon 14 May 13**
QUEEN NEWS OF THE WORLD 35TH ANNIVERSARY ON REDBEARD - IN THE STUDIO
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IN THE STUDIO
05/14/2013

With the release of November 1977′s News of the World , Queen had succeeded as four real “mates” on an international scale, which would continue only to increase for the next decade . With four writers, the band had a surplus of strong songs, while Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury possessed such an operatic voice that it’s easy to forget that both Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor also sang lead on select songs.

What really impressed me then and now is how appreciative Brian May is of the fans, the countless deejays, and journalists for supporting Queen’s efforts over the years. Brian would later suffer a broken marriage, separation of his kids, and the passing of both parents, but nothing short of the untimely death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 could silence the original band. And even that wasn’t permanent. -Redbeard

CHECK OUT PLAYER HERE

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**Mon 13 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1967 - 1984 played Imperial College, London, UK.
In 1967 - The Reaction played Thei Memorial Hall, Dobwalls, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played The Congresscentrum, Hamburg, Germany.
In 1978 - Queen played The Empire Pool, London, UK.
In 1982 - Queen played the Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Odyssey Arena, Belfast, UK.

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**Sun 12 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1977 - Queen played Broendby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark.
In 1978 - Queen played Empire Pool, London, UK.
In 1982 - Queen played the Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria.
In 1984 - Queen made a guest appearance at the Golden Rose Festival - Festival Hall, Montreux, Switzerland.
In 1988 - The Cross played a TV show at the Golden Rose Festival,(Switzerland.
In 2011 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis played The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK - on the 'Anthems' tour.
In 2011 - Brian May made a guest appearace on The Hour - at STV Studios, Glasgow, UK.

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**Sat 11 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1968 - The Art played TheVillage Hall, Kibworth, Leics, UK/
In 1974 - Queen played the Uris Theatre, New York, New York, USA.
in 1978 - Queen played Th Empire Pool, London, UK.
In 1985 - Queen played Yoyogi Taiikukan, Tokyo, Japan.
In 2004 - Brian May guest spot at The Dominion Theatre, London, UK. (WWRY's BBC Sport Relief charity performance)
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Wembley Pavillion, London, UK.
In 2006 - Brian May live in Dominion Theatre, London, UK (WWRY musical)
In 2010 - Brian May + Roger Taylor played guest spot The Scala, London, UK with Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.
In 2011 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis played The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, UK, on Anthems Tour.

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**Sat 11 May 13**
GIORGIO MORODER ON BBC RADIO 2
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This programme may be of interest to Queen Fans. A BBC Radio 2 feature on Giorgio Moroder, who worked with FreddieMercury on Love Kills from Metropolis. Monday night 13 and 20 May, episodes.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01scylq

Thanks to Gowan Collins

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**Fri 10 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1974 - Queen played the Uris Theatre. New York, New York, USA. (2 shiws)
In 1977 - Queen played the Scandinavium. Gothenburg, Sweden.
In 1982 - Qieen played the Sporthalle Böblingen, Germany.
In 2010 - Guest appearance Brian May (guitar) + Roger Taylor (drums) peformed Bohemian Rhapsody for We Will Rock You 8th Anniversary at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK.

Bohemian Rhapsody incl.Brian May and Roger Taylor - http://youtu.be/jO_Ya65dZ8c

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**Thu 09 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1970 - Smile played Imperial College, London, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played The Uris Theatre, New York, New York, USA
In 1982 - Queen played Carl-Diem Halle, Würzburg, Germany.
In 1985 - Queen played the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Hallam Arena, Sheffield, UK.
In 2011 - Brian May played on the Anthems Tour with Kerry Ellis at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK.

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**Wed 08 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Kerry Ellis and Brian May Nottingham Royal Concert 8 May 2011 - http://youtu.be/RZin2h3YWQ4
Encore - Tie Your Mother Down

In 1974 - Queen played the Uris Theatre, New York, New York, USA.
In 1977 - Queen played the Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden.
In 1985 - Queen played the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - the first day of Queen's last tour of Japan.
In 2003 - Brian May attended the Memorial Service for Lonnie Donegan at St Paul's Cathedral, Covent Garden, London, UK.

GIANTS of the rock world gathered yesterday to pay tribute to skiffle king Lonnie Donegan.
His memorial service heard how Donegan, who died in November [2003] aged 71, had been a hero to them.
Queen star Brian May told the gathering in Covent Garden, central London, 'I was one of those kids who was totally inspired by Lonnie."
Others present included Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and Bill Wyman.
The Glasgow-born guitarist's hits included My Old Man's A Dustman and Cumberland Gap.

Source: The Mirror
9 May 2003

In 2007 - Roger Taylor made a guest appearance with the SAS Band, at Bain & Company, Sorrento, Italy.
In 2011 - Brian May played on the 'Anthems' Tour with Kerry Ellis at The Royal Centre, Nottingham.

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**Tue 07 May 13**
QUEEN TOP THE ABSOLUTE RADIO TOP 100 ICONS
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Absolute Radio Icons

ABSOLUTE RADIO
7 May 2013

Your top 100 Icons

ICON - a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration.

In April, we [Absolute Radio] gave you the chance to vote for your icon - the person who adorned your bedroom wall, a band who you had played at your wedding or someone who you will have played at your funeral.

So many of you registered your vote, and the top spot was pretty much a fight to the death. But, in the end, we finished with a full, fantastic list of artists and one top-dog.

Voting has now closed, and the entries have been counted, checked & verified. We hope you're as excited as we are to find out where your favourite artist placed and to also find out the Absolute Radio Icon.

TOP 20  
1. QUEEN
2. David Bowie
3. The Beaatles
4. Pink Floyd
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Genesis
7. Bruce Springsteen
8. Rolling Stones
9. The Foo Fighters
10. Paul Weller

11. Bon Jovi
12. AC/DC
13. Elvis Presley
14. John Lennon
15 Smiths
16. Bob Dylan
17. Jimi Hendrix
18. Guns 'n' Roses
19. Michael Jackson
20. Depeche Mode
Check out the 21-100 placings HERE  

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**Tue 07 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN NEWS
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In 1974 - Queen played the Uris Theatre, New York, New York, USA.
In 1978 - Queen played New Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK.
In 1982 - Queen played the Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played The International Arena, Cardiff, U.K

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**Mon 06 May 13**
ROCK CAMP AT THE CAVERN
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Czech band

Peter Freestone writes;

Rock Camp CZ will be at the Cavern Club in Liverpool on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th from 1pm until 5-6pm each day. Most of this group of 12-17 year olds met up for the first time less than a year ago and formed themselves into groups. Such is their enthusiasm for great music, they each have created a mostly Queen set to perform. The bands are; HeroAge, No Noise, Grinder and The Drops plus a mixed group featuring an amazing vocalist. Come at the weekend and be part of the work-shop lead up and performances they are so excited to be giving. I am really proud to be associated with these guys, who really put their hearts into this music.

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**Mon 06 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1967 - The Reaction played at The Blue Lagoon, Newquay, UK.
In 1978 - Queen played New Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK.
In 1979 - Queen played the Makomani Ice Arena, Sapporo, Japan.
In 1982 - Queen played the Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany.
In 1983 - We Will Rock You concert American film premiere, San Diego, USA
In 2004 -: Brian May live in Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (with Zucchero, Pavarotti, Paul Young, Ronan Keating...)
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers live in NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK
In 2011 - Brian May played on the 'Anthems' tour with Kerry Ellis at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK.

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**Sun 05 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1979 - Queen played the Makomani Ice Arena, Sapporo, Japan.
In 1982 - Queen played the Eilenriedehalle, Hanover, Germany.
In 1983 - We Will Rock YoU concert film premiere Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France.
In 2011 - Brian May played on the 'Anthems' tour with Kerry Ellis at The Sage, Gateshead, UK.

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**Sat 04 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1967 - The Reaction played Cambourne Skating Rink, Camborne, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Palace Theatre, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK.

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**Fri 03 May 13**
KATY PERRY UNVEILS NEW FRAGRANCE "KILER QUEEN"
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KMBZ.COM
03 May 2013

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- One of Katy Perry's biggest musical idols was the late Freddie Mercury of the legendary rock group Queen. Now, that band, and one of its songs, has provided inspiration for her brand-new fragrance.

After teasing on Thursday via Twitter that she had "something very exciting to reveal," Katy announced that she'd been working on her third fragrance for "over a year," and had just attended the "elegant unveiling" of the perfume, called Killer Queen. Including a picture of the new perfume bottle, she added, "Can't wait to share the royal juice!" The bottle looks like a multi-faceted jewel, topped by a golden crown.

"Killer Queen" is a song by the band Queen. It appeared on their 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack. Katy's previous fragrances, Meow and Purr, were cat-themed.

Source ABC Radio

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**Fri 03 May 2013**
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA - QUEEN TRIBUTE SHOW
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Queen - A Night At The OperaThe audience will relive the unique sound of one of the most influent bands of recent music.

With the purpose of creating new shows and new formats, comes "A Night at The Opera", on the 40th anniversary
of the release of their first album "Queen I". The perfect fusion of glam rock and flamboyant classical world .

In this first show in Spain, "A Night at The Opera", reviews all QUEEN´s hits on an unprecedented format.
One of the best rock bands in the country, the voices of Toni Menguiano and Mayca Teba and a string quartet arranged by Gabriel Peso.

Musical Direction by Daniel Gomez, guitarist of We Will Rock You Musical, collaborator with Brian May Guitars
and musical director at the spanish radio stations like Cadena 100 and ROCKfm, among others.

The tour begins on 4th of May in Zaragoza, the first of many cities that we will to visit this year 2013,
a challenge to the whole team of TOXIC PROD., who embarks on their most ambitious project until this date,
an amazing audio-visual experience listening QUEEN songs.

During the show, the crowd will relive the best moments of the mitical band,
with songs like One Vision, Who Wants To Live Forever, We Will Rock You,
We Are The Champions, The Show Must Go On and the legendary Bohemian Rhapsody ...

More info: www.toxicprod.com

TOX!C Greetings …

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**Fri 03 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1974 - Queen played Kings College, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 1978 - Queen live in Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
In 1982 - Queen live in Palais Des Sports, Paris, France
In 2004 - Brian May guest appearance at the We Will Rock You musical cast album press launch for cast Teatro Calderón, Madrid, Spain.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played The Metro Arena, Newcastle, UK.
In 2011 - Brian May appeared with Kerry Ellis on the 'Anthems' tour at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK

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**Thu 02 May 13**
WE WILL ROCK YOU - SHEFFIELD 30 MAY TO 2 JUNE
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK... SHOW REACHES ANOTHER MAJOR MILESTONE
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We Will Rock You Tour

SPENBOROUGH GUARDIAN
2 May 2013

We Will Rock You has already written itself into the musical theatre history books several times over, including recently passing its 4,000th successive performance at London’s Dominion Theatre. Now the show is about to embark upon its biggest incarnation yet, as a world arena tour, including four days in Sheffield at the end of May.

And talking of May, legendary Queen guitarist Brian May still remembers how the record-breaking celebration of his band’s music got off to the least auspicious of starts.

“We had the worst reviews in years, second only to Les Miserables,” he recounted. But that didn’t last as, suddenly, everything changed for the Ben Elton-penned musical. "We had two very fortunate things happen soon after we opened: One was the party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s golden jubilee in 2002, where we appeared on top of the palace with the cast singing Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions. The other was appearing on Michael Parkinson’s chat show. With those two bits of television, people were able to see for themselves what was in the show – and it became an avalanche, as people realised what was on offer.”

And word-of-mouth quickly grew to build the show into a smash hit. “The secret of the show’s success is very simple – it’s word of mouth, the strongest force known to man,” said Brian. “No matter what mood people come in with, they come out laughing and smiling and punching the air so they can face the next day with a rock ’n’ roll attitude!”

Right from the start, Brian and Queen colleague Roger Taylor have been intimately involved with We Will Rock You, although he credits Ben Elton – who now directs it – with providing the show’s shape and structure.

Brian said: “The crucial thing was getting Ben in. We had already workshopped an earlier version, which was a history of Queen, but we weren’t comfortable portraying Freddie in a musical.”

Instead, a giant gold statue of him now preserves his memory front of of the Dominion Theatre and, of course, his spirit lives on in the show’s unforgettable music.

Brian has been at the forefront of casting the current arena show. “We still audition every new cast personally, whether in this country or other countries, as well as the band because they’re also vital,” he said. “The band isn’t separate with this show but a part of the team – they are in every sense part of the central motor that drives the production.”

The good times will rock and roll at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, from Thursday May 30 to Sunday June 2.

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/ZY01GK

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**Thu 02 May 13**
WIN QUEEN LIMITED FINE ART PRINT
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Queen PrintROCKSQUARE
1 May 2013

Enter Rock Square's Queen Giveaway for FREE and you could win this limited edition fine art print to hang on your wall ..

Rock Square are giving away ONE Queen Limited Edition Fine Art Print absolutely FREE to a lucky fan!

For your chance to win, simply share your favorite Queen song AND why comment section HERE

And learn more about the man behind the lens, Howard Barlow.

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**Thu 02 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Queen "I Want It All" -http://youtu.be/1pm4fQRl72k
- written by Brian May and inspired by his wife, Anita Dobson, as this was her motto.
She would say, "I want it all, and I want it now".

The lovely lady celebrated her birthday this week on 29 April -
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANITA

In 1974 - Queen played the Agricultural Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 1978 - Queen played The Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria.
In 1979 - Queen played the Prefectural Athletic Association, Yamaguchi, Japan.
In 1989 - Queen released I Want It All bw Hang On In There single (UK)
In 1994 - Roger Taylor released Nazis 1994 single (UK)
In 2010 - Brian May played Night Of 1,000 Voices with Kerry Ellis, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.

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Wed 01 May 13**
THE QUEEN CHRONOLOGY - AUTHORITATIVE NEW REFERENCE E-BOOK
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Queen Chronology Cover

Across The Board Books™ proudly announces the release of the NEW ebook...

THE QUEEN CHRONOLOGY:
THE RECORDING & RELEASE HISTORY OF THE BAND

Toronto, Canada – April 30th, 2013 – The Queen Chronology is a comprehensive account of the studio recording and release history of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, who joined forces in 1971 as the classic line-up of the rock band Queen.

For nearly 40 years, Queen has both topped the charts and embedded itself in the musical landscape worldwide, with such hits as “We Will Rock You", ”We Are The Champions", “Another One Bites The Dust” and “Bohemian Rhapsody". Their rock musical, We Will Rock You, and their Queen Extravaganza official tribute production both continue to carry on the band’s legacy to audiences long after the tragic passing of singer Freddie Mercury.

Years of extensive research have gone into the creation of the Chronology, which covers the very beginnings of band members’ careers, their earliest songwriting efforts and recording sessions, through the recording and releasing of Queen’s 15 original studio albums with their classic line-up, to the present-day solo careers of Brian May and Roger Taylor. All of this information is presented date by date in chronological order, with detailed  descriptions of each song version, including those both released and known to be unreleased. Every Queen and solo album, single, non-album track, edit, remix and extended version is examined, as are known demos or outtakes, pre-Queen recordings and guest appearances. It’s  all here in one place: The Queen Chronology!

The first edition of The Queen Chronology is exclusively digital, available on Amazon for the Kindle e-book reader. Check the Amazon site in your territory!

The Authors:

Patrick Lemieux is a Canadian artist and writer. His articles for Queen’s Official Website (www.queenonline.com) include The Lost History Of A Queen Track, A Chronicle Of Magic, The Journey Back To The Light, A Mystery In The Wreckage and co-authored with Adam Unger The Elektra Edits. He also painted the cover art for The Queen Chronology.

Adam Unger is the owner and webmaster of QueenVault.com and has contributed articles to Queen’s Official Website, including B-Sides and The Elektra Edits (co-authored with Patrick Lemieux).

Available now on Amazon worldwide:

The Queen Chronology [Kindle Edition] - Amazon.co.uk - HERE:
Patrick Lemieux (Author, Illustrator), Adam Unger (Author)
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1327 KB
Publisher: Across The Board Books; 1st Digital Edition edition (28 April 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
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ALSO:

Amazon.com: HERE

Amazon.ca: HERE

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**Wed 01 May 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1974 - Queen played The Farm Arena, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 1975 - Queen plsyed Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
In 1979 - Queen played Kyuden Kinen Taikukan, Fukuoka, Japan.
In 1982 - Queen played Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.
In 1999 - Brian May played The Cozy Powell Tribute show with the SAS Band, The Opera House, Buxton, UK.
In 2011 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - part of The Anthems' Tour - 2 shows.

Anthems - Kerry Ellis with Brian May (Royal Albert Hall 1 May 2011)) -http://youtu.be/35Rwcrv7tGY

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