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Gallery update Queen performed at The Boston Garden, Boston,

July 18, 2022   admin   0

23 July 1982, Queen performed at The Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 🇺🇸 2nd show of their US tour.

“Hot Space North American Tour”

It’s announced from the Mayor, 23 July is “QUEEN DAY for the city of Boston!”

From Montreal Queen flew straight to Boston, where the city declared 23 July an official ‘Queen Day’ and the band were handed the keys to the city by the Mayor Kevin H. White, and an official declaration was signed, stamped and presented to them.

Dave Clark’s “Time” musical premiered at the Dominion Theatre, London

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9 April 1986 – Dave Clark’s “Time” musical premiered at the Dominion Theatre, London, starring Cliff Richard and Sir Laurence Olivier.

The world premiere of the “Time” musical is held at the Dominion Theatre in London where it ran for two years. ‘Time’ featured two tracks (‘In My Defence’ and ‘Time’) which Freddie Mercury recorded, and were included on the cast album. However, he did not appear in the musical itself, except at a special charity performance on 14 April 1988 in which he did perform a duet with Cliff Richard.

Dave Clark had offered Freddie the lead role of the rock star, Chris Wilder in his musical but he declined, and Cliff Richard took the part instead.

Apparently, Cliff being a star for such a long time, was not happy that Freddie was getting first choice in the tracks for the musical arrangements. When he heard Freddie’s version of “In My Defence”, his jaw dropped to the floor and the whole song had to be changed for Cliff to be able to sing it, as it was far too high for him. After this, he never stopped praising Freddie.

Gallery update a kind of magic award

July 17, 2022   admin   0

22 July 1986, Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹 Queen receive Gold Discs for sales of their hit album ‘A Kind of Magic’

The man with the band is Veljko Despot, one of the key people from Jugoton- the record label from Zagreb, Croatia (Yugoslavia at the time). Mr. Despot was there to hand the gold record awards to the band for their album sales of ‘A Kind of Magic’ in former Yugoslavia

Today, 22 July is also Queen manager, Gerry Stickells birthday 🎉

The first two Pictures were taken backstage at Stadthalle, Vienna (the band performed their second consecutive evening) of the band receiving their awards

The third picture is the band celebrating with Mr. Stickells

RIP Gerry

John just gave up after Freddie died

July 16, 2022   admin   0

“John just gave up after Freddie died” (Queen fan club president Jacky Smith) .
Roger said it took years for him and Brian to deal with their loss, but that John never did: “John freaked out and decided he really couldn’t deal with being in the music business anymore, it was an odd period”
“He found [Mercury’s death] incredibly hard to process, to the point where actually playing with us made it more difficult”.
-Brian May
“As far as we are concerned, this is it. There is no point carrying on. It is impossible to replace Freddie”. – John Deacon.