During the day today, this the 20th Anniversary of the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert held at Wembley Stadium to celebrate the life of Queen front man Freddie Mercury. Annie Lennox took to the stage in her now legendary costume to perform the classic Under Pressure track. Throughout the day we’ll bring you some rarities, videos, memorabilia etc.
The concert opened with a message from the three remaining members of Queen in tribute to Mercury. The music then commenced with short sets from bands that were influenced by the music of Queen, including Metallica, Extreme , Def Leppard , and Guns N’ Roses. Between bands, several video clips honouring Freddie Mercury were shown, while the roadies changed the stage for the following act’s performance.
The second half of the concert featured the three remaining Queen members along with guest singers and guitarists, including Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi, David Bowie, Mick Ronson, James Hetfield, George Michael, Seal, Paul Young, Annie Lennox, Lisa Stansfield, Robert Plant, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Axl Rose and Slash, Liza Minnelli, and others. . Via satellite from Sacramento, California, U2 dedicated a live performance of “Until the End of the World” to Mercury.