Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute - 1988
(YouTube video down this page)
Wembley Stadium on 11th June 1988 was the venue for a
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
Clapton on second guitar. Until today, it was probably the most
and powerful concert of the Dire Straits history.
played saxophone on Sultans of swing, Romeo and Juliet,
Solid rock and
flute on Brothers in arms...