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QUEEN at LIVE AID 1985 – Preparation Reduces Perspiration

QUEEN at LIVE AID – “Preparation Reduces Perspiration”

Queen was one of the few acts to put an real time into rehearsals for the Live Aid Concert at Wembley Stadium in London and it definitely showed. A recent post on the bands social media shared some clips of those rehearsals. Check it out here.

While there were many memorable Live Aid 85 performances in New York and London, fans and critics alike agree that the reunited Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon had no peer during the lobal live event. QUEEN’s blistering set opened with  an excerpt from Bohemian Rhapsody and Radio Ga GA before Freddie captured the Wembley crowd and the world with Ayyyy Ohhhh!. The band then delivered a masterful versions Hammer Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You before closing with the ultimate stadium anthem, We Are the Champions. What would it have been like to be there?

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Live Aid on this Day 1985 – Did You Tune in?

July 13th 1985 the first ever global simulcast takes place with a live performer live-up like the world has never seen. Literllay ever major performer from that era has a Live Aid story of their performance, or why they were not on the bill. The “Bohemian Rhpasody” film chronicales the QUEEN drama with Freddie Mercury returning for that legendary set. Wimbley Staduim packed in 72,00 fans and was followed by the JFK Stadium Philadelphia USA perfromances with just under 90K in attendance. This is the height of the “MTV Era” so poster boys and girls for that time like Sade, Simple Minds, Howard Jones and Adam Ant had sets at the Wimbley show. The big boys were there of course  Black Sabbath performed with Ozzy Osbourne, U2, The Who and David Bowie all performed. Mick Jagger and Bowie were to perform a muti-continent live duet, but technical issues quashed that and we had to be satisfied with lip synch. Many don’t remember that Live Aid was a true global event with bands like Loudness performing from Japan…loved that guitar tone Akira! Perfromances also came from Germany and Yugoslavoia. Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards closed the JFK evening.

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Did you tune in?

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