Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 26 June
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1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [37 years]
1986 : Queen live on Magic Tour at Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany, in front of 22 600 audience. [31 years]
1988 : Brian attended a charity cricket match in Ipswich. [29 years]
1988 : John was making an appearance in the Morris Minor and The Majors video This Is The Chorus, however his few seconds in the video didn't help to the song. [29 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dJ6UfNgRic
1993 : Brian live at Olympiastadion, München, Germany. [24 years]
1994 : Brian joined Paul Rodgers during Gibson's Night Of 100 Guitars concert (Gibson Guitar 100th Anniversary) at Wembley Conference Centre, London, UK. [23 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_EUcgIU1r4

••• 27 June
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1970 : Queen live at City Hall, Truro, UK. This is the very first concert using the name Queen, despite the local Cornish papers billing them under their former name Smile. This is due to the event having been arranged a good while earlier, by Roger Taylor's mother. [47 years]
1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [37 years]
1993 : Brian live on Back To The Light Tour at Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary. [24 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=pEy54GjMdgU
2008 : Queen+PR live being a part of a concert honouring Nelson Mandela at 90 at Hyde Park, London, UK. Their short set was started with One Vision and followed by The Show Must Go On, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions and All Right Now. [9 years] http://www.happybirthdaymandela.com/frontHome.seam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8WF7Z_f7PA http://youtube.com/watch?v=amG-3BiiEu8
••• 28 June
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1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [37 years]
1984 : Queen received a Silver Clef at the Music Therapy Awards for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. [33 years]
1986 : Queen live at Olympiahalle, München, Germany in front of 11200 audience. [31 years]
1989 : Queen released Breakthru single in USA. [28 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q34b.shtml
1991 : Brian went to see Yes at Wembley Arena, London, UK. [26 years]
1992 : Brian appeared at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, on stage with Elton John while in Whitehall a special dinner evening was held in honour of Freddie with a performance of Verdis Il Travatore (one of Freddie's favourite operas). Montserrat Caballe was guest of honour. [25 years]
1996 : Brian attended an AC/DC concert at Wembley Arena, London, UK. [21 years]
••• 29 June (Today)
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1979 : Queen released live version of Love Of My Life on single with Now I'm Here on b-side in the UK. [38 years]
1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [37 years]
1986 : Queen live on Magic Tour at Olympiahalle, München, Germany again to 11200 fans. [31 years]
1993 : Brian live on Back To The Light Tour at Stadio Bradioa, Modena, Italy. [24 years]
2002 : Roger made an appearance with Jools Holland at Glastonbury Festival at the Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK. [15 years]
••• 30 June
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1980 : Queen released their 8th album The Game in the UK and USA. In North America it was sucessful mainly thanks to Another One Bites The Dust single and Queen went there to play a big tour. The image of the group has changed significantly - except Brian everyone shortened their hairs and Freddie started to wear a moustache. [37 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q09tg.shtml
1980 : Queen started a tour of the USA & Canada at PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, with a new lighting rig called the Fly Swatter or G2 Razor. Another innovative move towards interactive lighting rigs. [37 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=gamena
1993 : Brian live at Stadio Bradioa, Modena, Italy. [24 years]
••• 1 July
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1967 : The Opposition live at Royal Oak, Wigston, UK. [50 years]
1968 : Roger went to Cornwall to arrange his last gigs with The Reaction, who now consisted of Roger on drums and lead vocal - Mike Dudley on guitar, John Snell on sax and Rock Thorning on bass. [49 years]
1978 : Brian and Roger went to Earls Court, London, UK, to see David Bowie. [39 years]
1978 : JULY – OCTOBER Mountain Studios, Montreux, and Super Bear Studios, Nice (Jazz sessions) [39 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Coliseum, Seattle, USA. [37 years]
1985 : Freddie released his 3rd single (2nd from Mr. Bad Guy album) Made In Heaven. Even quite expensive video this song didn't have wider success, however 10 years later was re-recorded by Queen for Made In Heaven album. On B-side of this single was She Blows Hot And Cold, also available on the 12" version. [32 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f03mih.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=ht-ieonPawg
1986 : Queen live performing first of two shows at Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland, in front of 11400 audience. [31 years]
1989 : Brian cracked his shoulder whilst skateboarding in San Diego [28 years]
1991 : Queen received 7x platinum and 8x platinum awards for Greatest Hits I sales in the UK. [26 years]
1995 : John watched his second eldest son, Michael, play with his band Baker at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK, supporting the SAS band. John then performed with the SAS band later on. [22 years]
1998 : Brian appeared on Italian TV in a show called Angel: Sottole Le Stelle in Rome at a benefit show in a id of leukemia on TV RAI 1. He played On My Way Up on playback. [19 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=-4hFI_O0D3g
••• 2 July
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1966 : 1984 live on Henley-On-Thames Boat Club. [51 years]
1971 : Queen played their first ever gig with John Deacon at Surrey College. Freddie didn't like John's tee shirt, and so lent him a different one. [46 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Coliseum, Portland, USA. [37 years]
1985 : Freddie released Living On My Own single in USA. The song didn't have any success until was released as a techno remix. [32 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f04lomo.shtml
1986 : Queen live performing 2nd show on Magic Tour at Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland. [31 years]
1993 : Brian's concert at Napoli Stadio Lamberti, Salerno, Italy, was cancelled because the Chief of Police said the authorities had banned the show from taking place as they claimed it would cause major traffic problems and pose a noise pollution hazard to local residents. [24 years]
2005 : Queen+PR live on Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour at Estadio Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal. [12 years]