Brian May wants to revive Live Aid concert against Climate Change
Queen’s guitarist referred to the historic recital of 1985 that summoned renowned artists to combat famine in Africa. The British musician proposes to raise funds to deal with the effects of pollution on the planet.
In 1985, Philadelphia and London joined by music.
Two continents separated by an ocean hosted massive and televised concerts that were renowned artists.
In London, they performed at Wembley Stadium, while in Philadelphia, the venue was JF Kennedy Stadium. Artists like Sting, U2, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Madonna, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Wham!, Tears for Fears, The Who, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger, among others; they sang short repertoires interspersed by the call to donate money for Ethiopia.
Outstanding was the feat of British Phil Collins, who not only appeared in London with Sting. After finishing his show at Wembley, he took a plane to New York, and from there, he got on a helicopter that took him to Philadelphia, where he played with Eric Clapton, alone and at the Led Zeppelin meeting.
Queen was another of the bands that went on the Wembley stage to fight the famine. According to Rami Malek on the BAFTA red carpet, Bob Geldof – creator of Live Aid – confessed that the conversation to convince Freddie Mercury to participate was something like this:
– “Freddie, I think there is an event made especially for Queen and especially for you. This hearing made for Freddie,” said Geldof.
– “What do you mean, dear?” Mercury replied.
– “The audience is the world.”
– “I see what you mean.”
His memorable presentation was replicated almost entirely in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), when they performed the songs “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Hammer to Fall”, “Crazy little thing called love”, “We will rock you” and “We are the champions”, in addition to the remembered “Ay-oh” in which he interacts with the public.
Thirty-four years of the musical feat, Brian May – Queen’s historic guitarist – said in an interview with Mirror, that he would like to replicate an event of that magnitude, but for the benefit of the planet.
from continuation to the Live Earth of 2007.
Promising that Queen would be available, he said: “We would help anyway, but I think it is up to the new generations to take the bull by the horns.”
However, he says that even an event like Live Aid – which in 1985 raised £ 150 million – would not be enough. “People have seen so many concerts since Live Aid that seek to solve the world’s problems, which does not seem so easy to perform.”