Wembley Stadium in London was good to Freddie Mercury and Queen.
First of all, Freddie’s performance at Live Aid in 1985 is widely considered to be the single greatest performance by a frontman in rock history.
Then, a year later, they were on the road with The Magic Tour, which began on June 7th. A month into the tour, with the band rocking like a well-oiled, road-tested machine, they played two nights at Wembley. On July 12th, the second of the two, the band blew away more than 100,000 fans in a performance that spawned a multi-platinum live album and a video that’s sold over a million copies on DVD.
Less than a month later, August 9th, 1986, marked the last time Freddie would perform onstage with the original Queen lineup of guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor. He and Deacon left the band before Queen would tour again.
Not only is Freddie on…his…game…here, but the production values and editing style actually contribute to the electricity on stage, rather than distracting from it.