Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 20 February
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1971 : Queen live at Kingston Polytechnic, London, UK. [46 years]
1976 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour at Syrian Mosque, Pittsburg, USA. [41 years]
1977 : Queen Live on A Day At The Races Tour at Civic Centre, Lakeland, USA. [40 years]
1979 : Queen live performing 2nd show at Palacio De Deportef, Barcelona, Spain, on Live Killers tour. [38 years]

••• 21 February
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1974 : Queen appeared for the first time at Top Of The Pops with Seven Seas Of Rhye (at the time not released yet). At this time Top Of The Pops was very important TV program presenting music to whole country. [43 years] http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/
1975 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, USA. [42 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, USA. [40 years]
1979 : Queen live performing 3rd show at Palacio De Deportef, Barcelona, Spain, on Live Killers tour. [38 years]
1988 : The Cross live at Polytechnic, Leicester, UK. [29 years]
2003 : Queen received 3x platinum award for Platinum Collection sales in the UK. [14 years]
••• 22 February
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1975 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour at Farm Arena, Harrisburg, USA. [42 years]
1976 : Queen live on A Night At The Opera Tour at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, USA. [41 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Auditorium, Birmingham, USA. [40 years]
1978 : Brian appeared in Yorkshire TV Pop Quest programe talking about his home made guitar known as Red Special. [39 years]
1992 : BBC Radio 1 broadcasted 'Guitar Legends' with Brian recorded at Seville in October. [25 years]
1994 : Roger was invited by Monitor-EMI to visit Prague in Czech Republic. In Prague Roger was awarded with gold disc for Greatest Hits II. [23 years]
1994 : Brian appeared as guest on Nicky Campbell show on BBC 1. After the show Brian went and gave blood which was then tissue typed to see if he was a match for the tragic little boy Rhys Daniels, who was suffering from a rare genetic disease called Battens Disease. Brian didn't match. [23 years]
1998 : Roger joined SAS Band at Alton Lord Mayor Treloar College, Hampshire, UK, in Rock And Roll during charitative concert. [19 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_tJt4wL3IE
2002 : Barbara Valentin, close friend of Freddie died. [15 years]
••• 23 February
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1968 : The Opposition live at Roundhills Youth Centre, Thumaston, UK. [49 years]
1974 : Queen released 2nd single Seven Seas Of Rhye with See What A Fool I've Been on b-side. EMI promoted this singe quickly, mainly due to appearance of Queen in Top Of The Pops and Kenny Everet from Capital Radio, who was playing the single as much as possible. [43 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q02ssor.shtml
1975 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour performing afternoon and evening show at Erlinger Theater, Philadelphia, USA. Freddie had to visit a throat specialist at Philadelphia University Hospital barely able to speak after the shows. [42 years]
1976 : Queen live performing 2nd show on A Night At The Opera Tour at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, USA. [41 years]
1977 : Queen live A Day At The Races Tour at Keil Auditorium, St. Louis, USA. [40 years]
1979 : Queen live at Pabellon Del Real Madrid, Madrid, Spain, on Live Killers tour. [38 years]
1987 : Freddie released 7th solo single The Great Pretender, cover version of the original by The Platters from 1956. Expensive video were filmed with various Queen scenes for the shoot and also hundreds of cardboard cutouts made of himself. Roger and Peter Straker appeared in the video too, dressed as women. Song was successful and reached 4th place in charts. Also extended single was released. [30 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f07tgp.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o8VVczCOkI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtXnUEW_OXw
1987 : Freddie visits Barcelona to meet Montserrat Caballe at the Ritz Hotel [30 years]
1988 : The Cross live at Polytechnic, Sheffield, UK. [29 years]
1993 : Brian live on Back To The Light Tour at Erwin Centre, Austin, Texas. [24 years]
1993 : Brian released his Back To The Light solo album in the USA. [24 years]
••• 24 February (Today)
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1967 : The Reaction live at Penmare Hotel, Hayle, UK. After the show Roger was involved in a crash in the van and ends up in the Royal Cornwall Hospital, luckily nothing serious. [50 years]
1968 : John's The Opposition at Youth Club Hall , Kibworth, UK. [49 years]
1968 : 1984 live at URL1 Club, London, UK. [49 years]
1969 : Freddie, Brian, Roger and Tim went to see Jimi Hendrix at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. [48 years]
1975 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour at Kennedy Centre, Washington DC, USA. Freddie had almost lost his voice after two shows, Jack Nelson and Dave Thomas stayed in Philadelphia with Freddie to see a throat specialist, and the others flew to Washington. Freddie was told he had nodes through having over strained his voice. They flew to Washington themselves and Freddie decided to sing. [42 years]
1981 : Queen were not allowed to play at Maracana Stadium, Rio, Brazil.Local authorities gave to brazilian promoter Alfredo Capalbo negative resolution even when Queen offered money to go to a charity in return for the show. However for forthcomming tour another venues were booked in Argentina and Brazil, later in Venezuela and Mexico. [36 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=southam
1988 : The Cross live at Rock City, Nottingham, UK. [29 years]
1997 : EMI re-released A Night At The Opera and The Freddie Mercury Album on vinyls for the celebration of 100 years existence of this record company. Covers and releases are almost identical to its predecessors. [20 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q04anato.shtml http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/f03tfma.shtml
1997 : March 1997 Brian also visits Beijing [20 years]
2004 : Brian and Roger arrived at Moscow airport in Russia, to launch the Russian production of We Will Rock You musical. In the evening they had a supper in the Pushkin restaurant. [13 years]
••• 25 February
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1967 : The Opposition live at Antiquity Club, Churchgate, UK. [50 years]
1975 : Freddie visited another throat specialist in Washington and he is told they were not nodes after all, but swelling in the throat and he was told to rest his voice completely. A show in Pittsburg was canceled. [42 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Moody Coliseum, Dallas, USA. [40 years]
1979 : Queen live at Les Arenas, Poitiers, France, on Live Killers tour. [38 years]
1985 : John and keyboard player Henry Crallan (from Kevin Ayers Band) opened Milo Studios in London. [32 years]
1985 : Brian had his own programe on Capitol Radio where he played his favorite tracks. [32 years]
1985 : (for March 23) Freddie at Heaven nightclub, London [32 years]
1985 : 9 Feb - Roger attends the BRIT awards 13 March - Roger attends Ivor Novello awards [32 years]
1991 : The Cross started to work on 3rd album Blue Rock in Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Bath. Finally the album was released only in German speaking countries and it was also the end for band's career. [26 years] http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=11:7s17gjvrj6iv http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=11:7s17gjvrj6iv
1993 : Brian live at Jefferson Civic Centre Coliseum, Birmingham, USA, with Guns N' Roses as a support band. [24 years]
2003 : Brian and Roger attended a press conference at the Calderon Theatre, Madrid, Spain. They announced the Spanish production of We Will Rock You musical scheduled to open on October 1st, later also conducted interviews with the Spanish press and TV. [14 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdNKyOD3cnQ
2004 : Brian and Roger met with fans in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Later they had a supper in the Mario restaurant for three hours. In the evening they went shopping at GUM, one of Moscow's biggest shopping centre, and after that ate at Bagration. [13 years]
••• 26 February
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1976 : Queen live A Night At The Opera Tour at Keil Auditorium, St. Louis, USA. [41 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Sam Houston, Houston, USA. [40 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMcA1_lRrWg
1988 : The Cross live at Manchester University, Manchester, UK. [29 years]
1998 : Brian was with Anita Dobson on Caribbean Island of Curacao to watch the Solar Eclipse. [19 years] http://uk.geocities.com/martin.mobberley@btinternet.com/Carribean1998.txt
2004 : Brian and Roger held a press conference at Balchug Hotel in Moscow to launch We Will Rock You musical in Russia. Later in the day they went to visit MTV Russia to take part in Total Show and the evening they returned to the UK. [13 years]