One Festival Track A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – QUEEN Outscored Every Act At LIVE AID 1985

Memorable festival flashes to heal this summer’s ‘no festivals’ pain…

13 July 2020

On 13th July 1985, 35 years ago today, the massive concert marathon
LIVE AID was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for
the immensely dramatic Ethiopian famine.

Announced as the ‘global jukebox’, the event was held simultaneously
at Wembley Stadium in London for 72,000 people, and at John F.
Kennedy Stadium
in Philadelphia with a crowd of 89,500. And an
audience of 1.9 billion TV viewers across 150 nations, that’s nearly
40% of the world population!

The performance everybody remembers is the one by QUEEN with the late FREDDIE MERCURY – the greatest rock ‘n roll showman that ever walked this planet – as the royal hero in the middle. Elton John who had to go on stage after them said “I can’t follow this!“. The rhapsodic highlight was RADIO GA GA. Freddie mesmerized the crowd in a way only he could. 144.000 hands went in the air, clapping to the terrifically catchy mega-hit.

C’mon Freddie

QUEEN: Website

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