Freddie with Annie Lennox, 1987.
20 YEARS AGO TODAY - The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was an open-air concert held on April 20th 1992 at London’s Wembley Stadium, for an audience of 72,000. The concert was broadcasted live on television and radio to 76 countries around the world. The concert was a tribute to the life of the late Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, with all proceeds going to AIDS research. The concert began with short sets from bands that were influenced by the music of Queen, including Metallica, Extreme, Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses. The second half of the concert featured the three remaining Queen members -John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor - along with guest singers and guitarists, including Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi, David Bowie, Mick Ronson, James Hetfield, George Michael, Seal, Paul Young, Annie Lennox, Lisa Stansfield, Robert Plant, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Axl Rose and Slash, Liza Minnelli, and others.
We still celebrate you Freddie, every single day.
Freddie Mercury and Annie Lennox