Queen Diary - day by day

••• 1 July
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1967 : The Opposition live at Royal Oak, Wigston, UK. [52 years]
1968 : Roger went to Cornwall to arrange his last gigs with The Reaction, who now consisted of Roger on drums and lead vocal - Mike Dudley on guitar, John Snell on sax and Rock Thorning on bass. [51 years]
1978 : Brian and Roger went to Earls Court, London, UK, to see David Bowie. [41 years]
1978 : JULY – OCTOBER Mountain Studios, Montreux, and Super Bear Studios, Nice (Jazz sessions) [41 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Coliseum, Seattle, USA. [39 years]
1985 : Freddie released his 3rd single (2nd from Mr. Bad Guy album) Made In Heaven. Even quite expensive video this song didn't have wider success, however 10 years later was re-recorded by Queen for Made In Heaven album. On B-side of this single was She Blows Hot And Cold, also available on the 12" version. [34 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f03mih.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=ht-ieonPawg
1986 : Queen live performing first of two shows at Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland, in front of 11400 audience. [33 years]
1989 : Brian cracked his shoulder whilst skateboarding in San Diego [30 years]
1991 : Queen received 7x platinum and 8x platinum awards for Greatest Hits I sales in the UK. [28 years]
1995 : John watched his second eldest son, Michael, play with his band Baker at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK, supporting the SAS band. John then performed with the SAS band later on. [24 years]
1998 : Brian appeared on Italian TV in a show called Angel: Sottole Le Stelle in Rome at a benefit show in a id of leukemia on TV RAI 1. He played On My Way Up on playback. [21 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=-4hFI_O0D3g

••• 2 July
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1966 : 1984 live on Henley-On-Thames Boat Club. [53 years]
1971 : Queen played their first ever gig with John Deacon at Surrey College. Freddie didn't like John's tee shirt, and so lent him a different one. [48 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Coliseum, Portland, USA. [39 years]
1985 : Freddie released Living On My Own single in USA. The song didn't have any success until was released as a techno remix. [34 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f04lomo.shtml
1986 : Queen live performing 2nd show on Magic Tour at Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland. [33 years]
1993 : Brian's concert at Napoli Stadio Lamberti, Salerno, Italy, was cancelled because the Chief of Police said the authorities had banned the show from taking place as they claimed it would cause major traffic problems and pose a noise pollution hazard to local residents. [26 years]
2005 : Queen+PR live on Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour at Estadio Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal. [14 years]
••• 3 July
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2003 : Brian and Roger were in studio with Neil Murray, Mike Dixon and Kerry Ellis recording No One But You. [16 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=JRdYV-5PLqE
••• 4 July
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1968 : The Reaction live at beach in Perranporth, UK. [51 years]
••• 5 July
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1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Sports Arena, San Diego, USA. [39 years]
1986 : Queen live performing big open air concert on Magic Tour in Slane Castle, County Meath, Ireland, in front of 95 000 fans. [33 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iPGiiAseAs
1993 : Brian live at Estadi Olimpic, Barcelona, Spain. [26 years]
2005 : Roger was a guest of Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan on their chat show on Channel 4 TV. Brian didn't turn up as he was ill. [14 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CSrmEMdBMY
••• 6 July
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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. [46 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q01kya.shtml
1980 : Queen live at Compton Terrace, Phoenix, USA. [39 years]
1984 : Queen released It's A Hard Life single in the USA. [35 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q26iahl.shtml
1984 : Freddie records solo album in Munich [35 years]
1993 : Brian live at Estadio Vincente Calderon, Madrid, Spain. [26 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). [25 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 [21 years]
2005 : Queen+PR live on Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour at Rhein-Energie Stadion, Cologne, Germany. [14 years]
••• 7 July
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1974 : Queen went into Rockfield studios to rehearse songs for their Sheer Heart Attack album. [45 years]
1974 : Recording continues at Trident, Wessex and AIR studios until September 1974 [45 years]
1991 : Brian went to Milton Keynes Rock festival by helicopter. [28 years]
2000 : Brian and Roger mimed We Will Rock You on Top Of The Pops. [19 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). [18 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. [12 years] http://www.liveearth.org/
••• 8 July
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1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Forum, Los Angeles, USA. [39 years]
1993 : Brian live at Zenith De Nancy, Nancy, France. [26 years]
2007 : Brian went to see Phil Collins at Twickenham Stadium, London, UK. [12 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=O7uHRbeaGa0
••• 9 July
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1966 : 1984 live at All Saints Church Hall, UK. [53 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, USA. [39 years]
1985 : Freddie's Made In Heaven single entered UK charts at no. 57. [34 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. [33 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. [33 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". [32 years]
1993 : Brian live at La Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France. [26 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. [19 years]
••• 10 July
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2005 : Queen+PR live on Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour at Gelredome, Arnhem, Holland. [14 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. [48 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Forum, Los Angeles, USA. [39 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. [33 years]
1993 : Brian live on his first solo Back To The Light Tour at Festivalground, Werchter, Belgium. [26 years]
1997 : Queen received gold award for Greatest Hits I & II sales in the US. [22 years]
2000 : Queen received platinum award for Greatest Hits I & II sales in the US. [19 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. [39 years]
1982 : Queen received gold award for Hot Space sales in the US. [37 years]
1985 : Queen rehearsed for Live Aid at Shaw Theatre. ITV did an interview with them for Good Morning Britain. [34 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. [33 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. [26 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). [23 years]
••• 13 July
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1968 : The Reaction live at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, UK. [51 years]
1973 : Queen live at Queen Mary College, Basingstoke, UK. [46 years]
1973 : Queen released their debut album 'Queen' [46 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Coliseum, Oakland, USA. [39 years]
1985 : Queen live on Live Aid at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, performing Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions in 20 minute medley. Later Freddie and Brian did acoustic Is This The World We Created? before Paul McCartney got on stage. [34 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=4FNoIDgNE6o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbrog0gajtc
1993 : Brian live as a support to Guns N' Roses gig at Palais Omnisports De Bercy, Paris, France. Later he joined GNR during Knockin' On Heaven's Door. [26 years]
2008 : Roger, Sarina Potgieter and some of his kids attended the Cartier Pary at Goodwood, UK. [11 years]
••• 14 July
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1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Coliseum, Oakland, USA. [39 years]
2005 : Roger was on the phone with David Jensen on Capital Gold radio talking about forthcoming gig in Hyde Park and the terrorist attacks in London, UK. [14 years]
••• 15 July
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2005 : Queen+PR live on Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour at Hyde Park, London, UK. They played Imagine and We Are The Champions both dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks in London. [14 years]
••• 16 July
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1984 : Queen released It's A Hard Life single with Is This The World We Created on b-side in the UK. [35 years]
1986 : Queen live on Magic Tour at Maine Road Stadium, Manchester, UK, in front of 35 000 fans. [33 years]
••• 17 July
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1966 : The Reaction live at City Hall, Truro, UK. [53 years]
1971 : Queen live at The Garden, Penzance, UK. [48 years]
1979 : Live version of Love Of My Life entered the UK singles chart at number 63. [40 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q14lomll.shtml
2006 : Brian and Roger appeared on stage with Foo Fighters in Hyde Park, London, UK. They did We Will Rock You and Tie Your Mother Down. [13 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=lXoRZe9n_2k
••• 18 July (Today)
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1970 : Queen live on Imperial College, London, UK. [49 years]
••• 19 July
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1947 : Brian Harold May was born at Gloucester House Nursing Home in Hampton, Middlesex to parents Harold & Ruth May. [72 years]
1954 : Brian was given his first ever guitar - a Spanish acoustic, for his 7th birthday. [65 years]
1969 : Smile live at PJ's Club, Truro, UK. [50 years]
1971 : Queen live at Rugby Club, Hayle, UK. [48 years]
1978 : Brian held his 31st birthday party in Toronto, Canada. [41 years]
1982 : Queen released Calling All Girls single in USA - the first ever single released by Queen composed by Roger anywhere in the world (not counting B-side songs I'm In Love With My Car and Human Body). [37 years]
1982 : July 19-20 Queen rehearsing in Montreal [37 years]
1986 : Queen live on Magic Tour at Müngersdorfer Stadion, Cologne, Germany, in front of 50 000 fans. [33 years]
1993 : Freddie's 11th single with remixed Living On My Own was released and reached no. 1 being the best success of any Queen member even thought was released after Freddie's death. [26 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f15lomo.shtml
1993 : Freddie received in memoriam Ivor Novello price for Living On My Own. [26 years]
1996 : Brian appeared on BBC's Top Of The Pops with the Rock Therapy group on his 49th birthday, they played their Reaching Out charity single. [23 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=gbsdN1n4rCg
1997 : Roger joined Brian and SAS Band (Spike Edney, Jamie Moses, Neil Murray and Geoff Dugmore) on his 50th private birthday party at his home. They played All Right Now (Brian guitar and vocals), All The Young Dudes (Brian guitar, vocals, Roger backing vocals), Tie Your Mother Down (Brian guitar, vocals), Rock And Roll (Brian guitar, Roger vocals) and Route 66 (Brian guitar, vocals, Roger drums). [22 years]
••• 21 July
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1982 : Queen live starting their final tour of America & Canada on Hot Space Tour at Forum, Montreal, Canada, with Fred Mandel as their extra keyboard player and Billy Squier as support. [37 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=hotspaceus
1986 : Queen live on Magic Tour at Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria, in front of 12 000 fans. [33 years]
1986 : Freddie released Freddie Mercury Video EP on VHS with I Was Born To Love You, Living On My Own, Made In Heaven and Time. [33 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/f01tvep.shtml
••• 22 July
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1957 : Roger started to play with his first band The Bubblingerover Boys. [62 years]
1986 : Queen live performing 2nd show at Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria, again to 12 000 fans. [33 years]
••• 23 July
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1982 : Queen live on Hot Space Tour at Gardens, Boston, USA. [37 years]
••• 24 July
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1971 : Queen live at Young Farmers Club, Wadebridge, UK. [48 years]
1973 : Queen apeared on BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test with Keep Yourself Alive video compiled from old black and white cartoons. Initially it should have been used in Roosevelt's presidential elections. [46 years]
1973 : Queen record BBC session at Langham 1 Studio [46 years]
1975 : Queen appeared live on Gouden Leeuwen Festival at Blankenberghe, Belgium. [44 years]
1975 : AUGUST – NOVEMBER Sarm East Studios, Aldgate; Olympic Studios, Barnes; Rockfield Studios, Monmouth; Scorpio Studios, Lansdowne Studios, Roundhouse Studios, London (A Night At The Opera sessions) [44 years]
1979 : Queen received gold award for Live Killers sales in the US. [40 years]
1982 : Queen live on Hot Space Tour at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA. [37 years]
1984 : It's A Hard Life entered into UK charts at no. 23. Video was filmed at München with a lot of their friends in crowd (including Barbara Valentin). [35 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q26iahl.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=YFwOe0EPOJs
1986 : A reception was held at the British Embassy in Budapest for the band prior to their gig at the Nepstadion. The band arrived in Budapest aboard President Gorbachev's hydrofoil on the Danube. [33 years]
••• 25 July
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1970 : Queen live at PJ's Club, Truro, UK. [49 years]
1980 : Queen received silver and gold awards for The Game sales in the UK. [39 years]
1982 : Queen live on Hot Space Tour at Capitol Centre, Washington DC, USA. [37 years]
••• 26 July
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1949 : Roger Meddows Taylor was born at Kings Lynn Hospital. 'Meddows' was a family name passed down successive Taylor generations and was given to Roger as his middle name. [70 years]
1986 : Roger had a special birthday party in Budapest. [33 years]
1989 : Queen released video for The Invisible Man from The Miracle album. It was recoded in the Pinewood studios and directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher on the day of Roger's 40 (a smaller party came after). [30 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q35tim.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7hBhhmLGEA
1989 : Queen was filming a video for The Invisible Man at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, UK. Roger was also given a big birthday cake. [30 years]
1999 : Roger played We Will Rock You and Rock And Roll on his private birthday party at Cornwall, UK. [20 years]
••• 27 July
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1970 : Barry Mitchell's friend told him he knew a guy called Roger Taylor, who's band were looking for a bass player. He gave Barry Roger's number, Barry called him and went for an audition at Imperial College. [49 years]
1982 : Queen live at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA. [37 years]
1986 : Queen live at Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary, in front of 80 000 fans. The concert was filmed by Mafilm and later released on VHS and lasers disc. Footage was also distributed and played in cinemas. [33 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=jIcq803zwOs http://youtube.com/watch?v=TqouPRe_9I4
1992 : Barcelona was re-issued in the UK having the same content but different cover with photo taken from video. [27 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/f02b.shtml
••• 28 July
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1982 : Queen live on Hot Space Tour at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA. [37 years]
1986 : Freddie's video EP entered the UK video chart at number 1. [33 years]
1989 : Roger held a 40th birthday party at his home in Surrey, and invited 1000 guests. It was a "School Days" theme party, and everyone dressed up. The party made news headlines as Roger had hired 4 powerful searchlights to scan the sky. They could be seen up to 25 miles away, and it was a clear night, and people thought they were seeing UFOs. [30 years]
1993 : Brian went to Redditch Studios to play guitar for Gordon Giltrap on a track Heartsong. [26 years]
1994 : Roger live at Walpole Park, Gosport, UK. [25 years]
••• 29 July
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1967 : Reaction live at Perranporth Beach, UK. [52 years]
1971 : Queen live at The Garden, Penzance, UK, as a support band to Warm Dust. [48 years]
1993 : Roger played at the Gosport festival with Spike Edney, the first outing of what became the Roger Taylor Band. [26 years]
1999 : Brian was at Windmill Studios, Dublin, Ireland, with 5ive's producer 'Biff' working on 5ive's version of We Will Rock You. [20 years]
••• 30 July
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1970 : Freddie, Brian and Roger asked Barry Mitchells to become Queen bassist. [49 years]
1984 : Roger released his 5th single Strange Frontier. Video was filmed at Malibu in California with script based Rebel Without A Cause with James Dean. [35 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/r05sf.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=HLUQrMxbt6I
1986 : Queen live on Magic Tour at The Amphitheatre, Frejus, France, in front of 15 000 fans. [33 years]
1999 : Brian spent 2nd day at Windmill Studios, Dublin, Ireland, with 5ive's producer 'Biff' working on 5ive's version of We Will Rock You. [20 years]
••• 31 July
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1967 : Brian and Dave Dilloway joined Bill Richards to record some songs for Left Handed Marriage band at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. They recorded Appointment, She Was Once My Friend and I Need Time. This was Brian's first time in a major recording studio. [52 years]
1967 : The Reaction live at St. Just Village Hall, Cornwall, UK. [52 years]
1971 : Queen live at City Hall, Truro, UK. [48 years]
1982 : Queen live on Hot Space Tour at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, USA. [37 years]
1991 : Brian went to see Guns N' Roses gig at Wembley Stadium, London, UK. He also presented Axl Rose with a Queen gold disc to thank him for recording a really good voice over for a Queen documentary made in America. [28 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ce22Kb6r1hA