Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 11 January
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1969 : Art live at West End Ballroom, Coalville, UK. [52 years]
1971 : Queen were looking for new bass player when Doug Bogey contacted them. After rehearshals at Imperial College Doug became a member of Queen - however only for two shows. [50 years]

••• 12 January
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1964 : Bulsara family left their home on Zanzibar due to political changes and came to UK to Feltham near London. [57 years]
1968 : John's The Opposition live at Casino Ballroom, Leicester, UK. [53 years]
1979 : Queen flew to Hamburg in Germany to rehearse for their European leg of the Jazz Tour. [42 years]
1985 : Queen made their first appearance at Rock In Rio festival in Brazil. They started their show at 2am and Freddie, dressed as a woman, caused a little trouble during I Want To Break Free. His clothes from the videoclip was not accepted by the fans and faced to many bottles and another rubbish thrown from the audience. He had to calm crowds down. The show was broadcasted live in the whole Latin America and the concert itself was the biggest event for Queen in terms of the audience count (250 000). After the show, local EMI organised huge party in Copacabana Beach Hotel and Brian went down to the beach where the fans had lighted 1 500 (is said) candlelights arranged to the Queen words. Later on EMI's party jumped dressed into pool (this shoot was later included in video for extended version of One Vision, released as a bonus of Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD. [36 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFOYLupigM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFvW6dF9LXM
1987 : Brian, being a part of a small party of British journalists, attended the premiere of Queen In Budapest film recorded at NĂ©pstadion, Budapest, Hungary. After the premiere a reception was held for 800 guests. [34 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q06lib.shtml
1987 : Queen received silver, gold and platinum awards for Live Magic sales in the UK. [34 years]
1987 : Roger and John on holiday in Los Angeles [34 years]
1992 : Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are The Days Of Our Lives single celebrated its 5th week in UK charts. The single was re-released before Christmass in 1991 in connection with Freddie's death as a second release since 1975. [29 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q42br.shtml
2005 : Brian and Roger appeared on 1000th repetition of We Will Rock You musical at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK. They joined in Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down and The Show Must Go On. All profits from this performance were given on behalf of victims of tsunami in Asia. [16 years]
••• 13 January
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1967 : John's The New Opposition live for the last time at Tennis Club, Leicester, UK. [54 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour playing first concert of the year at Auditorium, Milwaukee, USA. [44 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=adatrna
1998 : No One But You single reached 13th place in UK charts. [23 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q48noby.shtml
2002 : Brian went to see Aerosmith live at Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, USA. [19 years]
••• 14 January
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1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Dane County Coliseum, Madison, USA. [44 years]
1989 : BBC Radio 1 organised phone public inquiry for best Queen song. Bohemian Rhapsody placed 1st, A Kind Of Magic 2nd and I Want To Break Free 3rd. It was the biggest phone public inquiry ever organised by BBC. [32 years]
1991 : Innuendo (with Bijou on b-side) was released as 37th Queen single in the UK. US Hollywood Records, feared that song with length over 6 minutes wouldn't been played by the radio stations, chose Headlong for their release for the next day. Innuendo in UK hit first place in the charts almost immediately and it was also third Queen song, which reached no. 1 (together with Bohemian Rhapsody and Under Pressure). But week later Innuendo was uncrowned by Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden. Excellent animated videoclip was made for Innuendo, even with no new shoots of the band. Due to Persian Gulf war first version of the video with war scenes had to be 'censured' and replaced with different scenes in the middle. [30 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q38i.shtml
••• 15 January
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1966 : The Opposition live at Co-Operative Hall, Enderby, UK. [55 years]
1966 : Brian's 1984 live at Thames Rowing Club, Putney, UK. [55 years]
1967 : John and his band was evaluating another change of band's name. They decided for New Hood, but day after the name was changed to Feelin. [54 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Gardens, Columbus, USA. [44 years]
1990 : BBC 'Techno' broadcasted a document about the makings of The Miracle cover by Richard Gray. [31 years]
••• 16 January (Today)
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1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Convention Centre, Indianapolis, USA. [44 years]
1995 : Roger live at Hippodrome, Monfalcone, Italy. [26 years]
••• 17 January
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1975 : Queen released 4th single in UK Now I'm Here from Sheer Heart Attack album. It reached 34th position in charts. [46 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q04nih.shtml
1979 : Queen live on Jazz tour at Ernst Merckhalle, Hamburg, Germany. [42 years]
1991 : Headlong was released in USA, chosen by Hollywood Records instead of Innuendo, released three days before Headlong. [30 years]
1995 : Roger live at Palazetto, Schio, Italy. [26 years]
1997 : Brian, Roger and John visited premiere of Bejart Balet in Paris, France. They joined Elton John in The Show Must Go On, which was released on compilation Greatest Hits III. [24 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q22ghiii.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqoKI931VSc
2008 : Queen received gold and platinum award for Queen Rock Montreal + Live Aid in the US. [13 years]