It was already a part of our collective pop culture even before the Bohemian Rhapsody movie took it to even more unimaginable heights. Everyone on that day (and ever since) has generally admitted that Queen stole the show at Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985. Freddie with his arm thumping the sky is a bombastic and triumphant iconic moment, but many forget that it’s also there was a lot more. Tender, melancholy moment hours later, when only the singer and Brian returned for a one-of-a-kind special moment and a rare rendition of the song inspired by the day. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE VIDEO
From Freddie playing crown call and response (“Ey-ohhh”) to the thousands of people stomping and clapping to We Will Rock You and Radio Ga Ga, Queen’s set was precision-engineered for the ultimate in entertainment. the high octane crown.
There was also that rumor that they secretly turned up the speakers for their set (the truth on that is below).
The band took the stage at exactly 6:42pm and kicked off Freddie on piano with the Bohemian Rhapsody intro before the band exploded on Radio Ga Ga. This was followed by Freddie’s unforgettable singing back and forth with the jubilant crowd.
Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and part of We Will Rock You followed before Queen ended their overnight reign with We Are The Champions.
They performed the song Is This The World We Created? which was written in Munich Freddie contributing most of the lyrics and Brian adding chords and small lyrical contributions.
The song appeared at every Queen concert between 1984 and 1986 and closed the album The Works.
As fans took time this week, as always, to remember Freddie’s life on the anniversary of his death on November 24, Brian reposted the Live Aid video with the comment: “This is the part of our performance on LIVE AID that I don’t see that often”.
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