Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 14 January
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1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Dane County Coliseum, Madison, USA. [42 years]
1989 : BBC Radio 1 organised phone public inquiry for best Queen song. Bohemian Rhapsody placed 1st, A Kind Of Magic 2nd and I Want To Break Free 3rd. It was the biggest phone public inquiry ever organised by BBC. [30 years]
1991 : Innuendo (with Bijou on b-side) was released as 37th Queen single in the UK. US Hollywood Records, feared that song with length over 6 minutes wouldn't been played by the radio stations, chose Headlong for their release for the next day. Innuendo in UK hit first place in the charts almost immediately and it was also third Queen song, which reached no. 1 (together with Bohemian Rhapsody and Under Pressure). But week later Innuendo was uncrowned by Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden. Excellent animated videoclip was made for Innuendo, even with no new shoots of the band. Due to Persian Gulf war first version of the video with war scenes had to be 'censured' and replaced with different scenes in the middle. [28 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q38i.shtml

••• 15 January
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1966 : The Opposition live at Co-Operative Hall, Enderby, UK. [53 years]
1966 : Brian's 1984 live at Thames Rowing Club, Putney, UK. [53 years]
1967 : John and his band was evaluating another change of band's name. They decided for New Hood, but day after the name was changed to Feelin. [52 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Gardens, Columbus, USA. [42 years]
1990 : BBC 'Techno' broadcasted a document about the makings of The Miracle cover by Richard Gray. [29 years]
••• 16 January
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1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Convention Centre, Indianapolis, USA. [42 years]
1995 : Roger live at Hippodrome, Monfalcone, Italy. [24 years]
••• 17 January
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1975 : Queen released 4th single in UK Now I'm Here from Sheer Heart Attack album. It reached 34th position in charts. [44 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q04nih.shtml
1979 : Queen live on Jazz tour at Ernst Merckhalle, Hamburg, Germany. [40 years]
1991 : Headlong was released in USA, chosen by Hollywood Records instead of Innuendo, released three days before Headlong. [28 years]
1995 : Roger live at Palazetto, Schio, Italy. [24 years]
1997 : Brian, Roger and John visited premiere of Bejart Balet in Paris, France. They joined Elton John in The Show Must Go On, which was released on compilation Greatest Hits III. [22 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q22ghiii.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqoKI931VSc
2008 : Queen received gold and platinum award for Queen Rock Montreal + Live Aid in the US. [11 years]
••• 18 January
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1969 : Art live at Rugby Club, Hinckley, UK. [50 years]
1975 : John Richard Deacon married Veronica Agnes Mary Tetzlaff in Carmelite Church in Kensington. [44 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Cobo Hall, Detroit, USA, with Thin Lizzy as a support band. [42 years]
1979 : Queen live on Jazz tour at Ostee Halle, Kiel, Germany. [40 years]
1983 : Freddie met producer and composer Giorgio Moroder, and was asked for a song for new remake of Metropolis movie. In September 1984 Love Kills was released and included in soundtrack album for this movie. It was the first solo work and pretty good song (with its even better extended version). [36 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f01lk.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7NekMhLOIQ
1992 : Brian appeared on BBC Radio One 'Guitar Legends'. [27 years]
1995 : Roger live at Teatro Verdi, Geneva, Switzerland, on his solo tour Happiness. Even before he had bought new boat in Monte Carlo. [24 years]
2002 : Brian appeared on stage with Foo Fighters at the Cat Club, Los Angeles, USA. [17 years]
••• 19 January
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1985 : Queen live performing their second show on the Rock In Rio festival. Show was broadcasted live by Global TV and was also recorded for further VHS release. [34 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q04lir.shtml
••• 20 January (Today)
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1976 : Bohemian Rhapsody celebrated 9th week as a no. 1 in UK charts. [43 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. [43 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. [42 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. [40 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. [35 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. [28 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q38i.shtml
1995 : Roger live at Cesena Vidia Club, Italy, on his Happiness tour. [24 years]