PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
Prior to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985) in July 1985, Queen's fortunes had taken a huge dip in the U.S. for several years prior. Despite still being hugely popular and selling loads of records and regularly charting in their native UK and Western Europe & Australia, by 1985 they were seen as a spent force in the States with so-so album sales. The band themselves may not have helped matters having appeared in drag for Queen: I Want to Break Free (1984), a video which many conservative broadcasting networks in the United States found offensive, including MTV, who refused to show it. The song therefore only reached number 46 in the US charts but reached the top ten in most European countries (it reached number 3 in the UK where the BBC had no problem showing the full video to a young audience on it's flagship 'Top of the Pops' TV show which was broadcast on Thursday early evenings). 'Controversies' such as these and Freddie's increasingly flamboyant displays of 'campness' seriously hurt their US image, so it cannot be overestimated just how important their Live Aid performance was in winning back a new generation of fans and cementing their position as one of the greatest rock bands.
Mark these words. No one will play Queen.
At one point we see a New Routemaster, originally referred to as the New Bus for London, driving over Hammersmith Bridge. These buses were introduced from 2011. They are also known as the Boris Bus or Borismaster after the then Mayor of London.
The original music video of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" plays in the closing credits.
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