Mandela Concert in London


As I post this, the concert for Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration is taking place.  You can imagine the number of high-profile artists attending and performing. 

The BBC is updating a blog with the goings on as well as Twitter feeds if you’re inclined to check them out. is streaming the event online.

Some of you may remember the Mandela Concert in 1988.  You may remember that Simple Minds wrote a song for the event.  And tonight they’ll perform it again.  I found some audio of the rehearsal.  Jim’s voice still sounds great. 




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  1. Simple Minds were excellent at the Mandela concert last night. They performed Mandela Day with the Soweto Gospel Choir and then kicked into Don’t You (Forget About Me). Eddie Grant was terrific and Paul Rodgers and Queen go the crowd going. Sudanese rapper, Emmanuel Jal (who was introduced by Peter Gabriel), was also amazing.

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