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SEPTEMBER 2014

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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REMINDERS
1 Sep- Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
3 Sep - Auckland, Vector Arena
3 Sep - Live At The Rainbow '74 Screening, London
4 Sep - Auckland, Vector Arena
5 Sep - Freddie For A Day
7 Sep - Sounds of the 70s BBC Radio 2 at 3pm
12 Sep - 13 Dec WWRY Deutsches Theater, Munich - Opening night


24 Sep - Oh You Pretty Things BBC Four 9pm
26 Sep - Roger Taylor receives Hon Doc of Music, Plymouth University

10 Nov (11 USA) Queen Forever release
19 Dec - 09 Jan 2015 WWRY Alte Oper, Frankfurt.

**Tue 30 Sep 14**
QUEEN IN THE CHARTS
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Keep Yourself Alive is No 1 this week in the USA Classic Rock Charts

Also - in the UK:
Sunday 28 September
UK Top 40 Rock Singles
8   Bohemian Rhapsody
12 Don't Stop Me Now
39 I Want To Break Free

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**Tue 30 Sep 14**
WE WILL ROCK YOU PARODY- PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS WEEK
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PROMOTIONAL MERCHANDISE
29 September 2014

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS WEEK
2014 ROCKED!

Promotional Products Week (PPW) 2014, which took place from 15th to 19th September, has been hailed as a great success. The PR campaign reached an audience of 17.8 million, which was more than double the previous year, and the comprehensive social media programme, which incorporated several different channels, saw significant increases across the board reaching a total audience of over half a million. More than 150 members were actively involved in promoting this year's Promotional Products Week.

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BPMA members were very keen to become involved in this year’s PPW and used some ingenious and brilliant ways to showcase their companies, offerings and services. Award winning BPMA member Outstanding Branding showed they definitely know how to rock by producing a parody of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ video, which received very positive feedback and in just over a week managed to reach 1,000 views on YouTube. The video proved so popular that former professional boxer and Sky Sports commentator, Johnny Nelson, was one of those who retweeted it to his many thousands of followers.

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Here's the video:


We Will Rock You - Queen - Parody - http://youtu.be/aWi7SHVtB0w

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**Tue 30 Sep 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 30 SEPTEMBER
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In 1980 - Queen played Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.
In 1984 - Queen played Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Club Quatro, Nagoya, Japan.
In 1998 - The Brian May played the Stodola, Warsaw, Poland.
In 2002 - The demolition of the Wembley Stadium began for the new Wembley 90,000 seater stadium. Accelerated filming of the demolition was released as a bonus on Live At Wembley Stadium DVD.

In 2005 - Queen and Paul Rodgers received a Silver Award for Return Of The Champions sales (UK).
In 2005 - Toshiba EMI released Jewels (2-CD set) and Jewels II to coincide with 2005 Queen + Paul Rodgers Japan Tour.


[081] Jewels II CD from Japan (2005) - http://youtu.be/2yLAlPWNrtM

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Mon 29 Sep 14**
MARTEL - THE MERCUROTTI DUET
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An amazing duet, channelling both Freddie Mercury and Pavarotti - as you've never heard before....


Martel - The Mercurotti (A Duet with Freddie Mercury & Luciano Pavarotti)
- http://youtu.be/8sXLwLRXkEs

Marc Martel. A duet of two of my favorite musical influences, Freddie Mercury and Luciano Pavarotti. This is one continuous performance from start to finish, shot in one take, using two cameras. No audio has been cut or replaced. (I added the “Pavarotti” harmony for "Vincero, Vincero!" afterwards, since I have yet to master singing in both voices simultaneously. Stay tuned, though.) Pre-order Martel's new album "Impersonator" HERE: http://smarturl.it/Martelimpersonator

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Video recorded by Crystal Martel
Instrumental music for "Nessun Dorma" recorded by Jason Germain
Edited by Marc Martel


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**Mon 29 Sep 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 29 SEPTEMBER
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In 1980 - Queen played Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA.
In 1984 - Queen playedthe Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria.
In 1986 - Minako Honda released “Cancel” album, with “Roulette” (Japanese cover of “No Turning Back”).

Minako Honda - Cancel album

Available http://www.cdandlp.com/artist/0-0-0/2/1/minako-honda.html

In 1989 - Roger Taylor appeared on Tyne Tees Roxy TV show chatting to David "Kid" Jensen.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor trapped in his 22nd floor Osaka hotel room due to approaching typhoon (concert at Kokusai Koryu Centre, Osaka, Japan cancelled.
In 2000 - Brian May, in letter to Fan Club, says he and Roger had been working with Ben Elton and also hoped to play Rock In Rio. Also that John Deacon was preferring “home life at the moment.” Also Brian revealed he was involved in a “secret” Native American project.
In 2007 - Brian May guest appearance for WWRY Musical cast change Dominion Theatre, London, UK.
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland. Released for download 'We Will Rock You (Live - 29/09/98)”.

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**Mon 29 Sep 14**
MORE Q+AL PRE-SALES
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ENTS24 - Subscribers to ENTS24 Newsletter have the opportunity of a pre-sale: 2 October 9am. Subscribe at http://www.ents24.com

BARCLAYCARD ARENA (FORMERLY NIA)
- also has priority booking for Queen + Adam Lambert for Birmingham (23 January 2015)
Priority booking from 9am on Wednesday 1 October 2014, general sale from 9am on Friday 3 October 2014.
May be worth signing up for Newsletter "What's On" at http://www.thenec.co.uk/search?q=newsletter

NOTTINGHAM POST
QUEEN will tour the UK with American Idol winner Adam Lambert replacing Freddie Mercury on vocals. It includes a date at the Capital FM Arena [Nottingham] on Saturday, January 24.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, October 3 priced at £66.08 and £77.28 (includes administration fee). They will be available from capitalfmarena.com, 0843 373 3000 or in person at the box office. There is an exclusive venue pre-sale from 9am on Wednesday.

TO REGISTER FOR PRE-SALE - Click at top of the page on this link: HERE

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O2 PRIORITY
17 Jan 2015
7.00PM
Queen and Adam Lambert Live 2015
The O2

Priority Tickets on sale from 9:00 AM Wednesday, October 1 2014
Not registered yet? Sign-up now with your O2 phone number

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**Mon 29 Sep 14**
PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TO PLAY UK AND EUROPE IN THE NEW YEAR /
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Following recent sold-out World dates

Queen + Adam Lambert to play 21 shows in Europe
Including seven UK concerts
Tickets on sale beginning Friday 3 October


IMPORTANT:
***Q+AL PRE-SALES

If you are registered with The Official International Queen Fan Club, QueenOnline or Adam Lambert Official Fan Club, please check your e-mail inbox for pre-sale details now, as some PRE-SALES START TODAY! ***


QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT today announced they are to play an extensive tour of the UK and Europe early in the New Year.

In what is certain to be among next year’s most sought out music events, Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a six-week long set of dates across Europe beginning mid January.

Having only earlier this month wound down a sold out world tour taking in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and outdoor festival stops in Korea and Japan, Queen + Adam Lambert are sparing no time in taking their critically-hailed partnership back on the road.

Coming two years after May, Taylor and Lambert last performed a short tour together of the UK and Europe, this lengthier outing will see Queen  + Adam Lambert perform 21 shows in 10 countries. The band’s tour opens in the UK at Newcastle Arena on January 13 and will see the band play a total of seven shows across the UK including London’s O2 Arena. The tour then takes in France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, and Czech Republic and ends February 19 in Switzerland at Zurich’s Hallenstadion.

Tickets for the UK shows will go on sale from 9.00am this coming Friday, 3rd October.  All other concerts across Europe are on sale same time excepting Germany where sales begin the following day, Saturday October 4. Tickets available from venues and usual outlets.

Reaction to the dates is expected to equal that seen at the announcement of their US shows where an on-sale rush for tickets saw the band sell out 24 dates in record time. Queen and Lambert matched the expectations, winning glowing reviews from fans and critics alike:

"Guaranteed to blow your mind, indeed". (Entertainment Weekly)

"We were rocked, Queen is still the champion, and Lambert is a skilled voice to ensure that their music will remain live for a generation of fans". (VH1)

“Rejuvenated Queen reigns supreme. Bow down fans, your new Queen is worthy of your love and devotion”. (Edmonton Journal, Canada)

 “Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and newcomer Adam Lambert blew the roof off in an energetic rock extravaganza which pulled no punches. Their extraordinary musical talent showed no signs of waning”. (The Daily Telegraph, Sydney).

“Queen and Adam Lambert delivered just over two hours of pure sensation straight into the nerves and bones of anyone fortunate enough to witness it. Freddie may be gone, but he would surely approve”. (Brisbane Times)

“Did they rock us? Oh YES!” (New York Daily News).

Queen first teamed up with Adam Lambert in 2009 to perform the band's rock anthem "We Are the Champions" on "American Idol's" season's eight finale. Lambert and Queen partnered again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast. In the summer of 2012 they performed their first live concerts together with three sold-out shows in the UK at London's Hammersmith Apollo as well as concert appearances in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

A further one-off performance together at the IHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September at which they effectively stole the show triggered a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house.  With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

Now the winning combination of Queen + Adam Lambert follows with what will surely be an equally triumphant tour of the UK and Europe. And Lambert is keen to alert fans of the show changes that can be expected.

"On the technical side, it's definitely more of a production than two years ago," he says. "We've had a lot more cities to visit and so I think we all decided to build up the visuals and the stage accordingly, and of course we do all the hits." "We have a very interesting set design,” says Brian May. “It's big and daring. We're going to do it to the max." he says. "Each time we've worked with Adam with our music, he's just the most incredible front man," Roger Taylor says. "He's sensational. He has this amazing range, 'cause Freddie had a great range. Adam can really cover it. He's an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality. It is very comfortable.”

As for the future, it would seem the Queen  + Adam Lambert partnership is likely, for now, to remain limited to their live collaborations. Lambert is currently in the final stages of writing and recording his third album. May and Taylor are getting ready their forthcoming album, Queen Forever, a new compilation set which includes previously unreleased material recorded with Freddie Mercury, released November 10.

Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none. Record sales in the hundreds of millions of units, including an unprecedented string of number one albums and top-charting singles, continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales. Earlier this year Queen were officially recognized as the first artist ever to sell over six million copies of an album in the UK with their Greatest Hits album, beating out even the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper by close on a million copies, pointing to the astonishing fact that at least one in three British households now own a copy of the band’s original Greatest Hits collection. 

Adam Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show’s history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. His subsequent tour took Lambert from Australia to South Africa, throughout Asia and Eastern Europe and culminated in a sold-out arena show in Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Lambert appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE.  He is currently in the final stages of writing and recording his third album.

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT – UK and EUROPE TOUR DATES 2015

UK  
Tue 13 January  NEWCASTLE Arena
Wed 14 January GLASGOW Hydro
Sat 17 January LONDON O2 Arena
Tue 20 January LEEDS Arena
Wed 21 January  MANCHESTER Arena
Fri 23 January  BIRMINGHAM NIA
Sat 24 January NOTTINGHAM Arena
   
EUROPE  
Mon 26 January   PARIS Zenith
Thu 29 January COLOGNE Lanxess Arena
Fri 30 January  AMSTERDAM, Ziggo Dome
Sun 1 February VIENNA Stadhalle
Mon 2 February MUNICH Olympiahalle
Wed 4 February BERLIN O2
Thu 5 February HAMBURG O2
Sat 7 February FRANKFURT Festhalle
Sun 8 February BRUSSELS Palais 12
Tue 10 February MILAN Forum
Fri 13 February STUTTGART Schleyerhalle
Sun 15 February HERNING Jyske Bank Boxen
Tue 17 February PRAGUE O2
Thu 19 February ZURICH Hallenstadion

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**Sun 28 Sep 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 28 SEPTEMBER
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In 1980 - Queen played Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA.
In 1984 - Teachers soundtrack album released ft “Foolin’ Around (Teachers Soundtrack Mix” by Freddie Mercury.
In 1987 - Brian May wrote letter for the Queen Fan Club Autumn 1987 Magazine at Sarm studios (West) - includes that the band recently met to watch The Magic Years and thanks fans for sympathies on death of his father.
In 1992 - Roger Taylor on Shakin’ Stevens’ single “Radio” released in UK. As on Shakin’ Stevens The Collection, Radio CD single.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan.
In 1998 - The Brian May Band played Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden.
In 1998 - Roger Taylor released Electric Fire album.

Roger Taylor - 'Electric Fire' album EPK, 1998 - http://youtu.be/o3vA5vMyB3c

In 1998 - Roger Taylor release Pressure On single in the UK - reached No 53 in album charts.
In 2008 - Queen+PR played Datch Forum di Assago, Milano, Italy.


Queen + Paul Rodgers Milan 2008: C-lebrity - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aXhqRi_gok

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**Sat 27 Sep 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 27 SEPTEMBER
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In 1981 - Queen played Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela - filmed for later release, but it never was.
In 1984 - Queen played the Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany.
In 1989 - Queen filmed a video for Scandal, Pinewood Studios directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher - released on The Miracle EP VHS and Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD.

Queen - Scandal - http://youtu.be/VMO3YNoNyTY

Queen - Scandal [Behind The Scenes] - http://youtube.com/watch?v=G3TYMCapwOs

In 1992 - Brian May guest appearance Pavarotti & Friends, Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy, “Too Much Love Will Kill You” and “La Donna e Mobile (Live At Pavarotti International)”. Programme broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and recorded by Italian TV.
In 1993 - Queen released the first batch of CD's in Queen Digital Master Series, UK - Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races and News Of The World.
In 1994 - Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs released Limited Edition CD remaster of The Game (USA).
In 1998 - Brian May Band at Rockafella, Oslo, Norway,
In 2000 - Guest appearance 5ive + Queen appeared Millennium Dome, London, UK
In 2003 - Brian May guest appearance WWRY Musical, Dominion Theatre, London, UK, played Bohemian Rhapsody.
In 2013 - Brian May played for Hope 4 Apes, The Savoy, London, UK.

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**Fri 26 Sep 14**
NEVER-SEEN QUEEN PHOTOS PUBLISHED BY OLD SCHOOL PAL OF FREDDIE MERCURY
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Visions of QueenBEDFORD TODAY
26 September 2014

Unseen photos of rock group Queen are being published in a new book - with a foreward from Freddie Mercury’s Bedford-based school friend.

Bruce Murray, who runs The Music Centre, in Tavistock Street, grew up in India, where he and Mercury formed their first band, The Hectics, while at St Peter’s boarding school.

Mr Murray said the remarkable thing about Mercury, who they called Fred Bulsara (his real name being Farrokh), was his talent for playing the piano.

He said: “I remember him as very shy, but very funny in his own way. Fred would listen to a song once and sit down at the piano and play any song we chose.”

The boys were just 14, and 15 at the time, and kept in touch as Queen became increasingly popular.

The last time the pair met was in Las Vegas, several years before Mercury died in 1991.

Freddie and school palsThe book features a collection of images from the personal archive of freelance rock photographer Steve Emberton, who moved to Bedford from America.

Much of his work was featured in former music magazine Record Mirror, but he built up a library of unused photos of Queen from 1975-to-79, now published by Bedford-based Wymer Publishing.

The book is available for £29.99 from The Music Centre.

 


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Visions of QueenCOLLECTOR'S EDITION (WYMER PUBLISHING):

Drawing on the archives of Record Mirror staff photographer Steve Emberton and concert photographer Alan Perry, Visions of Queen contains fabulous colour and monochrome images of the band taken between 1975, as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was climbing up the charts, through to December 1979.

The vast majority of these images, which have laid untouched since the day the photos were taken, have never been published before and have been scanned directly from the original negatives and digitially restored.

This is a high quality, hardback, large format (26.8cms x 32.5cms, 10.5" x12.7") deluxe, coffee-table book, housed in a slipcase, with the images printed on matt art paper.

Included in this collection are images taken near the beginning of the 1975 UK Night At The Opera Tour in Coventry, and at London’s Hammersmith Odeon; Hyde Park in 1976; previously unseen images from the Day At The Races press launch at Kempton Park in September 1976; Wembley Arena on the News Of The World tour in 1978; and from Manchester and Liverpool on the 1979 Crazy Tour.

With a foreword by Bruce Murray, Freddie Mercury’s band mate from his first group The Hectics, along with personal anecdotes from the photographers, make Visions of Queen an essential tome that documents Queen’s ascendancy from theatres to arenas.

This Collector's Edition - available from publisher - comes complete with a set of 5 A4 bonus prints reproduced on gloss art paper, perfect for framing.  One print of each band member and one group shot.

Also available at: AMAZON.CO.UK
Visions of Queen Collector's Edition
by Steve Emberton (Author), Alan Perry (Author)
Hardcover: 120 pages
Publisher: Wymer Publishing (2014)

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**Fri 26 Sep 14**
CONGRATULATIONS TO DR ROGER TAYLOR
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Roger at Plymouth University today accepting his Honorary Doctorate of Music.

Roger Taylor - Plymouth
Roger Taylor accepts Honorary Degree

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**Fri 26 Sep 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 26 SEPTEMBER
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In 1980 - Queen played Boston Gardens, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
In 1981 - Queen played 2nd show at Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
In 1984 - Queen played Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany.
In 1984 - John Deacon Queen Fan Club Magazine letter, mentioning Freddie Mercury intended to return to studio to finish Mr Bad Guy album in November.
In 1986 - Magnum released Vigilante album, produced by Roger Taylor and David Richards.
In 1992 - Brian May gave a brief interview for Italian TV day before the appearance on Pavarotti International Show in Modena, Italy.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
In 2003 - Brian Man and Roger Taylor took a part in filming of a Pepsi advertisement at CineCitta Studios, Rome, Italy. Brian also produced a special version of We Will Rock You with Beyonce, Britney and Pink on vocals.


Making of We Will Rock You Pepsi Commercial  - http://youtube.com/watch?v=tvdfMPU-aDE

In 2008 - Queen+PR played Palalottomatica, Rome, Italy. “I Want To Beak Free (Live - 26/0908”, “I Want It All (Live - 26/09/09)” and "Bohemian Rhapsody (Live - 26/09/08)” released to download.


QUEEN Roma 2008 - I want it all - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpxdG1rAqc8



Queen+Rodgers / I want It All @ Rome 26/9/2008 - http://http://youtu.be/PmuErVC9K0g

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**Thu 25 Sep 14**
BO RHAP IN NEW THOMPSON AD
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Here is the No 1 Travel and Tourism Advertisement....

Thomson - A Film About A Smile
BEATTIE MCGUINNESS BUNGAY
Voiceover by William Shatner
Music - Bohemian Rhapsody

Happiness awaits...Life turns around quickly for this little Teddy on a fun-filled family vacation.

Discover Your Smile here - www.discoveryoursmile.co.uk


NEW Thomson advert ‘A film about a smile’ (Bohemian Rhapsody) - Extended Version
- http://youtu.be/6kMlGymb8jY

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Thu 25 Sep 14**
OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS - QUEEN EDIT
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Oh You Pretty Things - The Story Of Music & Fashion 2014 (HD)
- https://youtu.be/6Jjs1-pdn0o

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Thu 25 Sep 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 25 SEPTEMBER
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In 1965 - The Opposition played Clive Castledine's house, Leicester, UK.
In 1965 - The Reaction played the Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, UK.
In 1981 - Queen played the Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
In 1982 - Queen played live on Saturday Night Live Show’, Studio 8H, NBC, New York, New York, USA, played “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Under Pressure”.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band appeared on Taratata TV show, France 2 Studios, Paris, France, played “Driven By You”, “We Will Rock You”, to promote Back To The Light.
In 2001 - The Mick Ronson Memorial Concert 3-CD released ft Roger Taylor throughout.
In 2010 - Brian May + Roger Taylor played live at Roger’s wedding party in Roger's garden, Surrey, UK.

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**Wed 24 Sep 14**
FOO FIGHTERS - SON AND DAUGHTER
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Check out clip Foo Fighters cover....

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**Wed 24 Sep 14**
LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ON BILLBOARD
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LIve at Rainbow 74 debuted at number ... 2 in the USA Billboard Music Video Sales.

Live At The Rainbow Debut Billboard DVD Chart

Thanks to Lech Janicki

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**Wed 24 Sep 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY 24 SEPTEMBER
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In 1980 - Queen played the War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA.
In 1984 - Queen played the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany.
In 1987 - Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe attended a reception at the Spanish Embassy in London.
In 1988 - The Cross live at Cosford Mill, Surrey, UK.
In 1997 - Roger Taylor appeared on Tiswas TV Programme, ITV.
In 1998 - Brian May played the Martinihal, Groningen, The Netherlands.
In 1998 - Roger Taylor played Cyberbarn, Cosford Mill, Surrey, UK.In 2002 - Hollywood Records released The Platinum Collection boxed set, N America.
In 2004 - Brian May guest appearance StratPack Concert ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Fender’s Stratocaster’, Wembley Arena, London, UK.
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Bercy, Paris, France.
In 2011 - Queen's book "40 years Of Queen" was made available from today.
In 2012 - Eagle Rock Entertainment released Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender documentary on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender [Trailer] - http://youtu.be/arVda4t1et4

Great Pretender Blu-ray

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**Tue 23 Sep 14**
KILLER QUEEN VODKA - COLLECTING QUEEN
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Killer Queen Vodka (2014) - https://youtu.be/5_VnYDWyQ7o

Here is the specially made Queen sanctioned bottle of Vodka from RnR Brew and Bravado that was launched in the UK on 17th September 2014. This Queen themed Vodka celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 'Killer Queen' single and this 700ml bottle can be ordered from the RnR Brew website killerqueenvodka.com and retails at £25.
Piano by Mariano Bryner.

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**Tue 23 Sep 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 23 SEPTEMBER
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In 1966 - The Reaction played The Old Barn Club, Penzance, UK.
In 1976 - Queen thanked fans for attending their Hyde Park show by way of a "thank you" advert in the music press.
In 1976 - Queen held a Day At The Races launch party at Kempton Park, London, UK.
In 1980 - Queen played the Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY, USA.
In 1982 - Unofficial 6 track “Gettin’ Smile” LP released Japan only.

Gettin' Smile LP

In 1990 - Press reception for the Black & Gold Theatre Company’’s Macbeth.
In 1998 - Brian May played the Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium - released for download “Tie Your Mother Down (Live - 23/09.08)”, and “Say It’s Not True (Live - 23/09/08)”.

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**Mon 22 Sep 14**
DETAILS ON THE QUEEN FOREVER COMPILATION
- PLUS BRIAN MAY AUDIO CLIP
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Queen have revealed the details of their upcoming compilation album, Queen Forever. The set, which will be available as a single-CD and as a double-disc set, was curated by guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. In a press release, the pair said the track list they chose is meant to “represent a definitive collection of Queen’s timeless love songs.” Along with singles and fan favorites, the set boasts some previously unreleased material, including the song “There Must Be More to Life than This,” which late singer Freddie Mercury worked on with Michael Jackson in the early ‘80s. There’s also the track “Let Me In Your Heart Again,” which was recorded during sessions for 1984’s The Works but didn’t make the final cut. Pick up Queen Forever on November 11th.

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RELATED AUDIO: At a recent Queen event, Brian spoke to us about what to expect on the set and how it was compiling it.

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TIDBIT: Also on the album is a stripped-down ballad version of Freddie’s solo hit, “Love Kills.”
TALKING POINT: Are you excited about Queen Forever?

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**Mon 22 Sep 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 22 SEPTEMBER
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In 1984 - Queen played Europahalle, Hanover, Germany.
In 1992 - John Deacon wrote in letter for the Fan Club Autumn 1992 magazine that the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert video would be released for Christmas.
In 1995 - Brian May guest appearance with Zucchero Bologna, Italy for “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” and “Madre Dolcissima”.
In 1998 - Brian May Band played La Cigale, Paris, France.
In 2006 - Brian May guest appearance with McFly Wembley Arena, London, UK.
In 2006 - Roger Taylor named Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's Open 60 yacht Saga Insurance, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK.
In 2006 - Freddie Mercury Gold award for “Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs - Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo “ UK sales.


Freddie Mercury Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs Special Edition CD and DVD Set (2006)
- http://youtu.be/UjlGcDEvhk0

Here is Freddie Mercury's Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs compilation album that was released in the UK by EMI on 4th September 2006. This is the very best of Freddie Mercury solo that also includes remixes and rarities, and is the Special Edition 2 CD and 2 DVD set presented in a slip case.
Piano by Mariano Bryner.

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