Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 6 July (Today)
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1973 : Queen released 1st ever single Keep Yourself Alive and the only single to fail to chart in the UK for their entire career. BBC Radio 1 rejected the song 5 times because the introduction was too long, but Radio Luxembourg played it a couple of times. [47 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q01kya.shtml
1980 : Queen live at Compton Terrace, Phoenix, USA. [40 years]
1984 : Queen released It's A Hard Life single in the USA. [36 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q26iahl.shtml
1984 : Freddie records solo album in Munich [36 years]
1993 : Brian live at Estadio Vincente Calderon, Madrid, Spain. [27 years]
1994 : Brian appeared at the Montreux Festival in Switzerland, with Paul Rodgers on Little Bit Of Love, All Right Now, Going Down To The Crossroads and Hoochie Coochie Man. Line up was Paul Rodgers (vocals, guitar), Neal Schon (guitar), Jason Bonham (drums), Ian Hatton (guitar), John Smithson (bass) and Steve Lukater guitar). [26 years]
1998 : Brian appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 2 Richard Allinson show and took some Virgin Radio competition winners to lunch at Planet Hollywood [22 years]
2005 : Queen+PR live on Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour at Rhein-Energie Stadion, Cologne, Germany. [15 years]

••• 7 July
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1974 : Queen went into Rockfield studios to rehearse songs for their Sheer Heart Attack album. [46 years]
1974 : Recording continues at Trident, Wessex and AIR studios until September 1974 [46 years]
1991 : Brian went to Milton Keynes Rock festival by helicopter. [29 years]
2000 : Brian and Roger mimed We Will Rock You on Top Of The Pops. [20 years]
2001 : Brian played I Don't Want Nobody (Teasin' Around With Me), Let Me Out , Tie Your Mother Down and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (All Star finale) at Montreux festival in a band with Jon Cleary (keyboards), Chris Spedding (guitar), John Hatton (bass), Bernie Dresel (drums), Ray Herrmann (saxophone), Charlie Peterson (horn), Emily, Jimmy and Anita May (vocals). [19 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=mB2aXhLHwZo http://youtube.com/watch?v=yGSOLRpx7LY
2007 : Roger performed a drum solo together with Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) to open Live Earth event at Wembley Stadium, London, UK. [13 years] http://www.liveearth.org/
••• 8 July
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1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Forum, Los Angeles, USA. [40 years]
1993 : Brian live at Zenith De Nancy, Nancy, France. [27 years]
2007 : Brian went to see Phil Collins at Twickenham Stadium, London, UK. [13 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=O7uHRbeaGa0
••• 9 July
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1966 : 1984 live at All Saints Church Hall, UK. [54 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, USA. [40 years]
1985 : Freddie's Made In Heaven single entered UK charts at no. 57. [35 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f03mih.shtml
1986 : Queen live on Magic Tour in St. James Park, Newcastle, UK, in front of 38 000 audience. [34 years]
1986 : Brian appeared on ITV Tyne Tees ' Northern Life' and BBC's 'Look North' TV programmes to talk about the Queen shows and the fact that they were donating all the proceeds from that evenings Newcastle St.James Park gig to the Save The Children Fund. [34 years]
1987 : Brian appeared on BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat programme and then he flew off to Vienna with Anita Dobson to make a video for her new single "Talking Of Love". [33 years]
1993 : Brian live at La Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France. [27 years]
2000 : Brian and Roger live as Queen on Party In The Park at Hyde Park, London, UK. They performed We Will Rock You (5ive on vocals), Tie Your Mother Down (5ive on vocals) and With A Little Help From My Friends (all-stars finale). Roger stayed for much of the day, Debbie was there with Tiger Lilly and Rufus. Brian stayed all day and his children - Jimmy, Louise and Emily - and Anita were all there. [20 years]
••• 10 July
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2005 : Queen+PR live on Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour at Gelredome, Arnhem, Holland. [15 years]
••• 11 July
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1971 : Queen live at Imperial College, London, UK. It was private event for invited guests from record labels. [49 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Forum, Los Angeles, USA. [40 years]
1986 : Queen live performing 1st of 2 shows on Magic Tour at Wembley Stadium, London, UK. Concert was sold out, they played in front of 80 000 audience. [34 years]
1993 : Brian live on his first solo Back To The Light Tour at Festivalground, Werchter, Belgium. [27 years]
1997 : Queen received gold award for Greatest Hits I & II sales in the US. [23 years]
2000 : Queen received platinum award for Greatest Hits I & II sales in the US. [20 years]
••• 12 July
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1980 : Queen live performing 4th show in line on The Game Tour at Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, USA. [40 years]
1982 : Queen received gold award for Hot Space sales in the US. [38 years]
1985 : Queen rehearsed for Live Aid at Shaw Theatre. ITV did an interview with them for Good Morning Britain. [35 years] http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HDMRaVIT7Zw
1986 : Queen live performing 2nd concert at Wembley Stadium, London, UK. They performed Big Spender for the first time in many years. There was a huge party after that last show at the Roof Gardens in Kensington. A band called "Dicky & The Hearts" was set up (Gary Glitter, Samantha Fox, Freddie, etc.). Whole concert was filmed and released on VHS, CD and DVD. [34 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q19law.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=AlQ8oTmlEtQ
1993 : A special early birthday party was held for Brian on a boat on the River Seine, Paris, France. [27 years]
1996 : Brian live at Montreux festival in Switzerland performing Madre Dolcissima (Mama) with Zucchero Fornaciari (vocals), Luciano Luisi (keyboards), Polo Jones (bass), Mario Schliro (guitar), Lisa Hunt (backing vocals), Mino Vergnaghi (backing vocals), James Thomson (bass), Derek Wilson (drums). [24 years]