25 Years of Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute

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“It was twenty five years ago this very day" - Simple Minds: Mandela Day

Yes, it was exactly twenty five years ago this very day! On 11th June 1988 some world famous bands gathered together on London's Wembley Stadium. The Birthday Tribute was regarded by many, including the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the African National Congress, as raising worldwide consciousness of the imprisonment of ANC leader Mandela and others by the South African apartheid government and forcing the regime to release Nelson Mandela earlier than would otherwise have happened.

Among the bands performing there was Simple Minds performing an amazing 8 song set.

To celebrate this anniveryary I updated the site with some concert memorabilia of this amazing concert, so here are the poster, the ticket and 4 different passes:




And those who wish to re-live Simple MInds' performance which feautred Johnny Marr, Peter Gabriel, Youssou N'Dour and many others, can view it right here: