Added on 13-Jul-2005
This Day In History, Queen Perform Their Legendary Set At Live Aid July 13, 1985On this day in history, July 13, 1985, (a Saturday), Queen gave their legendary, show stealing, dazzling, landmark performance at Live Aid. Freddie Mercury, along with Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon commanded and held 75,000 people at Wembley Stadium, awestruck, clapping in unison to their 20 minute defining setlist which included Radio Ga Ga, WATC, WWRY, BoRhap, Is This The World We Created, CLTCL.
Bob Geldof and the Band Aid Trust staged the Original and forever historic charity, benefit International 2 continent wide concert spectacular, Live Aid to aid the victims of the African famine. Live Aid was the follow up to the 1984 Christmas charity single, ''Do They Know It's Christmas'' starring Band Aid, an all star line-up of the UK's finest music artists. Live Aid, staged on a scale which has only been topped...once, by its July 2, 2005 sequel, Live 8, was held at both London's Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia, USA's JFK Stadium starring the international glittering all star who's who of, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Tina Turner, The Who, and on and on. Some 2 billion people watched via satellite TV links worldwide and millions of dollars were raised to aid African famine relief.