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.
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 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.