Back in time…
Anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela was still in prison when an impressive cast
of rock & pop artists performed on 11 June 1988 at Wembley Stadium, London,
to celebrate Mandela’s 70th birthday. The big event was broadcast to 67 countries.
In the US, right-wing TV network Fox heavily censored the political aspects of the
concert. Racist idiots!
Gripping speech by Whoopi Goldberg
‘Biko’ by Peter Gabriel & Simple Minds
‘I Got You Babe’ by UB40 and Chrissie Hynde
And as usual Turn Up The Volume picked 25 topnotch crackers.
Turn it up, ladies and gents, 25 ace tracks from 1988.
Rolling Stone‘s best single of 1988 – Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
NME‘s best single of 1988 – The Mercy Seat by Nick Cave