Queen Diary - day by day

••• 1 June
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1967 : The Art live at Drill Hall, Melton Mowbray, UK. [52 years]
1975 : Queen received silver and gold awards for Queen II sales in the UK. [44 years]
1982 : Queen released their 21st single from Hot Space called Las Palabras De Amor. Also this is the last song Queen performed on Top Of The Pops. Video footage from this performance was used for video clip released on Greatest Flix III and later on Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD. [37 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q22lpda.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=asZ5xB3K3VE
1982 : Queen live on Hot Space tour at Ingliston Agricultural Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland. [37 years]
1986 : Queen received silver, gold and platinum awards for It's A Kind Of Magic sales in the UK. [33 years]
1990 : The Cross live at Ibiza 92 Festival at Ku Club, Ibiza, Spain. [29 years]
1992 : Queen received 5x platinum award for Greatest Hits II sales and gold award for Live At Wembley '86 in the UK. [27 years]
1998 : Brian appeared on live chat on Virgin web page and played snippets from Tie Your Mother Down and Nothing But Blue. [21 years]
1998 : Brian released album called Another World. [21 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/b04aw.shtml

••• 2 June
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1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour performing first of two shows at Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK. [42 years]
1982 : Queen live on Hot Space tour performing 2nd show at Ingliston Showground, Edinburgh, Scotland. [37 years]
1986 : Queen released 14th album called A Kind Of Magic in the UK. [33 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q14akom.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=HbodhC-Vw-Q http://youtube.com/watch?v=Rgnx3BzQ_JA
1986 : (for 6 June) Queen fly to Stockholm to start their European tour [33 years]
1988 : Brian's father Harold died. [31 years]
1989 : The first day of auditions for two children to sing Who Wants To Live Forever for charity. Brian finally picked Belinda Gillet and Ian Meeson. [30 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q-S6_q_VPHw
1990 : The Cross live performing 2nd show on Ibiza 92 Festival atKu Club, Ibiza, Spain. [29 years]
1993 : Brian live at Le Grand Rex Theatre, Paris, France. [26 years]
••• 3 June
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1976 : Queen received gold award for Bohemian Rhapsody sales in the US. [43 years]
1976 : JULY – NOVEMBER The Manor, Oxfordshire; Wessex Studios, Highbury; Sarm Studios, Aldgate (A Day At The Races sessions) [43 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour performing 2nd show at Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK. [42 years]
1990 : The Cross live at Westernhagen, St. Wendel, Germany. [29 years]
1998 : Brian played together with his son Jimmy (on bass) On My Way Up on Musica Si programme of spannish TV. [21 years]
2002 : Brian and Roger as Queen together with the We Will Rock You musicall staff (in opera section of Bohemian Rhapsody) played at Party At The Palace - Queen's 2002 Golden Jubilee celebrations in front of the Buckingham Palace. The event started with his performance of his own arrangement of God Save the Queen, live from the roof of Buckingham Palace. Brian and Roger were also accompanying several musicians during the concert and also played their Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You (with WWRY musical staff), We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody (Will Young on vocals), Move It (Cliff Richard, S Club 7 and Brian), With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Brian) etc. [17 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=zUqTGZIexn4 http://youtube.com/watch?v=fae2ZlP6LmQ
••• 4 June
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1984 : Roger released his 4th solo single Man On Fire in the UK. It was also released as an extended 12" single, Roger's first on this format. [35 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/r04mof.shtml
1989 : Roger appeared at the International Scrabble Convention and played a game with the TV presenter. [30 years]
1990 : The Cross live at Serenadenhof, Nurnberg, Germany. During this show a video for Liar was shoot. [29 years]
1991 : Brian appeared on radio in San Jose, USA, with I Can't Live With You, Tie Your Mother Down, Killer Queen, Headlong and Under Pressure. [28 years]
1993 : Brian played his first UK concert at the Playhouse, Edinburgh, UK. This was the gig where Brian fell into the orchestra pit but was rescued uninjured and continued the show. [26 years]
1997 : Brian guested with G3 (Joe Satriani) on Liberty at the Shepherds Bush Empire. [22 years] http://www.satriani.com/G3/1997/tour_notes-europe.php
••• 5 June
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1982 : Queen were playing at the Milton Keynes Bowl, UK. The show was filmed and has been shown many times on TV, released on DVD and CD in 2004 uncut. [37 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/qdvdc04.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=qPl0leypC-M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXgDE_w4EuE
1990 : The Cross live at Akantz, Tuttlingen, Germany. [29 years]
1993 : Brian live at Whitley Bay Ice Rink, Whitley Bay, UK. [26 years]
1998 : Brian live at Big Mama Club, Rome, Italy. It was a promo concert just for few people. [21 years]
••• 6 June
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1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Earls Court, London, UK. The show was filmed, but never released. [42 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=adatreu http://youtube.com/watch?v=nzNjofDy4EA
1982 : Brian appeared with Heart at Dominion Theatre, London, UK. [37 years] http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:dm5zefikhgf4
1988 : Brian and John appeared on Prince's Trust charity event (John played in The Letter with Joe Cocker). It was later released on VHS. [31 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=e8CefyvKcFY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgzmrUw-2Og
1990 : The Cross live at Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany. [29 years]
1993 : Brian live at Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK. [26 years]
••• 7 June
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1977 : Queen live performing 2nd show at Earls Court, London, UK. It was the final night of A Day At The Races Tour. The show featured the famous Crown lighting rig which weighed 5,000 lbs, was 54ft. wide and 26ft. tall and cost the band 50,000 Pounds. The concert coincided with Her Majesty The Queen's Silver Jubilee and proceeds from the concert were donated to HM Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Fund. There were entertainers in the foyer of the hall and pipers in the main arena before the concerts started. 5,000 red,white and blue balloons were dropped onto the audience. Both nights were filmed. [42 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=r0a19WYDieQ
1977 : Queen released Long Away - the only single to date to feature Brian on lead vocals throughout. [42 years]
1982 : Queen received platinum award for Sheer Heart Attack sales in the UK. [37 years]
1986 : Queen live performing first show of the Magic Tour at Rasunda Football Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden. Anti-apartheid demonstrators staged an angry protest against the band for playing in South Africa, but it was a small demo and the gig went ahead with no trouble. [33 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=magic
1990 : The Cross live at PC 69 Club, Bielefeld, Germany. [29 years]
1991 : Brian appeared on the Los Angeles VH1 show My Generation Special [28 years]
1993 : Brian released 5th single Resurrection together with special gold edition CD with Back To The Light in the UK. [26 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/b05r.shtml
1998 : Another World entered UK album chart at no. 28. [21 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/b04aw.shtml
••• 8 June
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1990 : The Cross live at Theaterhaus Wangen, Stuttgart, Germany. [29 years]
1993 : Brian live at City Hall, Sheffield, UK, on Back To The Light Tour. [26 years]
2004 : Brian was observing transit of Venus across the face of the Sun at the observatories of Sir Patrick Moore in Selsey, West Sussex, UK. [15 years]
••• 9 June
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1982 : Queen performed a special performance of Las Palabras De Amor for BBC's Top Of The Pops. [37 years]
1984 : Roger appeared on the BBC Pop Quiz show. [35 years]
1986 : Queen released 30th single Friends Will Be Friends in the UK. [33 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q31fwbf.shtml
1993 : Brian live performing 2nd show at City Hall, Sheffield, UK. [26 years]
1998 : Brian live at Le Réservoir, Paris, France. [21 years]
••• 10 June
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1982 : Queen appeared on Top Of The Pops with Las Palabras De Amor. [37 years]
1986 : A Kind Of Magic album reached no. 1st in UK charts. [33 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q14akom.shtml
1991 : Brian appeared on radio in Toronto, Canada. Played Tie Your Mother Down, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Stone Cold Crazy. [28 years]
••• 11 June
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1986 : Queen live performing first concert of the Magic Tour at Cirkus Groenoordhallen, Leiden, Netherlands, with 12 800 tickets sold. [33 years]
1993 : Brian live at Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales. [26 years]
1998 : Brian performed few songs from his new album Another World in Virgin Megastore, Oxford Street, London, UK. He did Only Make Belive, On My Way Up, Driven By You, Why Can't We Try Again, Tie Your Mother Down, Let Your Heart Rule Your Head and Hammer To Fall. [21 years]
2005 : Roger joined an all-star group Band Du Lac brought together to play occasional charity concerts in England and performed Say It's Not True. This time band played at Wintershall Estate in Surrey, UK, in aid of the HASTE (Heart And Stroke Trust Endeavour). [14 years] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Band-Du-Lac-Night-Only/dp/B000F9RAM2 http://youtube.com/watch?v=ON8XZXMuBL8
2005 : Brian appeared as guest on the 46664 Festival at Fyllingen, Tromso, Norway. [14 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueKhlVftHPA
••• 12 June
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1986 : Queen live performing 2nd show at Groenoordhallen, Leiden, Netherlands. Number of sold tickets reached again 12 800. [33 years]
1993 : Brian live at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK. [26 years]
2003 : Brian and Roger were awarded at the Songwritters Hall Of Fame ceremony. Later at the evening they played Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Wynonna Judd on vocals) and We Will Rock You. [16 years]
••• 13 June
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1992 : Brian appeared with Guns N' Roses in Tie Your Mother Down and We Will Rock You slow/fast at Wembley stadium, London, UK. [27 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ahop6baVhoU
••• 14 June
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1966 : The New Opposition live at Co-operative Hall, Enderby, UK. [53 years]
1986 : Queen performed 3rd show at Hippodrome de Vincennes, Paris, France to the audience of 40 000 fans. [33 years]
2002 : Queen received platinum award for Platinum Collection sales in the UK. [17 years]
••• 15 June
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1977 : Queen recorded Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy for Top Of The Pops. Halfplayback performance was released on Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD. [42 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/qdvdc01.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wihvdDU7pE
1978 : Brian's first child was born - James (Jimmy). Jimmy appeared during the Another World tour acting as Twitty Conway in Only Make Believe. [41 years] http://www.jimmymay.co.uk/
1982 : Las Palabras De Amor entered the UK single chart at No. 32 and Hot Space entered the album chart at No.4. [37 years]
1990 : The Cross live in open air at Donau Insel, Vienna, Austria, with Mad Bad And Dangerous To Know. [29 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/c02mbadtk.shtml
1993 : Brian live at Brixton Academy, London, UK. The show was filmed and released on CD and VHS one year later. [26 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/b03latba.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQO_A7JoXkk
1993 : Brian appeared on Virgin radios' Tommy Vance show and Capital Radio held a Brian May Day. [26 years]
2003 : The 8m tall Freddie statue sculptured from the original by Irena Sedlecka was installed on the front canopy of the Dominion Theatre in London, UK. The final reveal of the statue was planned for the celebrations of the first anniversary of We Will Rock You musical. [16 years]
••• 16 June
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1977 : Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy from A Day At The Races was broadcasted in Top Of The Pops. [42 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q09goflb.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wihvdDU7pE
1977 : JULY – SEPTEMBER Basing Street Studios, London, and Wessex Studios, Highbury (News Of The World sessions) [42 years]
1988 : Roger appeared on BBC Brainstorm show with half-minute drum solo. His heart beat rhythm and pulse were checked before and after the workout. [31 years]
1993 : Brian live on Back To The Light Tour at Hammersmith Apollo (former Hammersmith Odeon), London, UK. [26 years]
1998 : Brian did Another World VH1 acoustic set was broadcasted on TV. Brian played On My Way Up, Driven By You, Why Don't We Try Again, Only Make Believe and Tie Your Mother Down with alternative intro. [21 years]
••• 17 June (Today)
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1986 : Friends Will Be Friends entered UK charts at no. 21. [33 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q31fwbf.shtml
1986 : Queen live at Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium, in front of 9 200 fans. [33 years]
1995 : Roger played with SAS Band at the Rock Against Hate concert at Club Openair Lengnau, Zürich, Switzerland. They played Nazis 1994, Radio Ga Ga and Rock'n'Roll (from Led Zeppelin). [24 years]
1995 : John went to see Rod Stewart at Wembley, London, UK. [24 years]
1996 : Queen released 45th single Let Me Live from Made In Heaven album in the UK. [23 years]
••• 18 June
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1996 : Queen released Heaven For Everyone single with Soul Brother on b-side in the USA. [23 years]
••• 19 June
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1980 : Queen flew to Los Angeles, USA, to start rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1986 : Queen returned and played 3rd concert at Groenoordhallen, Leiden, Netherlands, again in front of 12 800 fans. [33 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNVTHHsn1h0
1989 : Queen released Breakthru single with Stealin' on b-side in the UK.s [30 years]
1993 : Brian live at Windsor Hall, Bournemouth, UK. [26 years]
••• 20 June
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1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1998 : Brian appeared on Gala Night in Monte Carlo, Monaco with mimed On My Way Up. [21 years]
••• 21 June
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1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1985 : Brian flew to New Orleans to present Guild replica of his Red Special at Guitar trade fair. [34 years]
1986 : Queen live at Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany. Freddie had wanted to enter the stage from a giant crane bucket and the equipment was shipped over to Germany from England for the special effect. He climbed into the bucket, but then decided against the idea and made his usual entrance. Fish joined the band on stage during Tutti Frutti. The concert was broadcasted live on radio. [33 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_907mxtvFCs
1993 : Brian live on Back to the Light tour at Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands. [26 years]
2002 : Roger performed live with David Gilmour, Ringo Starr, Bob Geldof at Cowdray Park, UK songs I Feel Fine, Jealous Guy, I Am The Walrus, My Sweet Lord. [17 years]
••• 22 June
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1979 : Queen released Live Killers, first live album recorded during Jazz Tour. Because of missing list of performances on the cover is not well known from which shows have the songs been taken. [40 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q08lk.shtml
1979 : JUNE - JULY Queen record The Game at Munich's Musicland Studios [40 years]
1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1983 : Roger joined Robert Plant on drums at Tyne Tees TV Tube show but it has never been shown. [36 years]
1983 : JULY- JANUARY 1984 Queen record 'The Works' at the Record Plant in Los Angeles. While in LA, Freddie Mercury collaborates with Michael Jackson at his Neverland Ranch recording studios [36 years]
1985 : Brian joined Eddie Van Halen and John Entwhistle on stage at a New Orleans night club jamming together. [34 years]
1985 : Freddie taped an interview with Simon Bates for BBC Radio 1. [34 years]
1993 : Brian was special guest of Guns N' Roses at Wildparkstadion, Karlsruhe, Germany. [26 years]
2005 : Brian and Roger appeared live on air in 'Johnnie Walker' BBC Radio 2 programme. [14 years]
••• 23 June
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1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1984 : Roger appeared on Earsay programme of TV Channel 4. [35 years]
1984 : John made his one and only appearance on BBC's Pop Quiz. He wasn't a team captain unlike Roger who appeared on this show several times. [35 years]
1992 : Brian attended a special tribute evening to the late Sammy Davis Junior at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. [27 years]
1994 : Roger made a video in Vienna with Torpedo Twins (Rudi Dolezal & Hannes Rossacher - Freddie named them as Torpedo Twins according the Glimmer Twins - Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) for Happiness single. [25 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/r08h.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP4n711ZmS8
••• 24 June
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1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1993 : Brian appeared on Top Of The Pops with Resurrection on playback. [26 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/b05r.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfOWKq37les
••• 25 June
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1979 : John's third child (and only daughter) Laura was born. [40 years]
1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1984 : Roger released his 2nd solo album Strange Frontier in the UK. [35 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/r02sf.shtml
1985 : Freddie's interview with DJ Simon Bates was broadcasted on BBC Radio One. [34 years]
1989 : Breakthru entered the UK chart at 13. [30 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q34b.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=lHytKaj6-oQ
1993 : Brian live at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany. [26 years]
1994 : Roger appeared on BBC TV's Pop Quiz. [25 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rySL9CJzJNA
••• 26 June
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1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1986 : Queen live on Magic Tour at Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany, in front of 22 600 audience. [33 years]
1988 : Brian attended a charity cricket match in Ipswich. [31 years]
1988 : John was making an appearance in the Morris Minor and The Majors video This Is The Chorus, however his few seconds in the video didn't help to the song. [31 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dJ6UfNgRic
1993 : Brian live at Olympiastadion, München, Germany. [26 years]
1994 : Brian joined Paul Rodgers during Gibson's Night Of 100 Guitars concert (Gibson Guitar 100th Anniversary) at Wembley Conference Centre, London, UK. [25 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_EUcgIU1r4
••• 27 June
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1970 : Queen live at City Hall, Truro, UK. This is the very first concert using the name Queen, despite the local Cornish papers billing them under their former name Smile. This is due to the event having been arranged a good while earlier, by Roger Taylor's mother. [49 years]
1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1993 : Brian live on Back To The Light Tour at Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary. [26 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=pEy54GjMdgU
2008 : Queen+PR live being a part of a concert honouring Nelson Mandela at 90 at Hyde Park, London, UK. Their short set was started with One Vision and followed by The Show Must Go On, Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions and All Right Now. [11 years] http://www.happybirthdaymandela.com/frontHome.seam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8WF7Z_f7PA http://youtube.com/watch?v=amG-3BiiEu8
••• 28 June
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1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1984 : Queen received a Silver Clef at the Music Therapy Awards for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. [35 years]
1986 : Queen live at Olympiahalle, München, Germany in front of 11200 audience. [33 years]
1989 : Queen released Breakthru single in USA. [30 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q34b.shtml
1991 : Brian went to see Yes at Wembley Arena, London, UK. [28 years]
1992 : Brian appeared at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, on stage with Elton John while in Whitehall a special dinner evening was held in honour of Freddie with a performance of Verdis Il Travatore (one of Freddie's favourite operas). Montserrat Caballe was guest of honour. [27 years]
1996 : Brian attended an AC/DC concert at Wembley Arena, London, UK. [23 years]
••• 29 June
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1979 : Queen released live version of Love Of My Life on single with Now I'm Here on b-side in the UK. [40 years]
1980 : Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The Game Tour. [39 years]
1986 : Queen live on Magic Tour at Olympiahalle, München, Germany again to 11200 fans. [33 years]
1993 : Brian live on Back To The Light Tour at Stadio Bradioa, Modena, Italy. [26 years]
2002 : Roger made an appearance with Jools Holland at Glastonbury Festival at the Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK. [17 years]
••• 30 June
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1980 : Queen released their 8th album The Game in the UK and USA. In North America it was sucessful mainly thanks to Another One Bites The Dust single and Queen went there to play a big tour. The image of the group has changed significantly - except Brian everyone shortened their hairs and Freddie started to wear a moustache. [39 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q09tg.shtml
1980 : Queen started a tour of the USA & Canada at PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, with a new lighting rig called the Fly Swatter or G2 Razor. Another innovative move towards interactive lighting rigs. [39 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=gamena
1993 : Brian live at Stadio Bradioa, Modena, Italy. [26 years]