Category: live aid

Freddie at Live Aid, by Phil Dent, my edit of original via ew.com

Freddie Mercury and Brian May at Live Aid, 1985, via freddiemqueen

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TIL Phil Collins was the only artist to perform at both Live Aid 1985 benefit concerts. He played at Live Aid Wembley, went by helicopter to Heathrow, flew to New York on the Concorde, then another helicopter to Live Aid Philadelphia.

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And met Cher on the plane! She had no idea this was whole thing was happening, so Phil brought her along. He said that she was traveling in “civilian clothes”, but popped into the bathroom and came out “looking like Cher” before they landed!

Here she is backstage, photo by the show’s medical director Dr. Jeff Fine, posted by kubacheck:

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You can also see her on stage for the group sing of “We Are The World” at the end of the night, behind Lionel Ritchie and a couple of folks over from Harry Belafonte.

That’s a grab from a clip of Phil telling these stories on Access Hollywood, noting he had already flown on to New York by then and was watching from bed!

Freddie at Live Aid, by Phil Dent, my edit of original via ew.com

Freddie Mercury and Brian May at Live Aid, 1985, via freddiemqueen

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Robert Plant having a special moment staring at Jimmy Page during the beginning of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ at Live Aid.

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Freddie Mercury and Brian May, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” 

(Top, Live Aid via brianmay, bottom via nme)

Robert Plant, Live Aid, Philadelphia. Zeppelin’s set is rightly remembered as a train wreck, but Robert’s pleated paisley pants were perfectly on point.

Freddie Mercury with Her Royal Majesty’s Duckface at Live Aid, 1985, by Roger Bamber.