Freddie Mercury, Live Aid (1985)

Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died 19 years ago today. So a quick remembrance seems in order. We bring you Mercury and Brian May (now astrophysicist and university chancellor) driving along the crowd at Live Aid, the mega concert staged in London and Philly, back in 1985. Get the remaining parts of the virtuoso rock performance here, here, and here. And keep an eye out for the upcoming film that will feature Sacha Baron Cohen in the Mercury role.

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  • Max Fiction

    Yoi. Let’s not forget “Sir” Bob Geldof brought us this atrocity. Anyone still listening to Queen in 1985 got what they deserved.

    “BONO, STING and Bob have formed this ridiculous blessed trilogy – stop preaching, please. Every time I see Bono in those big fly glasses and tight leather pants I just can’t hack it. I can’t see that as solving the world’s problems. He’s crushing his testicles in tight trousers for world peace.” — John Lydon, ranting over Geldof disingenuously claiming the Sex Pistols would play “Live 8.” Hear hear!

  • shano

    Mercury is still voted the best rock & roll vocalist in the Rolling Stone poll this year. Freddie was one of the best frontman of all time.
    He wrote some great songs, I love his lyrics, all positive, poetic.

    he called himself the Persian poufter once and I love him for that. he was entirely original.

  • Seabreezn

    Just freakin’ Fabulous spirit !!!

  • Susan

    Such a gift!

  • Nalrus

    I totally agree with you in that the people got what they deserved. I’ve never seen a more enthusiastic crowd.n