Music #1: One of the Greatest Live Rock and Roll Peformers Ever, Freddie Mercury

Some of the purists will be wincing. This wasn’t really rock and roll. It was spectacle. It was pop. No edge. Overproduced. 

Fair enough. All I know is that I loved, and still love, Freddie Mercury and Queen.

I had a hard but rewarding day and, when I got home tonight, I instinctively turned for relaxation  to this excerpt from Queen’s July 13, 1985 Live Aid concert appearance at Wembley Stadium in London, England. 

Freddie Mercury — an original, a character, and one of the greatest stadium performers ever.   In fact, this specific peformance has, in several polls of rock critics, been voted among the greatest live performances ever. Did any of you ever see him perform live? I didn’t.

This excerpt from the concert includes Bohemian Rhapsody and Radio Ga Ga.

Freddie Mercury  1946 – 1991