The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
#TodayinMusic On April 20, 1992, the remaining members of Queen hosted a tribute concert for late Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium in London. The Concert for AIDS Awareness paid tribute to Freddie Mercury, who passed away in 1991 due to complications from AIDS.
With more than 70,000 people in attendance and over 1 billion radio and television viewers worldwide, the profits from the concert were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an organization that supports AIDS research.
The benefit concert featured a wide variety of special guests. Performances by David Bowie, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, George Michael and many others underscored Freddie Mercury’s immense impact on music and those who knew him.