This Tribute to Freddie Mercury was held on April 20, 1992, at the iconic Wembley Stadium, in the United Kingdom, months after the Queen lead singer died of complications related to AIDS.
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness took place in front of an audience of 72,000 and a global audience of over one billion. The concert was a tribute to Queen’s lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS on November 24, 1991. The remaining members of Queen Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon joined on stage with many of the biggest acts around the world, including David Bowie, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N ‘Roses, Robert Plant, Metallica, Liza Minelli, Def Leppard, Seal, Roger Daltrey, and many more. The concert would be the last large-scale live event John Deacon held with Queen.
Proceeds from the concert helped create the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which has donated more than £ 17 million (about $ 20 million) to numerous projects in 57 countries to assist in the ongoing fight against AIDS.
Look back at one of the best performances during the tribute concert below, Robert Plant performing ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’: