APRIL 20, 1992 – “A Concert For Life” the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness…



APRIL 20, 1992 – Billed as “A Concert For Life” the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England as a tribute to Queen singer Freddie Mercury and to help raise AIDS awareness. Mercury’s AIDS related death on November 24, 1991 had rocked the music circles and left behind a great number of wonderful songs that deserved to be heard live one more time.

Surviving Queen members Roger Taylor (drums/vocals), Brian May (guitar/vocals) and John Deacon (bass) performed the band’s catalog with all star guest musicians and speakers that included Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli, George Michael, Seal, Annie Lennox and Elton John,The Who’s Roger Daltry, Metallica’s James Hetfield, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, David Bowie and Mick Ronson, Paul Young, Lisa Stansfield, Guns-N-Roses members Axl Rose and Slash, and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen.

The profits from the event were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust AIDS charity organization.

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