Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 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. [29 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q36s.shtml
1991 : The Cross live at Circus Krone, München, Germany. [27 years]

••• 16 October
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1970 : Queen live at College of Estates Manag., London, UK. [48 years]
1991 : The Cross live at Stadthalle, Memmingen, Germany. [27 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. [14 years]
2005 : Queen+PR live on Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA. [13 years]
2007 : Brian May attended Queen Rock Montreal launch at Hard Rock Cafe, London, UK. [11 years]
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at NIA, Birmingham, UK, again without Danny Miranda. [10 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). [37 years]
1987 : The Cross appeared on TV kids programme No73 with Cowboys And Indians. [31 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=eecpiKu46KQ
1993 : Brian live at Majestic Theater, Dallas, USA [25 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. [14 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. [37 years]
1981 : Queen were originally scheduled to play Guadalarjara on the 17-18 November [37 years]
1984 : Queen live at Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana. [34 years]
1991 : The Cross live at Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland. [27 years]
1993 : Brian live at Rockefeller's West, Houston, USA. [25 years]
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at Milano, Italy. [20 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). [16 years]
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK. [10 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. [37 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. [37 years]
1981 : Queen travel back to the US [37 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. [34 years]
1991 : The Cross live at Schwarzwaldhalle, Appenweiher, Germany. [27 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. [27 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. [27 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. [20 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. [20 years]
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at Arena, Sheffield, UK. [10 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2FpVfa_sRg
••• 20 October (Today)
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1973 : Queen live at Paris Theatre, London, UK. [45 years]
1977 : Queen agreed to honour their agreement to pay Trident a substantial sum providing all ties were severed quickly. [41 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. [41 years]
1978 : John had his hair shaved off, giving rise to his nickname Birdman. [40 years]
1982 : Queen live starting their 5th Japanese tour at Kyuden Auditorium, Fukuoka, Japan. [36 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 [36 years]
1984 : Queen live performing last show at Sun City, Bophuthatswana, The Republic of South Africa. [34 years]
1986 : Queen released first video single ever Who Wants To Live Forever/A Kind Of Magic on VHS. [32 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q05wwtlf.shtml
1991 : The Cross live at Maintauberhalle, Wertheim, Germany. [27 years]
1995 : Brian flew from London's Heathrow to Delhi in India to watch the Solar Eclipse. [23 years]
2004 : German cinemas played Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl. [14 years]
••• 21 October
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1991 : The Cross live on their last tour at Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany. [27 years]
1995 : Brian was in India to watch the Solar Eclipse. [23 years]
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at Capitol, Offenbach, Germany. [20 years]
2003 : Nelson Mandela launched a worldwide music campaign to fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa. It was launched with the release of two tracks 46664 - Long Road To Freedom and Amandla performed by Anastacia, Queen and Dave Stewart. These songs were available via mobile phone lines only using the number 46664 and the website www.46664.com. Raised money were dedicated to The Nelson Mandela Foundation. [15 years] www.46664.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQCYgH1vpBc