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We Want Your Q+AL Pix!
Tue, Jan 27th, 2015

Have you been to any of the Queen and Adam Lambert gigs, do you have any photographs of you and your fellow fans at or around the concert venues ? If you do then we want to hear from you!
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Dave Clark film.
Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

Dave Clarks new film GLAD ALL OVER: THE DAVE CLARK FIVE AND BEYOND is showing on BBC2 at 10pm on Saturday 14th February. The film features rare footage of Freddie talking about the musical, TIME.
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Peter Straker concerts
Mon, Jan 12th, 2015

Peter Straker Concerts! Peter was a very good friend of Freddie's and they worked together on Peters album "This One's On Me" way back in 1978!

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News of the World

Queen honoured with Heritage Award
Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013

PRS for Music honours Queen with a Heritage Award

 

21 February 2013: PRS for Music today announced that one of the greatest bands of all time will be honoured with a music Heritage Award. On Tuesday, 5th March, Brian May and Roger Taylor will accept the plaque at Imperial College to commemorate where Queen performed their first concert in London on 18 July 1970.

 

One of the world’s most prolific groups, Queen released 16 number one albums, 18 number one singles, and achieved over 300 million record sales. One of their most loved hits, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ stayed at the top of the charts for nine weeks and their performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985 is widely regarded as a seminal moment in rock history.

 

Brian May said: “The first proper gig we did was at Imperial College in the Union Hall. I remember it very distinctly because I’d seen all sorts of people playing in there. I’d been part of the Entertainment Committee and we booked a group every Saturday night in those days. People like Spooky Tooth and Steamhammer! We booked Jimi Hendrix too. So for us it was a dream come true to actually play on that stage. It used to get packed in there so it was a major stepping stone for us.”

 

Roger Taylor continued: “Imperial College was effectively our positional and spiritual base and so means a lot to Queen. Many good memories, without it…who knows?”

 

Guy Fletcher OBE, PRS Chair said: “Loved by millions the world over, they were often thought of as the People’s Band. Queen’s songwriting originality combined musicianship with real life emotion sustaining generations of dedicated fans. It will be an enormous honour to present Brian and Roger with the PRS for Music Heritage award at such a fine institution.”

 

Paul Beaumont, President of the Students’ Union at Imperial College London commented: “We’re very proud of Imperial College Union’s musical past, including the small role we played in the Queen story. It’s a privilege to host a plaque commemorating the band’s first London performance here and to welcome them back here today.”

PRS for Music established the Heritage Award scheme in 2009 to recognise important live music venues where iconic bands and songwriters performed. Previous awardees include Blur, Elton John, Soul II Soul, UB40, Snow Patrol, Faithless, James, Jethro Tull, Dire Straits and Supergrass.


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30th Official Queen Fan Club Convention

November 6th to 9th 2015. Our THIRTIETH year! It will be bigger and better than ever and back in an old favourite venue - Pontins Southport!


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