Other notable moments saw Queen and Paul Young performing 'Radio Gaga', Seal singing 'I Want To Break Free', Elizabeth Taylor giving an AIDS prevention speech and David Bowie reciting the Lord's Prayer.
The huge list of other stars who gave performances or contributed to the concert included: Roger Daltrey, Spinal Tap, Bob Geldof, U2, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Robert Plant, Metallica, Lisa Stansfield, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Gary Cherone and Tony Iommi.
The incredible show culminated in Liza Minnelli leading the full line-up of stars in a moving rendition of 'We Are The Champions' before the remaining band members of Queen led the crowd in a hugely emotional final chorus of 'God Save The Queen'.
Metallica – "Enter Sandman", "Sad but True", "Nothing Else Matters"
Extreme – Queen Medley, "More Than Words" (Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt)
Def Leppard – "Animal", "Let's Get Rocked", "Now I'm Here" (with Brian May)
Bob Geldof – "Too Late God"
Spinal Tap – "The Majesty of Rock"
U2 – "Until the End of the World" – played via satellite from Sacramento, California
Guns N' Roses – "Paradise City", "Only Women Bleed", "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
Mango Groove – "Special Star" – played via satellite from Johannesburg, South Africa
Elizabeth Taylor – AIDS Prevention Speech
Freddie Mercury – compilation of various interactions with the audience
Queen + Joe Elliott and Slash – "Tie Your Mother Down"
Queen + Roger Daltrey and Tony Iommi – "Heaven and Hell" (intro), "Pinball Wizard" (intro), "I Want It All"
Queen + Zucchero – "Las Palabras de Amor"
Queen + Gary Cherone and Tony Iommi – "Hammer to Fall"
Queen + James Hetfield and Tony Iommi – "Stone Cold Crazy"
Queen + Robert Plant – "Innuendo" (including parts of "Kashmir"), "Thank You" (intro), "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Brian May + Spike Edney – "Too Much Love Will Kill You"
Queen + Paul Young – "Radio Ga Ga"
Queen + Seal – "Who Wants to Live Forever"
Queen + Lisa Stansfield – "I Want to Break Free"
Queen + David Bowie and Annie Lennox – "Under Pressure"
Queen + Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen – "All the Young Dudes"
Queen + David Bowie and Mick Ronson – "Heroes"
David Bowie – "Lord's Prayer"
Queen + George Michael – "'39"
Queen + George Michael and Lisa Stansfield – "These Are the Days of Our Lives"
Queen + George Michael – "Somebody to Love"
Queen + Elton John and Axl Rose – "Bohemian Rhapsody" using the same light show as The Magic Tour from 1986 for the opera section, and vocals played from a tape using the original 1970s’ studio recording featuring Freddie Mercury.
Queen + Elton John and Tony Iommi – "The Show Must Go On"
Queen + Axl Rose – "We Will Rock You"
Queen + Liza Minnelli, supported by everyone else who performed at the concert – "We Are the Champions"
Queen – "God Save the Queen" (taped outro)
How many people watched the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert?
The concert was organised by Queen and their manager Jim Beach in a bid to raise awareness for AIDS research to and to reach as many people as possible.
On the night the concert was watched by the 72,000 strong audience in Wembley Stadium and broadcast live on TV and Radio to 76 countries worldwide.
Produced for television by Ray Burdis and directed by David Mallet, the show reached an estimated one billion people on the night and has been watched by countless more in the 29 years since its live broadcast.