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20 February 2019, 15:11
This behind-the-scenes footage shows Freddie Mercury and Queen rehearsing 'Radio Gaga' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' before their Live Aid performance, and it's pure brilliance.
What does a musical genius at work look like? This footage of Queen rehearsing for Live Aid is a good place to start:
The band are casually dressed, but give an air-tight performance of some of their greatest hits.
Mercury paces the stage as he effortlessly sings 'Radio Gaga' and later moves on to sit at the piano as he plays and sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
Their Live Aid performance would later be regarded as one of the greatest live gigs of all time. Mercury died only three years after this performance from complications resulting from AIDS.