Freddie Mercury left this world on November 24, 1991, at just 45 years old. Although he had started his career with Queen in the early seventies, in the excessive eighties he had remained an undeniable star.
In July 1985, the band’s incendiary performance at the Live Aid charity festival at Wembley Stadium in London made live music history. A year later, just two minutes of improvisation in the same venue increased his legend.
In February 1991, his last album with Queen, Innuendo, was number one in the UK, and a year later – already posthumously -, his collaboration with Montserrat Caballé, originally published in 1987, had him very present during the Barcelona Olympic Games.
The Zanzibar-born singer died at the top. After his unexpected death – he announced that he had AIDS the day before he died – everyone took it for granted that Queen’s career, the vehicle for her ornate compositions and powerful gurgles, had come to an end. In the nineties, moreover, the tides of music were going to change: Nirvana’s angry guitars buried the neatness of the eighties.
What you’re about to witness below is Brian May crying as he holds the hand of a Hologram Freddie Mercury after performing Love Of Your Life.
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