Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 20 May
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1974 : Queen released Seven Seas Of Rhye single in USA. It didn't chart. [45 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q02ssor.shtml
1977 : Queen released first EP with songs from previous albums - Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Death On Two Legs, Tenement Funster (edited) and White Queen. It reached number 17 in charts. [42 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q09goflb.shtml
1985 : Queen's VHS Live In Rio was at number one in the UK video charts. [34 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q04lir.shtml
1985 : Queen received 3x platinum award for Greatest Hits I sales in the UK. [34 years]
1989 : When the band were in Switzerland recording Innuendo, Freddie took everyone for dinner at a restaurant called Giradets. Freddie Giradet is reputedly one of the worlds greatest chefs, and his restaurant one of the worlds greatest restaurants. Freddie Giradet even signed Freddie Mercury's menu. [30 years]

••• 21 May
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1966 : The New Opposition live at Village Hall, Countersthorpe, UK. [53 years]
1982 : Queen released their 12th album called Hot Space. It got at number 4 in UK charts, but this album is not rated well among the fans. Only Under Pressure, released in October 1981, single was successful from Hot Space album. Sales of the album surely affected the position of the band in USA, which they never visited again after 1982. [37 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q12hs.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=qF5rVdMcxoA
1982 : Queen live on Hot Space tour at Olympiahalle, Munchen, Germany. [37 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=hotspaceeu
1986 : John formed a band called The Immortals to do some music for the feature film The Biggles. They recorded the main theme song called No Turning Back and this was released as a single. Band members were John Deacon (bass), Lenny Zakatek (drums) and Robert Ahwai (vocals and guitar). [33 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/i01ntb.shtml http://www.biggles.nl/ http://youtube.com/watch?v=wamv7Yi-E6c
1990 : The Cross live at Capitol, Hannover, Germany. [29 years]
2002 : Brian and Roger with Ben Elton and Nigel Planer appeared on the ITV's programme This Morning in London, UK. After the interview Nigel Planer (from London's WWRY musical cast) performed These Are The Days Of Our Lives. [17 years]
••• 22 May (Today)
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1975 : Freddie won an Ivor Novello award for Killer Queen. [44 years] http://queen.musichall.cz/en/misc/queen-awards.html
1980 : Roger became a father for the first time when Felix Luther was born 2 months prematurely (Felix Luther can be spotted in 3rd part of Magic Years with footage from the backstage at Wembley Stadium sitting on Crystal's shoulders). [39 years]
1981 : Brian became a dad for the second time when Louisa was born. [38 years]
1981 : JULY – SEPTEMBER Mountain Studios, Montreux (Hot Space sessions) [38 years]
1985 : Freddie received gold award for Mr. Bad Guy sales in the UK. [34 years]
1986 : Freddie started filming the video for his single Time at 6am at the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road, London. It was the venue for the musical Time, and because of the show's matinee and evening performances, this was the only time Freddie and the crew could use the theatre. Later that day Freddie was still at the theatre when the afternoon performance began. He watched for a while from the wings, then during the interval he grabbed an ice-cream tray and went out front. It took a while before anyone realized their ice-cream seller was Freddie, and when he was finally recognised he started to throw the ice creams, telling people they could have them free, he'd pay for them all. [33 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=-IdPf3EYK6c
1986 : John attended the premiere of the Biggles movie, where he was introduced to the Prince and Princess of Wales. [33 years]
1989 : Queen released their 16th album in the UK called The Miracle. For the first time all songs on this albums are credited to Queen group. Until The Miracle, only Stone Cold Crazy and One Vision had been credited to the whole band. They realised they could work much better under collective credits. One of the reasons is also that royalties were now divided by four. A special phone number with pre-recorded message of Brian talking about forthcoming album filled with few samples. [30 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q16tm.shtml
1990 : The Cross live at Biskuithalle, Bonn, Germany. [29 years]
1993 : Brian live performing first show of the european part of Back To The Light Tour at Hayarkon Park, Tel Avivu, Israel. He was a support to Guns N' Roses. The Resurrection was later broadcasted in TV. [26 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=brian&tour=bttlgnr
1994 : Roger was a guest at the Great Music Experience at the Nara Todaiji Buddhist Temple in Japan. He played drums in Bed Of Roses (with Bon Jovi), Wanted Dead Or Alive (with Bon Jovi), Fly Into Your Dream (with Toshinori Kondo and Hotei) and performed Foreign Sand with Yoshiki. [25 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=epSgfYRW7e4
1994 : Roger released Foreign Sand single in Japan. [25 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/r07fs.shtml
2003 : Queen received gold and platinum award for Greatest Video Hits I sales in the US. [16 years]
2008 : Roger attended 53rd Ivor Novello Awards with Sarina Potgieter at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK. [11 years]
••• 23 May
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1967 : Ibex live at Honiton Hall, Penketh, UK. [52 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Hippodrome, Bristol, UK. [42 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=adatreu
1990 : The Cross live at Blickpunktstudios, Dortmund, Germany. [29 years]
1994 : The duo Dolezal/Rossacher was filming a video for Roger's Happiness in Vienna. [25 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=xP4n711ZmS8
2006 : Queen received 8x platinum award for Greatest Hits sales in the US. [13 years]
••• 24 May
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1977 : Queen live at Hippodrome, Bristol, UK, on A Day At The Races Tour. [42 years]
1990 : The Cross live on Mad Bad And Dangerous To Know Tour at Outpost, Gottingen, Germany. [29 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=thecross&tour=madbad
1993 : Brian live at Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece. [26 years]
••• 25 May
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1989 : Queen received silver, gold and platinum awards for The Miracle sales in the UK. [30 years]
1998 : Brian released The Business (Rock On Cozy Mix) on single with Maybe Baby and Brian Talks on b-side. The single also featured multimedia section with footage of Brian and Cozy with The Business and Brian Talks. [21 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=jbZ9mGpxW1g
2006 : Brian and Roger appeared on VH1 Rock Honors ceremony held at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, USA. The ceremony was opened with the Foo Fighters performing the Tie Your Mother Down. They were joined by Brian and Roger. Later Paul Rodgers came in and Queen+PR performed The Show Must Go On, We Will Rock You with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins on drums), We Are the Champions and Under Pressure. [13 years] http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/rock_honors/2006/ http://cz.youtube.com/watch?v=OWGU-umXlCQ
••• 26 May
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1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Gaumont, Southampton, UK. [42 years]
1990 : The Cross live at Docks, Hamburg, Germany. [29 years]
1992 : Queen released first 2CD album after Freddie's death named Live At Wembley '86 in the UK. The concert was recorded during the Magic Tour at Wembley Stadium on 12 July 1986. This album was later released again with remastered sond and slightly extended version of Tutti Frutti (on this was cut down). [27 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q19law.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=faUuwRDRrqA
1992 : Queen released limited edition of Box Of Tricks in luxury box covered with red satin, with a poster showing covers of all singles which had been released so far, a t-shirt, an emblem, an embrodiery, a VHS video with Queen live at Rainbow 1974, a photo book and with a CD having some 12" versions of singles. [27 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/qotherbotbox.shtml
1992 : Queen released first album after Freddie died with live recording from Wembley Stadium 1986. The double album reached 2nd place in charts. [27 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q19law.shtml
1993 : Brian live on Back To The Light Tour at Inon Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey. [26 years]
1994 : Roger appeared on TV in Japan in Music Station and performed Foreign Sand with Yoshiki. [25 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/r03h.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=6bn-BTO5C6M