Queen’s 21-minute performance appeared to be the most memorable part of the event. If you saw the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, some may interpret this moment as a comeback for the British Rock band. I watched the Live Aid performance, including Queen’s on Youtube. It was fantastic to watch.
It starts with the song Bohemian Rhapsody where Freddie Mercury performs an excerpt on the piano. There’s a smooth transition from Bohemian Rhapsody to Radio Ga Ga. Then Queen performed Hammer to Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, and We Are The Champions. It started and ended with a piano performance.
The best moment was Freddie Mercury doing his famous “Ay-Oh” before singing Hammer to Fall. He pumped the audience nicely. That added a little touch to the brief performance.
The movie Bohemian Rhapsody redid this segment of the show with incredible precision and detail. I watched a video where there were scenes from the film and the original footage of Live Aid, one on top of the other. The movie followed every move Freddie Mercury made. Rami Malek did an excellent job with the choreography. In an interview, he said that he had watched the video repeatedly to make sure he got right. It was impressive! When viewing the montage of the two videos, there are extra scenes in the blue-ray edition of the movie. Those clips were just as amazing!
Here are some of the videos of Queen’s performances of Live Aid.