Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute

 

1988-Nelson_Mandela_70th_Birthday_Tribute NELSON MANDELA 70th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
Broadcast June 11, 1988
The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was a popular-music concert staged at Wembley Stadium, London, and broadcast to 67 countries and an audience of 600 million. Marking the forthcoming 70th birthday (July 18, 1988) of the imprisoned anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, the concert was also referred to as Freedomfest, Free Nelson Mandela Concert and Mandela Day. In the United States, the Fox television network heavily censored the political aspects of the concert. The concert is considered a notable example of anti-apartheid music.
Notable Musical Acts

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Sting

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George Michael

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Eurythmics

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Al Green

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Joe Cocker

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Ashford & Simpson

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Natalie Cole

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Phil Collins (All Star Band)

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Wet Wet Wet

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Tony Hadley

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Joan Armatrading

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Midge Ure

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Paul Carrack

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Fish

1956-Paul_Young
Paul Young

1959-Bryan_Adams
Bryan Adams

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Bee Gees

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Aswad

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UB40

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Tracy Chapman

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Courtney Pine

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Simple Minds

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Peter Gabriel

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Meat Loaf

1963-Whitney_Houston
Whitney Houston

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Stevie Wonder

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Chubby Checker

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Dire Straits
Other Notable Attendees (generally introducing musical acts and making speeches)

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Harry Belafonte

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Lenny Henry

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Sir Richard Attenborough

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Whoopi Goldberg

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Richard Gere

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Graham Chapman

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Ali MacGraw

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Billy Connolly

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Harry Enfield
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