Sunny Remembers

Nelson Mandella’s 70th Birthday Tribute (1988)

June 11, 1988:  Nelson Mandella’s 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney HoustonPhil CollinsDire StraitsStevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George MichaelEric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.  The event was so popular that it was aired again in November of 1988.