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The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness (1992)

The benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, who died of AIDS in November 1991.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Freddie Mercury ... Himself (archive footage)
Queen ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bowie ... Himself
Gary Cherone ... Himself
Cindy Crawford ... Herself
Roger Daltrey ... Himself
Def Leppard ... Themselves
Spike Edney Spike Edney ... Himself
Christopher Guest ... Nigel Tufnel
Guns N' Roses ... Themselves
Ian Hunter ... Himself
Tony Iommi ... Himself
Elton John ... Himself
Annie Lennox ... Herself
Joshua Macrae Joshua Macrae ... Himself (as Josh Macrae)
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A live concert in tribute to Freddie Mercury, former lead singer of Queen. Mercury died of AIDS and so some of the proceeds of this concert went to AIDS research. Features performers such as Metallica, Def Leppard, Elton John, Axl Rose, Extreme, George Michael, and many others. Performers alternate between doing their own hits, covering Queen songs, or jamming with the surviving members of Queen. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness See more »

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Runtime:

| (TV) (2017)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the only time that David Bowie and members of Queen performed "Under Pressure" together live. Queen would always perform the song on their own while on tour, despite having recorded it with Bowie in 1981. See more »

Goofs

In the accompanying "making of" documentary included on home video releases, Gary Cherone's last name is misspelled as "Cheron", and Joe Elliott's last name is misspelled as "Elliot." See more »

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Features Live Aid (1985) See more »

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Very good concert performance
2 June 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

This concert tribute to the late Freddie Mercury (frontmen of legendary UK rock band QUEEN) is a great performance. There are so many guest appearances, including Elton John, Def Leppard and Axl Rose.

There are many musical performances, but the most popular -- and best -- has to be the reinterpretation of Queen's most famous song, Bohemian Rhapsody, which is performed here by Elton John and Axl Rose. It's a great performance, a great song -- and it sounds (arguably) even better with John and Rose singing it. (Although Queen fans may disagree on that one.) Overall this is a great performance and everyone involved is giving 100%. And for the record, I absolutely loved the performance of We Will Rock You, which is probably the second best song here - and it's really well performed.

Worth watching.


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