There’s never been a performance quite like Queen at Live Aid.
Live Aid was a benefit concert watched by nearly 2 billion people worldwide when it was broadcast on July 13, 1985. The fundraising event was held simultaneously at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium and London’s Wembley Stadium. The biggest acts in music performed on those two stages, and it was phenomenal!
So why is it, 35 years later, Queen’s set is the most lauded? Partly because it marked the comeback of a rock icon, Freddy Mercury, who had something to prove when he took the Live Aid stage.
If you saw “Bohemian Rhapsody” you know that Rami Malik did an amazing job of portraying Mercury. Watch them again, side by side.