(12/76) Album: "A Day at the Races". Their fifth album, 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 one. 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 US, eventually reaching Platinum Record and then Double Platinum status for the US market, and also reaching Platinum status for Canada, the UK, and Poland.
(11/75) 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 UK, topping the UK Albums Chart four weeks (nonconsecutive). Original release by Elektra Records for the US, peaking in the #4 spot on the Billboard 200 Album Charts, ultimately becoming Queen's first Platinum Album for the US.
(6/22/79) Album: "Live Killers". Live in concert album. It peaked at #3 on the UK Albums Chart, #17 on the Billboard 200 Album charts in the US , and was finally certified US Double Platinum by Billboard.
(7/13/73) Album: "Queen". Debut
album. Released first in the UK by Trident Studios, then by EMI for Europe, and Elektra for the US. The album reached #24 for the UK Albums Chart, and # 83 for the US Billboard 200 Albums chart. It ultimately reached Gold status for the US and UK, and reached Platinum status for Poland.
(1999) TV commercial
: Mobil Oil (song used: "A Kind of Magic").
(2007) TV commercial
: Propel Fitness Water (song used "Under Pressure" with David Bowie
(2012) TV commercial
: Lays Potato Chips (song used: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love").
(3/14-4/14) TV commercial
: Audi A3 automobile (song used: "We Are the Champions").
(7/15/14-8/24/14) Stage: Wrote (w/Ben Elton
) "We Will Rock You". Musical. Performed at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Ben Elton was developer. Brian May
and Roger Taylor
were musical supervisors.
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