Freddie Mercury would have been 65-years-old September 5. To honor the deceased music icon, his band will stream “Queen Live at Wembley.”
Queen’s legendary concert will reportedly be streamed for two days beginning Monday on the band’s YouTube page. According to www.sfexaminer.com, the show dates back to July 1986 when Queen played London’s Wembley arena for two back to back shows.
Mercury of the legendary band Queen, passed away in 1991, at the age of 45, of a complication of AIDS. Mercury denied his illness to the press for many years, only offering a statement a day before he passed away. His statement reportedly read:
“Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors, and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand this policy will continue.”
The band Queen first formed in 1971 in London. The band included Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor. With their release of albums Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera, they would become a household name around the globe and go on to release 18 number one albums and 18 number one singles. Some of their best known songs include “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” from News of the World.
The band was also notable not only for the music they produced but for their performances. One of them, Live Aid, in 1985 was regarded as one of the best in rock history.