Freddie Mercury read Elton John to absolute filth backstage at Live Aid
It’s been 36 years to the day since Freddie Mercury stole the show at Live Aid – and read Elton John to filth while he was at it.
Queen’s Live Aid set – once voted the greatest rock concert ever – cemented Mercury’s reputation as one of the most formidable showmen in the world. But it also served as a showcase for one of his other talents – his startling wit.
Reflecting on an exchange they had backstage at Live Aid, which took place on 13 July, 1985, he said: “I had a huge area that I kind of decorated.
“I made sure there were seats for everyone, so