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Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute - 1988
(YouTube video down this page)

Wembley Stadium on 11th June 1988 was the venue for a unique gathering
of musicians and performers from all over the world who under the banner
of Artists Against Apartheid paid tribute to Nelson Mandela for his 70th Birthday.
An audience estimated to be well over half a billion people in some
 63 countries participated in an event with a simple compelling message:
"Free Nelson Mandela". Dire Straits appeared as the closing act of that unforgettable day
with Eric Clapton on second guitar. Until today, it was probably the most important
and powerful concert of the Dire Straits history.
Chris played saxophone on Sultans of swing, Romeo and Juliet,
Solid rock and flute on Brothers in arms...




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