FLASHBACK: Queen Steals The Show At Live Aid

On this day in 1991, Freddie Mercury’s life ended all too soon. While the void he left has and will never be filled, the last thing he’d likely want is for fans the world over to mourn his death. He’d much rather us celebrate his life instead…

…and is there a better way to celebrate the wonder that was Freddie Mercury than by revisiting Queen’s classic performance from Live Aid in 1985? We think not.

No space on that stage at Wembley Stadium wasn’t touched by his strut. Every single note he sung was perfect. And that wide shot of the sprawling crowd clapping along to “Radio Ga Ga” is chill-inducing.




Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.