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April 8, 1993 | KATHERINE TURMAN
Former Queen guitarist Brian May's debut solo album, "Back to the Light," isn't a surprise: It's full of lush, often dated-sounding commercial rockers not too different from the material he wrote with Queen. What was surprising in his L.A. solo concert debut on Tuesday at the packed Palace was his strength as a frontman and singer. A quiet presence renowned for his groundbreaking, layered guitar harmonies, May has a voice akin to that of a less emotive Roy Orbison.
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October 9, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Brian Cushing may not be saying much about the left knee injury he sustained Monday night against the New York Jets, but his Houston Texans teammates seem to be preparing for the worst - a torn ACL that could mean a Super Bowl push without their starting middle linebacker and leading tackler. “It'll be huge, man, he's a vital part of our defense,” Texans linebacker Brooks Reed told the Bergen (N.J.) Record. “He's the trendsetter, he gets everyone going. He's out there every single play.
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February 24, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, Dennis Hunt is a Times staff writer.
W hen Queen's album "The Miracle" flopped in 1989, many thought that might have been the English rock quartet's last gasp. But no need to check the rock 'n' roll graveyard for Queen just yet. As the most prominent act on Disney's new label, Hollywood Records, Queen is trying to revive its once fabulously successful career with a new album, "Innuendo"--and with the rocking "Headlong" as the first single.
SCIENCE
June 7, 2008 | John Johnson Jr., Times Staff Writer
Brian May, lead guitarist for Queen and the author of the stadium anthem "We Will Rock You," was awarded his PhD this year in astrophysics from Imperial College London. Now his first book, "Bang! The Complete History of the Universe," written with astronomer Sir Patrick Moore and astrophysicist Chris Lintott, is being released in the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 1993 | ROGER CATLIN, THE HARTFORD COURANT
Brian May is back in America, performing before sold-out audiences of cheering fans. But this time, instead of headlining rock shows with Queen, as he did in the '70s, the guitarist is here as the opening act for a band he helped inspire--Guns N' Roses. "It's amazing coming to all these places we visited as Queen. It's very emotional," May said during a recent phone interview from Austin, Tex. "I'm very happy. I feel very privileged, really."
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July 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Brian May is completing his doctorate in astrophysics, more than 30 years after he abandoned his studies to form the rock group Queen. The 60-year-old guitarist and songwriter said he plans to submit his thesis, "Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud," to supervisors at Imperial College London within the next two weeks. May was an astrophysics student at Imperial College when Queen, which included Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, was formed in 1970.
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February 6, 1994 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the quiet subculture that is folk music, a special kind of reverence is reserved for Brian May. This is not because of the way he plays the guitar. He can't play guitar. He can't move his arms. Or his legs. May is a 43-year-old quadriplegic who contracted polio through a faulty vaccine as a child, has long outlived his insurance settlement and needs around-the-clock care, including four hours for a bath.
NEWS
July 7, 1995 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brian May, a quadriplegic who overcame his disability to create "Malibu Folk," a radio show he syndicated to more than 40 public radio stations, has died. He was 45. May died Wednesday at his Malibu home of complications of polio and paralysis. A dedicated fan of folk music, May engineered and recorded performances and interviews with struggling, guitar-playing singer-songwriters.
NEWS
May 3, 1997
Brian May, 63, Australian film composer who wrote theme songs and musical scores for 33 motion pictures. Perhaps the best known of May's film music were the scores for "The Road Warrior" and "Mad Max." Others were for "Dr. Giggles," "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare," "Hurricane Smith," "Steel Dawn," "Missing in Action II: The Beginning" and "Gallipoli." For television, he composed music for "Tales From the Crypt," "Dark Justice," "Return to Eden" and "The Last Outlaw."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1985 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
'What I did was, mostly it was very little, it was amazingly little. I listened to the radio. To go to the bathroom or to get bathed in any way was like a life risk, because you stop breathing. As much as he can sense the ocean's presence from his cottage atop the Malibu bluff, Brian John May is unable to look upon it from his aging steel hospital bed. As morning creeps in through his windows, Brian knows that he cannot, on his own power, rise to meet the day.
NEWS
July 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Brian May is completing his doctorate in astrophysics, more than 30 years after he abandoned his studies to form the rock group Queen. The 60-year-old guitarist and songwriter said he plans to submit his thesis, "Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud," to supervisors at Imperial College London within the next two weeks. May was an astrophysics student at Imperial College when Queen, which included Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, was formed in 1970.
NEWS
May 3, 1997
Brian May, 63, Australian film composer who wrote theme songs and musical scores for 33 motion pictures. Perhaps the best known of May's film music were the scores for "The Road Warrior" and "Mad Max." Others were for "Dr. Giggles," "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare," "Hurricane Smith," "Steel Dawn," "Missing in Action II: The Beginning" and "Gallipoli." For television, he composed music for "Tales From the Crypt," "Dark Justice," "Return to Eden" and "The Last Outlaw."
NEWS
June 16, 1996 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the summer of 1958, actor Hugh O'Brian received the invitation that would change his life. O'Brian, then 33, was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, parlaying his fame as television's legendary Wyatt Earp into extra income by guest-starring with a circus. Then the cable arrived from French Equatorial Africa: Dr. Albert Schweitzer would welcome him at any time. O'Brian had long admired the German doctor-missionary-theologian-musician. "I'd read so much about him," he reflects.
NEWS
July 7, 1995 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brian May, a quadriplegic who overcame his disability to create "Malibu Folk," a radio show he syndicated to more than 40 public radio stations, has died. He was 45. May died Wednesday at his Malibu home of complications of polio and paralysis. A dedicated fan of folk music, May engineered and recorded performances and interviews with struggling, guitar-playing singer-songwriters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1994 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the quiet subculture that is folk music, a special kind of reverence is reserved for Brian May. This is not because of the way he plays the guitar. He can't play guitar. He can't move his arms. Or his legs. May is a 43-year-old quadriplegic who contracted polio through a faulty vaccine as a child, has long outlived his insurance settlement and needs around-the-clock care, including four hours for a bath.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1993 | KATHERINE TURMAN
Former Queen guitarist Brian May's debut solo album, "Back to the Light," isn't a surprise: It's full of lush, often dated-sounding commercial rockers not too different from the material he wrote with Queen. What was surprising in his L.A. solo concert debut on Tuesday at the packed Palace was his strength as a frontman and singer. A quiet presence renowned for his groundbreaking, layered guitar harmonies, May has a voice akin to that of a less emotive Roy Orbison.
SPORTS
October 9, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Brian Cushing may not be saying much about the left knee injury he sustained Monday night against the New York Jets, but his Houston Texans teammates seem to be preparing for the worst - a torn ACL that could mean a Super Bowl push without their starting middle linebacker and leading tackler. “It'll be huge, man, he's a vital part of our defense,” Texans linebacker Brooks Reed told the Bergen (N.J.) Record. “He's the trendsetter, he gets everyone going. He's out there every single play.
SCIENCE
June 7, 2008 | John Johnson Jr., Times Staff Writer
Brian May, lead guitarist for Queen and the author of the stadium anthem "We Will Rock You," was awarded his PhD this year in astrophysics from Imperial College London. Now his first book, "Bang! The Complete History of the Universe," written with astronomer Sir Patrick Moore and astrophysicist Chris Lintott, is being released in the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 1993 | ROGER CATLIN, THE HARTFORD COURANT
Brian May is back in America, performing before sold-out audiences of cheering fans. But this time, instead of headlining rock shows with Queen, as he did in the '70s, the guitarist is here as the opening act for a band he helped inspire--Guns N' Roses. "It's amazing coming to all these places we visited as Queen. It's very emotional," May said during a recent phone interview from Austin, Tex. "I'm very happy. I feel very privileged, really."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, Dennis Hunt is a Times staff writer.
W hen Queen's album "The Miracle" flopped in 1989, many thought that might have been the English rock quartet's last gasp. But no need to check the rock 'n' roll graveyard for Queen just yet. As the most prominent act on Disney's new label, Hollywood Records, Queen is trying to revive its once fabulously successful career with a new album, "Innuendo"--and with the rocking "Headlong" as the first single.
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