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35 Years Ago: Queen Steals the Show at Live Aid

July 13, 2020   Seraja   0

Queen followed one of Live Aid’s signature moments and, more crucially, were taking the stage at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, without much expectation. After a run of stylistically diverse records beginning with 1975’s career-defining A Night at the Opera, Queen had lost momentum by the early ’80s.

Their set was wedged between performances by bigger and more contemporary artists. U2 had just delivered a two-song clinic on how to command a crowd, capped by a majestic 12-minute version of “Bad,” and after Queen, David Bowie, the Who (in their first performance in three years) and Elton John were scheduled.

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Imagine, Bob Geldof had to convince Freddie to participate in Live Aid

June 14, 2020   Seraja   6

Imagine, Bob Geldof had to convince Freddie to participate in Live Aid. Geldof said, “Fred, why wouldn’t you do it? The entire stage was built for you, practically. Darling, the world.” But once Queen was convinced of the shows epic scale, they agreed to take the stage at 6:41 pm. An audience of 70,000, Queen took the stage and in Freddie fashion, Magic was created, he was PHENOMENAL and he stole that show with his plain but gorgeous blue wranglers and tank. 20 minutes of pure magic that marked history and we will never ever forget the power of Freddie.

Freddie about live aid

June 4, 2020   Seraja   0

“As far as I’m concerned, I’m doing it out of pride,” said Mercury. “It’s something to be proud of: that I’m actually in with all the ‘Biggies’ – all the biggest stars – and that I can do something worthwhile. Yes, I’m proud more than anything.”