30 Years Ago Today: ‘Queen’ Changed the World with Live Aid Performance

It Was Right There When Everybody Knew That ‘Queen’ Was the Number One Live Band in the World. 30 Years Has Passed and Still No Competition

For one day in 1985, live music became larger than life. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure created ‘Live Aid’, The dual-venue concert in Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. For hours, it felt like the entire world is watching.

Endless amount of major artists played the massive stages in front of millions worldwide, but when we’ll look back, we will always see one band first: Queen. While taking the stage for a short time only, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon delivered one of the most influential live performances of all time. Standing in front a sea of people, the band was delivering energy like never before, and Mercury dazzled the audience like the biggest rock maestro that he was.

On stage the band played: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘Hammer To Fall’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are the Champions’ For the great finale. The crowd in Wembley Stadium went crazy, as tears were coming down not only under the skies in London, but also in thousands of homes around the globe watching the show on TV. It was right there when everybody knew that Queen was the Number one live band in the world. 30 years has passed and still no competition.