On November 23, 1991, Freddie Mercury introduced to the world he was affected by AIDS. The star revealed in an announcement that he hoped the world would be part of him within the “combat towards the horrible illness”. The next day, on November 24, 1991, Freddie died, aged 45.
Just some months later, in February 1992, the remainder of the members of Queen introduced plans to carry a tribute live performance in honour of the singer.
On today, April 20, in 1992, the remaining members of Queen and a large quantity of rock and pop stars from world wide performed on the live performance at Wembley Stadium.
This yr marks 30 years for the reason that tribute live performance, and the Freddie Mercury property is holding an internet screening of the long-lasting occasion. Previously, the live performance has been launched on VHS, DVD and Digital, however this on-line screening is open and free to all followers for 48 hours.
An identical on-line model of the present was performed in 2020 to boost cash for the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
The official Freddie Mercury Instagram account introduced the place followers might watch the live performance at this time, together with details about a model new charity, The Mercury Phoenix Belief.
The put up learn: “TODAY: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Live performance – thirtieth Anniversary YouTube Screening! At present we mark the thirtieth Anniversary of The Freddie Mercury Tribute Live performance and the launch of The Mercury Phoenix Belief.”
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Live performance thirtieth Anniversary Screening will air at 7pm BST on YouTube.
You may watch the screening right here at 7pm BST.
An unbelievable variety of artists attended the tribute live performance and carried out alongside Brian Might, John Deacon and Roger Taylor. However the remaining visitor, Elizabeth Taylor, made the occasion much more particular.
Elizabeth took to the stage after all of the musicians had put down their devices to provide a speech about Freddie’s dying. She additionally took the chance to encourage the tens of 1000’s of attendees to practise secure intercourse.
The emotional Hollywood star grabbed the eye of the concert-goers by saying: “I’ve one thing to say.”
She mentioned: “We’re right here to have a good time the lifetime of Freddie mercury, a unprecedented rock star who rushed throughout our cultural panorama like a comic book taking pictures up throughout the sky. We’re right here additionally to inform the entire world that he like others we now have misplaced to AIDS died earlier than his time.”
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Elizabeth continued: “The brilliant mild of his expertise nonetheless exhilarates us even now, that his life has been so cruelly, extinguished. It needn’t have occurred. It should not have occurred. Please. Let’s not let it occur once more.”
She additionally mentioned: “There’s 70,000 individuals on this stadium tonight. Take a look at yourselves, have a look at what number of you’re! In simply two quick weeks there be as many new infections as there are individuals right here tonight.
“Please do not let it occur to you. You’re the way forward for our world. You’re the finest and the brightest. You’re the shining mild that may illuminate a greater world tomorrow. Defend yourselves. In case you have intercourse, each time you’ve intercourse, use a condom. Each single time, straight intercourse, homosexual intercourse, bisexual intercourse, use a condom, whoever you’re. And should you share medicine, do not share a needle.”
72,000 tickets have been made obtainable for the live performance which bought out in simply three hours – regardless of the very fact the road up had not but been introduced. Included within the line up was George Michael, Metallica, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi, Seal, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, and lots of extra. The bands and singers performed cowl variations of Queen’s greatest hits.
Watch the Freddie Mercury Tribute Live performance thirtieth anniversary on YouTube at 7pm.