(December 1976) Release of their fifth album, "A Day at the Races" and lead single "Somebody to Love" which was a pre-release to the album, in November 1976. The album was their first fully self-produced album. Like the preceding album "A Night at the Opera," this album was named for a famous film A Day at the Races
(1937) by the The Marx Brothers
. Peaking at #1 for the UK, The Netherlands, and Japan, and reaching #5 for the USA on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It was also Queen's fifth album to reach Gold Record status in the USA, eventually reaching Platinum Record and then Double Platinum status for the USA market, and also reaching Platinum status for Canada, the UK, and Poland.
(November 1975) Release of their fourth studio album, "A Night at the Opera," a tribute to the famous film A Night at the Opera
(1935) by the The Marx Brothers
. At the time of the album's release, it was the most expensive (production cost) of any album ever produced until that time (since surpassed). Original release by EMI for the United Kingdom, topping the UK Albums Chart four weeks (nonconsecutive). Original release by Elektra Records for the USA, peaking in the number four spot on the Billboard 200 Album Charts, ultimately becoming Queen's first Platinum Album for the USA.
(June 22, 1979) Release of their live in concert album, "Live Killers." The album peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart, number sixteen on the Billboard 200 Album charts in the United States, and was finally certified US Double Platinum by Billboard.
(July 13, 1973) Release of their debut
album, "Queen," first in the UK by Trident Studios, and then by EMI for Europe, and Elektra for the USA. The album reached number 24 for the UK Albums Chart, and number 83 for the USA Billboard 200 Albums chart. The album ultimately reached Gold status for the USA and UK, and reached Platinum status for Poland.
(1999) TV commercial
for Mobil Oil, featuring their song, "A Kind Of Magic" (voiceover).
(2007) TV commercial
for Propel Fitness Water, featuring their song "Under Pressure" (voiceover with David Bowie
(2012) TV commercial
for Lays Potato Chips, featuring their song, "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (voiceover).
(March/April 2014) TV commercial
"We Are the Champions," with Queen
(voiceover) singing their song of the same name, and Ricky Gervais
for "The all-new Audi A3."
(July 15 to August 24, 2014) Ben Elton and their musical, "We Will Rock You," was performed at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Ben Elton was developer. Brian May and Roger Taylor was musical supervisors.
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