Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Premiere – AIDS awareness
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness took place on Easter Monday, 20th April 1992. It was at Wembley Stadium in front of a 72,000 sold-out crowd and global broadcast audience of 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 joined on stage by many of the biggest acts in the world. They included 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.
The profits from the concert used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust. The trust is a core part of Queen and Freddie’s legacy. It has gone on to provide in excess of £17m to over 1000 projects in 57 countries in the ongoing fight against AIDS worldwide. https://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com
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