1992’s Freddie Mercury Tribute Streams for a Cause
In 1992, Queen’s remaining members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon were joined onstage by many of the world’s biggest acts including David Bowie, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Robert Plant, Metallica, Liza Minnelli, Def Leppard, Seal, Roger Daltrey. The concert — which took place in front 72,000 people at Wembley Stadium in London, with a global broadcast audience of around one billion — was a tribute to Queen’s lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991. On Friday, this event, called the “Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert,” will stream globally in support of the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Google.org is matching $2 for every $1 donated.