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Queen’s Live Aid set is known as one of the finest live performances of all time, but Brian May wasn’t aware of what Queen had accomplished shortly after exiting the stage.

In an interview with U.K.’s talkRADIO, May recalled that iconic Live Aid set saying, “It was so strange kind of reliving it for the movie. They recreated it so incredibly faithfully, and to be there on that set was really spine chilling; it brought it all back. And at the time, we weren’t aware of what an epoch-making thing it was, really. We came off [thinking], ‘Well, that went kind of okay.’ But we didn’t realize that it had made such a lasting impression on the ether.”

“Kind of okay”?! Good thing that performance was broadcast around the world and recorded so May and the rest of Queen could realize what they accomplished that fateful day.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.