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Added on 21-Oct-2002

From Queen became the latest band bestowed with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Friday, October 18. The unveiling of the star, installed on Hollywood Boulevard, took place near the cross street of Ivar.

The honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Johnny Grant, called it a "royal day in Hollywood" and mentioned all four members of Queen--late vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor. Grant also quipped to the crowd of several hundred cheering fans, "I welcome all you Queens to Hollywood Boulevard," adding, "I had to get that in."

Representing the English band were May and Taylor. Taylor commented, "Thank you. We're very honored, very moved. And we wait to be walked on continually. And thanks a lot, it's a great day for us. Thank you for remembering us."

May followed, "Both Roger and I have made homes here. This is really the fulfillment of a dream. I've said this before, but I'll say it again. We were born in England as a group, but we grew up in the States, and particular in this town, and from the moment we walked on the stage in the Santa Monica Civic, ah, more years ago than I care to remember, we love this place and we have a special contact. This is a great thrill, this is better than a knighthood. And I'm looking forward to bringing my children one day to walk on this star."

Queen's Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD arrived in stores on October 15.

Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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