Freddie Mercury tribute concert ‘Holy s*** I was first to sing with Queen after his death’

Queen: Trailer for Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992

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Queen members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon put on The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in April 1992. Stars like David Bowie, Elton John and Robert Plant performed in memory of the singer and to raise awareness of AIDS – the disease that led to his untimely death at just 45. In this week’s episode of Queen The Greatest, it was recounted how Roger called up some fellow rock stars who agreed to the gig and the drummer then told Brian who replied: “Well, if you can get that lot, I’ll go, I’ll come!”

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert took place at London’s Wembley Stadium with the first half featuring band’s influenced by Queen like Metallic and Guns N’ Roses.

Then, after the interval, Brian, Roger and John performed Queen hits with a whole host of artists.

First up on vocals was Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, joined by Slash for a rendition of Tie Your Mother Down.

Joe remembered: “I was the first person to sing with Queen after Fred died. Doing it on stage in front of 80,000 people and a billion people on TV. Holy s***.”

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