This weekend only! YouTube and the Queen gang have teamed up to raise funds for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO and they’re running a livestream of the infamous Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness that took place on Easter Monday, 20th April 1992 at Wembley Stadium in London. Over 72,000 fans packed the stadium and and global broadcast audience was MASSIVE (reportedly over one billion).
The concert was a tribute to Queen’s lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS on 24 November 1991. Queen’s remaining members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon were joined on stage by many of the biggest acts in the world including David Bowie, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’Roses, Robert Plant, Metallica, Liza Minelli, Def Leppard, Seal, Roger Daltry and many more. The concert was to be the last large scale live event John Deacon performed with Queen.
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.@QueenWillRock fans get ready to rock 🤘. For 48 hours only you can screen the legendary 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert to support #COVID19 @WHO 🙌 Tune in and rock #WithMe → https://t.co/sa3KGrjmz2 pic.twitter.com/eBsC7KgY5o
— YouTube (@YouTube) May 15, 2020