Queen steal the show at Live Aid

On Saturday, July 13, 1985, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure hosted Live Aid to raise money to help famine victims in Ethiopia. The musical extravaganza was hosted simultaneously at London’s Wembley Stadium and at John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia. Wembley hosted music icons such as David Bowie, The Who and Elton John, but it was Freddie and Queen who stole the show. The band’s 21-minute set – which featured ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ – was voted the greatest live performance in the history of rock in a 2205 industry poll of more than 60 artists, journalists and music executives.

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