Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 17 February
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1968 : John's The Opposition live at Dog & Gun, Thurmaston, UK. [52 years]
1975 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour at War Memorial, Trenton, USA. [45 years]
1979 : Queen live on Jazz tour at Palais De Sports, Lyon, France. [41 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=killers
1981 : Queen live performing 4th show at Budokan, Tokyo, Japan. [39 years]
1987 : Emily Ruth was born to Brian. [33 years]
1988 : Tabloid papers published new about Roger's break up with his long-standing girlfriend Dominique and started relationship with model Debbie Lang (backing vocalist of The Cross, also appeared in Breakthru video). [32 years]

••• 18 February
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1974 : Queen recorded backing vocals for Seven Seas Of Rhye for Top Of The Pops in Pete Townsend's studio. [46 years]
1976 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Civic Centre, Saginaw, Michigan, USA. [44 years]
1981 : Queen live performing last 5th show at Budokan, Tokyo, Japan. [39 years]
1989 : Roger attended Rock'n'Roll Banger Race Meeting organised byNordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre Charity at Wimbledon's racing course. [31 years]
1990 : Queen were awarded with special award for outstanding contribution to the music industry at Brit Awards ceremony. Band members took the award, while Brian delivered short speech. After the ceremony a huge party was organised at London's Groucho Club in Soho. [30 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeSvPDAi4l8
1996 : Brian and Roger attended British Phonographic Industry Awards at Earls Court in London, where Roger presented first Freddie Mercury Award (small copy of Montreux Freddie's statue) to War Child Foundation for the compilation album Help. [24 years]
••• 19 February
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1971 : Queen live at Hornsey Town Hall, London, UK with new bass player Doug Bogey. It was first show of two for Doug with Queen. [49 years]
1975 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour at Armory, Lewiston, USA. [45 years]
1976 : Queen live on A Night At The Opera Tour at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, USA. [44 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Sportatorium, Miami, USA. [43 years]
1979 : Queen live performing 1st of three shows at Palacio De Deportef, Barcelona, Spain, on Live Killers tour. [41 years]
1988 : The Cross first live performance at Leeds Uniatrsity, Leeds, UK. [32 years]
2000 : Roger live at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK. [20 years]
2000 : Roger appeared as a guest of SAS Band at Sheperd's Bush Empire, London, UK, in Radio Ga Ga. [20 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6mwWYnFAIE
••• 20 February (Today)
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1971 : Queen live at Kingston Polytechnic, London, UK. [49 years]
1976 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour at Syrian Mosque, Pittsburg, USA. [44 years]
1977 : Queen Live on A Day At The Races Tour at Civic Centre, Lakeland, USA. [43 years]
1979 : Queen live performing 2nd show at Palacio De Deportef, Barcelona, Spain, on Live Killers tour. [41 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. [46 years] http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/
1975 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, USA. [45 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, USA. [43 years]
1979 : Queen live performing 3rd show at Palacio De Deportef, Barcelona, Spain, on Live Killers tour. [41 years]
1988 : The Cross live at Polytechnic, Leicester, UK. [32 years]
2003 : Queen received 3x platinum award for Platinum Collection sales in the UK. [17 years]
••• 22 February
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1975 : Queen live on Sheer Heart Attack Tour at Farm Arena, Harrisburg, USA. [45 years]
1976 : Queen live on A Night At The Opera Tour at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, USA. [44 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Auditorium, Birmingham, USA. [43 years]
1978 : Brian appeared in Yorkshire TV Pop Quest programe talking about his home made guitar known as Red Special. [42 years]
1992 : BBC Radio 1 broadcasted 'Guitar Legends' with Brian recorded at Seville in October. [28 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. [26 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. [26 years]
1998 : Roger joined SAS Band at Alton Lord Mayor Treloar College, Hampshire, UK, in Rock And Roll during charitative concert. [22 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_tJt4wL3IE
2002 : Barbara Valentin, close friend of Freddie died. [18 years]
••• 23 February
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1968 : The Opposition live at Roundhills Youth Centre, Thumaston, UK. [52 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. [46 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. [45 years]
1976 : Queen live performing 2nd show on A Night At The Opera Tour at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, USA. [44 years]
1977 : Queen live A Day At The Races Tour at Keil Auditorium, St. Louis, USA. [43 years]
1979 : Queen live at Pabellon Del Real Madrid, Madrid, Spain, on Live Killers tour. [41 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. [33 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 [33 years]
1988 : The Cross live at Polytechnic, Sheffield, UK. [32 years]
1993 : Brian live on Back To The Light Tour at Erwin Centre, Austin, Texas. [27 years]
1993 : Brian released his Back To The Light solo album in the USA. [27 years]