Queen Diary - day by day

••• 19 October
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1981 : Queen released Greatest Flix VHS in the UK. It was the first time any band had released a compilation video, featuring all the videos they had made from Bohemian Rhapsody to Flash (released before this album). The release was acompanied with photo book Greatest Pix. Later this compilation video apperared on Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD with different video for Bycicle Race. [38 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q01gf.shtml
1981 : Queen took a publishing company to court to prevent unauthorised publication of a book called Queen-The First Ten Years and they won the injunction against Alexander J Muir and distributors Music Sales & Record & Tape Sales. The injunction stood until a full appeal could be heard. They eventually lost the battle and the book was published. They've never bothered to fight a case like this since, even though many books have been published about them. [38 years]
1981 : Queen travel back to the US [38 years]
1984 : Queen live performing the last but one show at Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa. Due to enormous visit rates local EMI released short version of Live Killers. All proceeds were donated to Kutlwamong School for deaf-blind children. [35 years]
1991 : The Cross live at Schwarzwaldhalle, Appenweiher, Germany. [28 years]
1991 : Brian was a boss of Expo '92 Guitar festival in Seville, Spain. The concert broadcasted worldwide was full of guitar aces - Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Joe Walsh (Eagles) and for the first time ever Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) together with Brian on stage. [28 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=lWZIRWCFf34
1991 : Brian was filming video for Driven By You directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher. It was released only on Greatest Flix III VHS to date. [28 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/b02dby.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=-9TuUUcdUxQ
1998 : Roger released Live at the Cyberbarn VHS with live internet concert broadcasted from Roger's home at Cosford Mill, Surrey, UK. Reportedly it was the first ever internet broadcast of such event. Audience was formed from invited guests. [21 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/r01latc.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=qWl-NWoIskE
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland. [21 years]
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at Arena, Sheffield, UK. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2FpVfa_sRg

••• 20 October (Today)
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1973 : Queen live at Paris Theatre, London, UK. [46 years]
1977 : Queen agreed to honour their agreement to pay Trident a substantial sum providing all ties were severed quickly. [42 years]
1977 : Queen appeared on ITV at the Britannia Award Ceremony receiving their award for the best British single for the past 25 years for Bohemian Rhapsody. [42 years]
1978 : John had his hair shaved off, giving rise to his nickname Birdman. [41 years]
1982 : Queen live starting their 5th Japanese tour at Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan. [37 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=hotspaceus
1982 : (for October 15) Queen fly to Japan to start their tour [37 years]
1984 : Queen live performing last show at Sun City, Bophuthatswana, The Republic of South Africa. [35 years]
1986 : Queen released first video single ever Who Wants To Live Forever/A Kind Of Magic on VHS. [33 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q05wwtlf.shtml
1991 : The Cross live at Maintauberhalle, Wertheim, Germany. [28 years]
1995 : Brian flew from London's Heathrow to Delhi in India to watch the Solar Eclipse. [24 years]
2004 : German cinemas played Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl. [15 years]
••• 21 October
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1991 : The Cross live on their last tour at Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany. [28 years]
1995 : Brian was in India to watch the Solar Eclipse. [24 years]
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at Capitol, Offenbach, Germany. [21 years]
2003 : Nelson Mandela launched a worldwide music campaign to fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa. It was launched with the release of two tracks 46664 - Long Road To Freedom and Amandla performed by Anastacia, Queen and Dave Stewart. These songs were available via mobile phone lines only using the number 46664 and the website www.46664.com. Raised money were dedicated to The Nelson Mandela Foundation. [16 years] www.46664.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQCYgH1vpBc