Queen Diary - day by day

••• 1 January
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1975 : Queen received gold award for Sheer Heart Attack sales in the UK. [44 years]
1975 : Queen were on holiday in Teneriffe. [44 years] http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/bio_view.aspx?q=7
1976 : Queen received platinum awards for Bohemian Rhapsody and A Night At The Opera sales in the UK. [43 years]
1981 : Queen received silver award for Flash single sales in the UK. [38 years]
1992 : Queen received 11x platinum award for Greatest Hits sales in the UK. [27 years]
1996 : Queen received 3x platinum award for Made In Heaven sales in the UK. [23 years]

••• 2 January
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2004 : Brian appeared in We Will Rock You musical in Bohemian Rhapsody in Barcelona. [15 years]
••• 4 January
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1977 : Queen flew to Boston in USA to rehearse for forthcoming A Day At The Races tour. [42 years]
1988 : The Cross released 2nd british single Shove It with Rough Justice on side B. At the same time also 12" maxisingle was released with extended version of Shove It. CD single contained both versions, B-side similar to the vinyl release plus Cowboys & Indians. In USA, Shove It has been released with Feel The Force. Like other Cross' releases, this single reached only 84th place, even with a videoclip support. [31 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/c02si.shtml
2002 : The Untold Story from Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher received a nomination for the 44th Grammy Awards [17 years]
2008 : Brian appeared on This Morning TV programme and announced that Queen+PR will be touring in 2008. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CQfvSFtKWs
••• 5 January
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1974 : Queen were voted as 3rd best new band by the readers of music magazines. In other pools Queen were chosen as 10th band most hopeful band. Newspapers described queen as "biggest british strangers". [45 years]
1990 : Live In Budapest had its premiere in brittish TV. Later released on VHS and Laserdisc. Concert footage from first hungarian performance of Queen was interleaved with scenes of Queen arrival and visit of the city by all members. [29 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q06lib.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqouPRe_9I4
1998 : No-One But You became 47th single of Queen released in the UK. This is the first song recorded by remaining members of Queen after Freddie's death. It was later included on the compilation Greatest Hits III and also Brian used to play it during Another World tour. [21 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q48noby.shtml
••• 6 January
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1968 : John's The Opposition live at Dog & Gun, Thurmaston, UK. [51 years]
1985 : Queen flew to Brazil to play on Rock In Rio festival as a main act. Freddie had to have to stay in Munich on account of bad weather. [34 years]
••• 7 January
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1967 : Roger's The Reactions live at Ballroom Redruth, Flamingo, as a support for more familiar Wishful Thinking. [52 years]
1983 : New British TV station Channel Four broadcasted Queen live in Milton Keynes Bowl from previous year. Complete footage was released on CD, DVD, 2LP in autumn 2004 as Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl. [36 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/qdvdc04.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aduNahDPjBA
••• 8 January
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1966 : Roger's The Reactions live at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, UK. [53 years]
1971 : Queen live with their first legendary concert in Marquee Club. [48 years]
1971 : First Queen live concert in Marquee Club, London, UK. [48 years]
1982 : Freddie unexpectedly appeared on stage at Hogs Grunt Pub in Cricklewood during the show of Peter Straker's Taxi group. Freddie sung Jailhouse Rock. [37 years]
1982 : Freddie surprisingly joined Taxi of Peter Straker in Jailhouse Rock at Hogs Grunt Pub, Cricklewood, London, UK. [37 years]
1982 : February 1982 - Queen record in Montreaux 1 March 1982 - Queen head to Los Angeles for a short break and to discuss forthcoming tour [37 years]
2004 : Brian performed Amazing Grace, Brighton Rock solo and Chinese Torture during opening ceremony of House Of Guitars in London, UK. [15 years]
••• 9 January
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1971 : Queen live at Technical College, Ewell, UK. [48 years]
2004 : Brian held a speech in the Auditorium of the University of Hertfordshire. Then he held a question & answer session and also played on his Red Special. [15 years]
••• 11 January
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1969 : Art live at West End Ballroom, Coalville, UK. [50 years]
1971 : Queen were looking for new bass player when Doug Bogey contacted them. After rehearshals at Imperial College Doug became a member of Queen - however only for two shows. [48 years]
••• 12 January
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1964 : Bulsara family left their home on Zanzibar due to political changes and came to UK to Feltham near London. [55 years]
1968 : John's The Opposition live at Casino Ballroom, Leicester, UK. [51 years]
1979 : Queen flew to Hamburg in Germany to rehearse for their European leg of the Jazz Tour. [40 years]
1985 : Queen made their first appearance at Rock In Rio festival in Brazil. They started their show at 2am and Freddie, dressed as a woman, caused a little trouble during I Want To Break Free. His clothes from the videoclip was not accepted by the fans and faced to many bottles and another rubbish thrown from the audience. He had to calm crowds down. The show was broadcasted live in the whole Latin America and the concert itself was the biggest event for Queen in terms of the audience count (250 000). After the show, local EMI organised huge party in Copacabana Beach Hotel and Brian went down to the beach where the fans had lighted 1 500 (is said) candlelights arranged to the Queen words. Later on EMI's party jumped dressed into pool (this shoot was later included in video for extended version of One Vision, released as a bonus of Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD. [34 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFOYLupigM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFvW6dF9LXM
1987 : Brian, being a part of a small party of British journalists, attended the premiere of Queen In Budapest film recorded at NĂ©pstadion, Budapest, Hungary. After the premiere a reception was held for 800 guests. [32 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/videos/q06lib.shtml
1987 : Queen received silver, gold and platinum awards for Live Magic sales in the UK. [32 years]
1987 : Roger and John on holiday in Los Angeles [32 years]
1992 : Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are The Days Of Our Lives single celebrated its 5th week in UK charts. The single was re-released before Christmass in 1991 in connection with Freddie's death as a second release since 1975. [27 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q42br.shtml
2005 : Brian and Roger appeared on 1000th repetition of We Will Rock You musical at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK. They joined in Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down and The Show Must Go On. All profits from this performance were given on behalf of victims of tsunami in Asia. [14 years]
••• 13 January
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1967 : John's The New Opposition live for the last time at Tennis Club, Leicester, UK. [52 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour playing first concert of the year at Auditorium, Milwaukee, USA. [42 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=adatrna
1998 : No One But You single reached 13th place in UK charts. [21 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q48noby.shtml
2002 : Brian went to see Aerosmith live at Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, USA. [17 years]
••• 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
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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]
••• 21 January
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1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Elliot Hall Of Music, Louisville, USA. [42 years]
1979 : Queen live at Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany, on Jazz tour. [40 years]
1981 : Queen received silver and gold awards for Flash Gordon sales in the UK. [38 years]
1995 : Roger live at Teatro Tenda, Florence, Italy, on his Happiness tour. [24 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. [17 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. [43 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, USA. [42 years]
1995 : Roger live at Palladium, Rome, Italy. [24 years]
••• 23 January
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1977 : Queen live with A Day At The Races tour at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, USA. [42 years]
1979 : Queen with Jazz tour at Messesportspalace, Hannover, Germany. [40 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. [35 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q24rgg.shtml
1995 : Roger live performing Happiness at Maurizio Costanzo Show in Italy. [24 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. [40 years]
1988 : Freddie appeared on Laurence Olivier Stage Awards at Victoria Palace Theatre. [31 years]
1995 : Roger live performing his first show at Valletta Teatro Nazionale, Malta, on Happiness Tour. [24 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. [11 years]
••• 25 January
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1969 : Art live at Kirby Muxloe Community Centre, UK. [50 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. [44 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour at Canadian Exhibition Center, Ottawa, Canada. [42 years]
1978 : Queen received gold award for We Are The Champions sales in the US. [41 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. [39 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). [31 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. [31 years]
1995 : Roger live performing 1st show of 2 at Teatro Metropolitan, Palermo, Italy. [24 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, [42 years]
1979 : Queen live with Jazz tour at Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium. [40 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. [40 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q13dsmn.shtml
1995 : Roger live at Teatro Metropolitan, Catania, Italy. [24 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. [15 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. [14 years]
••• 27 January
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1968 : The Opposition live at Country Arms, Blaby, UK. [51 years]
1976 : Queen started A Night At The Opera Tour - their third US tour at Palace Theatre, Waterbury, USA. [43 years] http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=concerts&action=tour&who=queen&tour=anato http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYXvd8OH6KQ
1979 : Queen live performing 2nd show at Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium. Next day a video for Don't Stop Me Now was filmed, directed by Jorgan Kliebenst. Video has been released on Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD. Shoots show Queen playing on evidenlty smaller stage than during the proper concert. [40 years]
••• 28 January
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1967 : The Reaction live at Guildhall, St. Ives, UK. [52 years]
1967 : John's The Opposition live performing their first concert with new name at Road Casino, Leicester, London. [52 years]
1972 : Queen live at College, Bedford, UK, on a gig managed by John. Only six listeners attended. [47 years]
1974 : Queen flew to Austalia for the first time to play two shows on music festival. Brian had big problems with his arm after vaccinations and all around Queen didn't make success here. [45 years]
1977 : Queen live at Chicago, USA, on A Day At The Races Tour. [42 years]
1996 : Brian joined Status Quo on stage during Raining In My Heart at Brixton Academy, London, UK. Later it was released on CD/VHS Don't Stop. [23 years] http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000DG5NO/qid=1115361567/sr=1-30/ref=sr_1_2_30/202-1618480-8299807
2002 : Brian, Roger and Jim Beach attended special benefit performance of Boy George's Taboo Musical for The Mercury Phoenix Trust and Child Welfare Society. [17 years] http://www.t101.com/sites/taboo/taboo.htm
••• 29 January
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1966 : Brian's colege group 1984 at Thames Rowing Club, Putney, UK. [53 years]
1976 : Queen live at Music Hall, Boston, USA, on A Night At The Opera Tour. [43 years]
1979 : Queen live at Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Jazz tour. The band was accommodated in Amsterdam. [40 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=XGr2IWqrDes
1995 : Roger live at Havana Club, Neapol, Italy, on Happiness tour. [24 years]
••• 30 January
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1976 : Queen live performing 2nd show at Music Hall, Boston, USA, on A Night At The Opera Tour. [43 years]
1977 : Queen live on A Day At The Races Tour in St. John's Arena, Toledo, USA. [42 years]
1979 : Queen live performing 2nd show at Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Jazz tour. [40 years]
••• 31 January
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1975 : Queen flew to the USA to perform the Sheer Heart Attack Tour. [44 years] http://fly.cc.fer.hr/~mvidacek/krono.htm
1975 : Queen fly to New York on TW703 at 12pm, landing at Kennedy airport at 2.35pm. They then go to the Marriott's Essex House hotel, Central Park South, where they remain until Feburary 4. [FOR FEBRUARY 4] Queen depart New York at 3pm to fly to Colombus. They land at 16.35 and stay at the Holiday Inn [44 years]
1976 : Queen live on A Night At The Opera Tour at Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, USA. [43 years]
1976 : Bohemian Rhapsody lost its lead position in charts knocked by Mamma Mia by Abba. [43 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q05br.shtml
1976 : A Night At The Opera was chosen as the best album of the year, Bohemian Rhapsody as the best single and Queen as the best group by readers of Sounds magazine. [43 years]