April 20, 1992: The stars come out for Freddie

Freddie_Mercury_Tribute_Concert_posterThe Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was a concert held on Easter Monday, 1992 at Wembley Stadium in London, England for an audience of 72,000. The concert was broadcast live on television and radio to 76 countries around the world, with an audience of up to one billion. The concert was a tribute to the life of Queen lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, with proceeds going to AIDS research. The show marked bassist John Deacon‘s final full-length concert with Queen (save a short live appearance with Brian May, Roger Taylor and Elton John in 1997). The profits from the concert were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organisation.

Watch the concert on the YouTube Movies Channel (subscription).

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