Queen play Hyde Park
18 September 1976
After the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "You're My Best Friend", Queen wanted to pay the British fans back for back their loyalty over the years. Their idea was to stage a massive free concert. With the help of Richard Branson they started making plans for Hyde Park; and off the back of this decided that they wanted to do more than just a one off gig and planned a mini tour. It is estimated that between 150-200 thousand people turned up for the event, which is still a record for Hyde Park to this day. They began with 'Bohemian Rhapsody', Freddie burst onto the stage wearing a specially made white leotard, later changed to a Black leotard with a diamante studded crotch. In the end the show overran and the police wouldn't allow an encore and threatened to arrest Freddie if he went back on stage.