Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 14 October
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1973 : Queen live at Le Blow Up, Luxembourg. This should have been recorded for the Radio Luxembourg 'In Concert' series radio show but recording went wrong and nothing was recorded onto tape. [46 years]
1984 : Queen live at Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana. [35 years]
1991 : The Cross live at Freiheitshalle, Hof, Germany. [28 years]
1991 : Queen released 40th single The Show Must Go On/Keep Yourself Alive. It was't too successful in time of release but much more after Freddie's death. [28 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q41tsmgo.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=4ADh8Fs3YdU
1992 : Brian, Roger and John attend the BMI Annual dinner at Dorchester Hotel, London, UK, where they received an award for writers of the music of Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby song. They are also presented with a cheque for 450 000 USD for Mercury Phoenix Trust for sale of the Hard Rock Cafe's t'shirts featuring the Innuendo artwork. [27 years]
1993 : Brian live at The World Theater, Minneapolis, USA. [26 years]
1994 : Roger live at Altes Presswork, Cologne, Germany. This was a showcase gig arranged by EMI. The show was filmed for German TV. [25 years]
1998 : Brian appeared on BBC One TV in Smith & Jones show playing himself in a comedy sketch. [21 years]
1998 : Roger appeared on BBC Radio 5 in Cybil Roscoe show and in the evening played live at Shepherds Bush Theatre, London, UK. [21 years]
2002 : Queen released Greatest Video Hits 1 on DVD in UK. A two-DVD set contains previously unreleased Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy from Top Of The Pops and so-called flame version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Also all videos have an introductory title and Bicycle Race has a brand new video. [17 years]
2005 : Roger appeared at Foo Fighters concert at Continental Airline Arena, New Jersey, USA. He played drums on Tie Your Mother Down along with Taylor Hawkins singing the song. Also Roger and Paul discussed Return Of The Champions release for VH-1 Classic. [14 years]
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at International Arena, Cardiff, UK. While Danny Miranda was hospitalised Neil Murray took his part for this gig. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSlcvf-Il2M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l85Z2Y8_94

••• 15 October
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1989 : Queen entered UK single chart at no. 26 with Scandal. On B-side there was My Life Has Been Saved, 6 years later re-recorded for Made in Heaven album. However this release was not successful even with support of video. [30 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q36s.shtml
1991 : The Cross live at Circus Krone, München, Germany. [28 years]
••• 16 October
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1970 : Queen live at College of Estates Manag., London, UK. [49 years]
1991 : The Cross live at Stadthalle, Memmingen, Germany. [28 years]
2004 : Brian and Roger performed We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions (Brian, Roger and We Will Rock You musical local cast) at Russian Music Awards Ceremony (RMA 2004), Moscow. [15 years]
2005 : Queen+PR live on Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA. [14 years]
2007 : Brian May attended Queen Rock Montreal launch at Hard Rock Cafe, London, UK. [12 years]
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at NIA, Birmingham, UK, again without Danny Miranda. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvEGYgar2lk
••• 17 October
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1981 : Queen live at Ignacio Zaragoza Estadio, Puebla, Mexico. Every fan was thoroughly cross-checked and batteries from all found recording machines were confiscated. The absurd fact is that inside the venue there was a booth selling batteries again (probably those, which had been confiscated at the entrance). [38 years]
1987 : The Cross appeared on TV kids programme No73 with Cowboys And Indians. [32 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=eecpiKu46KQ
1993 : Brian live at Majestic Theater, Dallas, USA [26 years]
2004 : Brian and Roger played at the We Will Rock You musical premiere afterpary at Cremlin Pallace, Moscow, Russia. This production closed only four months after its opening due to disagreements between the show's producers, despite fan protests to keep the show going. [15 years]
••• 18 October
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1981 : Queen live performing 2nd show at Ignacio Zaragoza Estadio, Puebla, Mexico. Huge audence and record-breaking ticket and album seals lead the band to negotiate on next concerts in Mexico in 1983. But due to expensive lease of the stadium this idea was stopped. [38 years]
1981 : Queen were originally scheduled to play Guadalarjara on the 17-18 November [38 years]
1984 : Queen live at Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana. [35 years]
1991 : The Cross live at Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland. [28 years]
1993 : Brian live at Rockefeller's West, Houston, USA. [26 years]
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at Milano, Italy. [21 years]
2002 : Brian and Roger represented Queen being honoured with their own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The 2 207th star on Hollywood Boulevard was be unveiled at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard. Brian and Roger also played live at Walk Of Fame afterparty in Los Angeles, USA. Queen were inducted into the Walk Of Fame and together with SAS Band played Tie Your Mother Down (Brian vocals, Nuno Bettencourt/Extreme guitar), Under Pressure (Roger + Patti Russo vocals), Another One Bites The Dust (Patti Russo vocals), Sleeping On The Sidewalk (Brian vocals), I'm In Love With My Car (Roger vocals), Stone Cold Crazy (Jeff Scott Soto vocals), Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Fred Mandel keyboards), Hammer To Fall slow/fast (Brian vocals), We Will Rock You + We Are The Champions (Roger + Brian vocals), Rock And Roll (Roger vocals, Steve Vai guitar, Carmine Appice drums). [17 years]
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvi6DywYD9g
••• 19 October
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1981 : Queen released Greatest Flix VHS in the UK. It was the first time any band had released a compilation video, featuring all the videos they had made from Bohemian Rhapsody to Flash (released before this album). The release was acompanied with photo book Greatest Pix. Later this compilation video apperared on Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD with different video for Bycicle Race. [38 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q01gf.shtml
1981 : Queen took a publishing company to court to prevent unauthorised publication of a book called Queen-The First Ten Years and they won the injunction against Alexander J Muir and distributors Music Sales & Record & Tape Sales. The injunction stood until a full appeal could be heard. They eventually lost the battle and the book was published. They've never bothered to fight a case like this since, even though many books have been published about them. [38 years]
1981 : Queen travel back to the US [38 years]
1984 : Queen live performing the last but one show at Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana, South Africa. Due to enormous visit rates local EMI released short version of Live Killers. All proceeds were donated to Kutlwamong School for deaf-blind children. [35 years]
1991 : The Cross live at Schwarzwaldhalle, Appenweiher, Germany. [28 years]
1991 : Brian was a boss of Expo '92 Guitar festival in Seville, Spain. The concert broadcasted worldwide was full of guitar aces - Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Joe Walsh (Eagles) and for the first time ever Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) together with Brian on stage. [28 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=lWZIRWCFf34
1991 : Brian was filming video for Driven By You directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher. It was released only on Greatest Flix III VHS to date. [28 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/b02dby.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=-9TuUUcdUxQ
1998 : Roger released Live at the Cyberbarn VHS with live internet concert broadcasted from Roger's home at Cosford Mill, Surrey, UK. Reportedly it was the first ever internet broadcast of such event. Audience was formed from invited guests. [21 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/r01latc.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=qWl-NWoIskE
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland. [21 years]
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at Arena, Sheffield, UK. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2FpVfa_sRg
••• 20 October (Today)
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1973 : Queen live at Paris Theatre, London, UK. [46 years]
1977 : Queen agreed to honour their agreement to pay Trident a substantial sum providing all ties were severed quickly. [42 years]
1977 : Queen appeared on ITV at the Britannia Award Ceremony receiving their award for the best British single for the past 25 years for Bohemian Rhapsody. [42 years]
1978 : John had his hair shaved off, giving rise to his nickname Birdman. [41 years]
1982 : Queen live starting their 5th Japanese tour at Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan. [37 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=hotspaceus
1982 : (for October 15) Queen fly to Japan to start their tour [37 years]
1984 : Queen live performing last show at Sun City, Bophuthatswana, The Republic of South Africa. [35 years]
1986 : Queen released first video single ever Who Wants To Live Forever/A Kind Of Magic on VHS. [33 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q05wwtlf.shtml
1991 : The Cross live at Maintauberhalle, Wertheim, Germany. [28 years]
1995 : Brian flew from London's Heathrow to Delhi in India to watch the Solar Eclipse. [24 years]
2004 : German cinemas played Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl. [15 years]