Another in my top 5. A most amazing day and only the second time I saw Freddie Mercury sing live - what a show, he and Bowie were brilliant

Another in my top 5. A most amazing day and only the second time I saw Freddie Mercury sing live - what a show, he and Bowie were brilliant

I wasn't a big fan of U2 until about 2004 when I received the "Live Aid" DVD set for Christmas.  After seeing this performance, I became an instant fan, and "Bad" became one of my all-time favorite songs.

I wasn't a big fan of U2 until about 2004 when I received the "Live Aid" DVD set for Christmas. After seeing this performance, I became an instant fan, and "Bad" became one of my all-time favorite songs.

David Bowie - Live Aid promo 1985 I watched so many hours of Live Aid. Very exciting for a 14 year old.

David Bowie - Live Aid promo 1985 I watched so many hours of Live Aid. Very exciting for a 14 year old.

U2 | Live Aid 1985 - money raised was for famine releif in Africa...raised my awareness and was a 3 day concert that I watched mesmerized continuously...

U2 | Live Aid 1985 - money raised was for famine releif in Africa...raised my awareness and was a 3 day concert that I watched mesmerized continuously...

Queen at Live Aid - July 1985, 20 Minutes That Changed Music.  Fantastic interviews of those that were there that day - the day that Queen stole the show!  Great music clips of Freddie doing his thing!  Bob Geldof, one of the organizers of the show speaks, as do other producers/performers.

Queen at Live Aid - July 1985, 20 Minutes That Changed Music. Fantastic interviews of those that were there that day - the day that Queen stole the show! Great music clips of Freddie doing his thing! Bob Geldof, one of the organizers of the show speaks, as do other producers/performers.

Phil Collins performing "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" during Live Aid, Wembley Stadium, London, England, July 13, 1985. (from bumnote.com)

Phil Collins performing "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" during Live Aid, Wembley Stadium, London, England, July 13, 1985. (from bumnote.com)

Queen had a pretty tough task when they took the stage at Live Aid in July of 1985. Given 20 minutes, they did everything possible to cram a full concert into it. They opened with an abbreviated "Bohemian Rhapsody" that went right into "Radio Ga Ga." They played two more songs before the finale of "We Will Rock You" into "We Are the Champions." Many bands were swallowed up by the enormous Wembley stage, but Mercury worked it like an absolute pro.

Flashback: Queen Rock Live Aid

Queen had a pretty tough task when they took the stage at Live Aid in July of 1985. Given 20 minutes, they did everything possible to cram a full concert into it. They opened with an abbreviated "Bohemian Rhapsody" that went right into "Radio Ga Ga." They played two more songs before the finale of "We Will Rock You" into "We Are the Champions." Many bands were swallowed up by the enormous Wembley stage, but Mercury worked it like an absolute pro.

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