July 18, 2020
Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury are two of the most influential people in the history of modern music. While Mercury has passed on, his legacy remains alive through the timeless songs of the rock band Queen.
McCartney recently shared a photo on Instagram showing the two of them together on stage. The photo was taken during the Live Aid concert on July 13, 1985.
The historic concert was held at the Wembley Stadium in London. The photo, posted on July 13, has received more than 200,000 reactions.
More than two billion people around the world watched the broadcast of Live Aid, as reported by USA Today.
The benefit concert was held simultaneously at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium and London’s Wembley Stadium.
It is one of the most unforgettable music events in history. Iconic singers performed during the fund-raising event.
Even at his age, McCartney continues to do music tours around the world.
Aside from Mercury and McCartney, other stars who took the stage were Rick Springfield, Madonna, Elton John, David Bowie, and U2.
Mercury’s performance in the concert has been memorialized in the 2018 movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Rami Malek won the Oscar’s award for Best Actor for portraying Mercury.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is also one of the band’s greatest hits. Their other timeless songs are “We Are the Champions,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and “Killer Queen.”
Queen’s flamboyant lead vocalist died in November 1991 due to complications from AIDS. He was 45.
Meanwhile, McCartney achieved massive stardom as a part of the legendary band The Beatles. He recently turned 78.
McCartney earlier recalled that The Beatles refused to play for a segregated audience in 1964.
Paul McCartney during a 2009 ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. | Photo: Shutterstock
Even at his age, McCartney continues to do music tours around the world. Many fans still flock to his concerts, as reported by Closer Weekly.
He also has not stopped creating new music. In 2018, he released his 25th studio album, “Egypt Station.”
As reported by People, McCartney earlier recalled that The Beatles refused to play for a segregated audience in 1964. He recounted this incident as the Black Lives Movement heightened in the U.S. and around the world.
Paul McCartney during his 1980 visit on his farm near Sussex. | Photo: Getty Images
McCartney expressed his solidarity with Black people. He said that while change does not happen overnight, everyone should continue to act for change
He wrote on Twitter: "We all need to work together to overcome racism in any form. We need to learn more, listen more, talk more, educate ourselves and, above all, take action."