Bohemian Rhapsody presents a situation where Freddie and his bandmates hadn’t seen each other for a long time and were worried they didn’t have time to rediscover their old magic.
Peter says: “The film makes out Live Aid was such a gamble because they hadn’t played together for years. They actually just finished a tour a month or two before.”
In fact, earlier the same year, Queen had played their legendary two record-breaking nights at Rock in Rio on January 11 and 18.
In April and May, they finished the final leg of The Works World Tour, which had started in 1984, in support of a hit album which included major hits Radio Ga Ga, Hammer to Fall and I Want to Break Free. Clearly, they were not estranged and not out of practice playing as a band.