Freddie Mercury left this Earth on November 24, 1991. While he left a void in the rock landscape that is still felt today, his inspiration has transcended his era, and he continues to influence new generations of music fans.
He also transcended musical genres: about five months after his death, Queen, along with an all-star lineup, put on The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness. The concert was held at Wembley Stadium before a massive crowd of 72,000. Proceeds from the show went towards launching The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an organization founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach that has help fund numerous projects in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
In his memory, here’s a look back to the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and its five best performances that day.