25 years ago today, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon, the surviving members of Queen, took to the stage at Wembley Stadium for the start of one of the biggest events in rock history, which the band had organized to pay tribute to their former colleague – the incomparable Freddie Mercury.

Queen was joined by some of the greatest musical talent in the world to celebrate Freddie’s life and work and to increase public awareness of AIDS, the disease that had prematurely ended his life the previous year. As well as being great entertainment, the concert raised money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust - Fighting AIDS Worldwide.

Performers included Elton John, David Bowie, Roger Daltrey, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Extreme, Bob Geldof, Ian Hunter, Tony Iommi, Annie Lennox, Metallica, George Michael, Liza Minnelli, Robert Plant, Mick Ronson, Seal, Lisa Stansfield, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Young and Zucchero.

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