Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 20 January
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1976 : Bohemian Rhapsody celebrated 9th week as a no. 1 in UK charts. [44 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q05br.shtml
1976 : Queen flew to the USA to start their world tour. They took a new face with them - a tour manager called Gerry Stickells. [44 years] http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/bio_view.aspx?q=8
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Civic Center, Saginaw , USA. [43 years]
1979 : Queen live at Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany. According to Queen archivist Greg Brooks here was the first live performance of Don't Stop Me Now. [41 years] http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0711948143/qid=1115365265/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_8_3/202-1618480-8299807
1984 : Video for Roger's Radio Ga Ga has its premiere on UK TV programme The Tube. Directed by David Mallet, the video was showing clips from classic silent German film Metropolis, clapping crows of members of Queen fan club. It was a big suprise, when the same crowds clapping became a standard during all live shows during Radio Ga Ga. First release of Radio Ga Ga video was on Works EP VHS. [36 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q03twep.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgxxWB77BQ4
1991 : Innuendo single entered at first place of UK charts. More than 100 thousands coppies were sold during the first week after the release, however it lasted as no. 1 only seven days. Single version has an extra explosion at the end. [29 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q38i.shtml
1995 : Roger live at Cesena Vidia Club, Italy, on his Happiness tour. [25 years]

••• 21 January
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1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Elliot Hall Of Music, Louisville, USA. [43 years]
1979 : Queen live at Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany, on Jazz tour. [41 years]
1981 : Queen received silver and gold awards for Flash Gordon sales in the UK. [39 years]
1995 : Roger live at Teatro Tenda, Florence, Italy, on his Happiness tour. [25 years]
2002 : Brian joined Foo Fighters in Conway Studios, Los Angeles, USA, to do some studio recording. He played in Tired Of You released on Foo's album One By One. [18 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-7ZWl2xFzA
••• 22 January
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1976 : Freddie was a secret guest on David Hamliton radio show. [44 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, USA. [43 years]
1995 : Roger live at Palladium, Rome, Italy. [25 years]
••• 23 January
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1977 : Queen live with A Day At The Races tour at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, USA. [43 years]
1979 : Queen with Jazz tour at Messesportspalace, Hannover, Germany. [41 years]
1984 : Queen released Radio Ga Ga (with Brian's I Go Crazy on b-side) as their first own single with catalogue sign Queen 1 on the back side. The single reached 4th place in UK charts (but many no. 1 in other countries). Radio Ga Ga was first Roger's song, which reached such position. Its success was also supported by video, directed by David Mallet. [36 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q24rgg.shtml
1995 : Roger live performing Happiness at Maurizio Costanzo Show in Italy. [25 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwY23Rm8kw0
••• 24 January
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1979 : Queen live at Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, on Live Killers Tour. [41 years]
1988 : Freddie appeared on Laurence Olivier Stage Awards at Victoria Palace Theatre. [32 years]
1995 : Roger live performing his first show at Valletta Teatro Nazionale, Malta, on Happiness Tour. [25 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=roger&tour=happiness
2008 : Brian played Bohemian Rhapsody at the Opening of We Will Rock You musical at Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria. [12 years]
••• 25 January (Today)
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1969 : Art live at Kirby Muxloe Community Centre, UK. [51 years]
1975 : Queen were chosen as 2nd best novice group, 9th best international group and 2nd best single Killer Queen by readers of Record Mirror. [45 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Canadian Exhibition Center, Ottawa, Canada. [43 years]
1978 : Queen received gold award for We Are The Champions sales in the US. [42 years]
1980 : Queen released 15th single in UK Save Me and reached 11th position in charts. It was third single (Under Pressure, Crazy Little Thing Called Love), which was not succeeded by a new album - song was released as late as on LP The Game on June. B-side contained live version of Let Me Entertain You. In the video for Save Me an animation was used for the first time. [40 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q16sm.shtml
1988 : The Cross and Virgin released their debut album Shove It in UK. Brian helped with the solo in Love Lies Bleeding, while Freddie sung in Heaven For Everyone. US release has Heaven For Everyone with Roger on vocals (also in video) together with bonus song Feel The Force. Showe It was however commercial failure with its 58th position in charts (two weeks in total). [32 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/c01si.shtml
1988 : Roger married with Dominique Marie Beyrand at Kensington register office. Witnesses were Freddie and Mary Austin. Marriage was only formal act, since Roger had been living with Debbie Lang (girl from Breakthru video) and wedding was necessary for subsequent divorce in order to economically secure their children. [32 years]
1995 : Roger live performing 1st show of 2 at Teatro Metropolitan, Palermo, Italy. [25 years]
••• 26 January
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1977 : Queen live with A Day At The Races Tour at Forum, Montreal, Canada. Queens ex-producer Roy Thomas Baker and Ian Hunter from Mott The Hoople were among their guests, [43 years]
1979 : Queen live with Jazz tour at Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium. [41 years]
1979 : Queen released 12th single in UK Don't Stop Me Now (with In Only Seven Days on b-side), which reached 9th position in UK charts, Song had quite positive reviews - nothing ordinary for Queen. [41 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q13dsmn.shtml
1995 : Roger live at Teatro Metropolitan, Catania, Italy. [25 years]
2004 : Brian and Roger attended a Pepsi Night at The Dominion Theatre, London, UK. The Pepsi advert recorded in Rome on 26th September 2003 features Britney Spears, Pink and Beyonce. [16 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=SkELRp4wKPs http://youtube.com/watch?v=tvdfMPU-aDE
2005 : Roger was on the phone with David Jensen on Capital Gold radio talking about forthcoming tour of Queen+PR, London, UK. [15 years]