1986 was a magical year for Queen. The band was at the top; it was indicated by the record of sales of albums and videos, the demand for tickets, unprecedented attendance at their concerts, and good criticism.
The band sold more than 1.7 million albums in the United Kingdom alone, where ‘A Kind Of Magic’ was number one and remained fifth for thirteen weeks, while the video of her singles reached first place.
The Magic Tour was Queen’s last tour with Freddie and everything was fabulous from start to finish. I remember starting at a soccer stadium in Stockholm. Many of the concerts were in stadiums, some in closed enclosures, but above all they were huge shows throughout Europe and that had a really fantastic reception.” — Roger Taylor.
“We are performers, and our music has a lot of theatre. I like to show, really play a song. Any other could sing these pieces sitting quietly, but they wouldn’t have the same effect. We are Cecil B. DeMille del rock and roll.” — Freddie Mercury.
—— photos scanned by myself from “Queen Live At Wembley” fascicle from Planeta d’Agostini.
Reposted from @freddiemercuryonline