My Live Aid display, autographs by Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney & Bono

Just wanted to show you my Live Aid display that I just made.

I loved the Live Aid concert and the impact it had on music as a political ”weapon” and I have always loved the photo of Macca, Freddie and Bono from that concert. These are three of my biggest heroes in music and Live Aid was the big breakthrough for U2 and a resurgence for Queen.

I wanted all graphs to be about the same size and signed in the same way, bold and in blue sharpie, to match each other. Yes, I know that Freddie is on a blue paper, but try to find Macca & Bono on that too... :-)

I hope you will like it! And you’re always welcome to drop a comment below and let me know what you think!


Info about the autographs:
- Bono: Obtained by Andy Hemington of ”Autograph & Memorabilia” (UACC dealer #213, AFTAL dealer #8 and RACC dealer #186) at Merrion Hotel, Dublin Ireland in 2007.

- Paul McCartney: Obtained by Mark Kirkup of ”In-Person-Autographs” (AFTAL dealer #12 and RACC dealer #144) outside Paul’s office in Soho, London in 2009 or 2010.

- Freddie Mercury: Bought from member Innuendo (the best on Queen) and it was obtained by a friend of him in Los Angeles in 1983.

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Comment by Cogo on June 12, 2019 at 11:27am

Thanks Paul! Hopefully I will not have to do that for a long time!! :-)

Comment by michelle on June 12, 2019 at 11:44am

what a smashing display, - looks great!

Comment by MiS on June 12, 2019 at 12:33pm

Congratulations, Cogo! This looks really nice and a great idea for a impressive framing with these three giants! 

Comment by Kate L on June 12, 2019 at 12:56pm

Looks amazing - well done!  Such an incredible job bringing these 3 legends together!

Comment by Cogo on June 12, 2019 at 12:58pm

Thanks Michelle, Kate and MiS! 

To be honest, one other reason for displaying these graphs like this is that I have very limited wall space at home. My wife only ”allows” my to display my little collection in our office and there I have one U2 wall, one GNR wall and one Thåström (swedish artist) wall. That leaves me one wall for all my other favorites, so this were one way to get a 3 for 1 so to say since this one is the same size as my previous Freddie display... :-)

Comment by Lewis Mckale on June 12, 2019 at 1:03pm

I actually just saw this on Facebook just a moment ago...very cool! 

Comment by Cogo on June 12, 2019 at 1:20pm

Yes, I posted a pic on FB too since I bought both Macca and Bono from RACC trusted sellers.

Appreciate your kind words!

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on June 12, 2019 at 2:30pm

Killer!

Comment by HgQueen on June 12, 2019 at 4:48pm

I love it, Cogo!! It's beautiful! Well done!

I love the Live Aid performance too and have watched it many times and this piece is just sensational!

I am so envy of you to have a Freddie's autograph. 

Comment by Cogo on June 12, 2019 at 7:28pm

Thank you Steve Cyrkin and HgQueen. It’s really nice to hear that you liked my idea for a display.

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