Queen wanted to be part of Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas' but missed out

Must See 30/11/2018

Queen were one of the biggest groups of the time, yet they didn't feature on Band Aid's 1984 'Do They Know It's Christmas' alongside all their fellow chart toppers. The song went on to be the UK's best-selling single of all time for over a decade.

A year later, Bob Geldof created the spinoff project Live Aid, which Queen took part in and stole the show with their unforgettable 20-minute set chock-full of hits. 

An interview of Queen just before Live Aid took place has surfaced, where we can see the band talking of taking part in the show, and of their disappoinment of not featuring in Band Aid. 

"I think it's a very good cause, and initially we would have liked to have taken part in the Band Aid single, but I think we were at separate parts of the globe," said Freddie Mercury.

"And so the second bash at it was this thing, and also the fact that the biggest and best known groups are taking part, then why not us? It makes me personally proud to be part of it, actually."

You can watch the interview and rehearsal prior to Queen's historic Live Aid performance in 1985 above. 

If you want to relive the iconic performance, it has been recreated for recent movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody' which is showing in cinemas now, and stars Rami Malek who portrays Freddie Mercury perfectly.