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While on her european tour, Whitney performed at
the Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert, on June 11,
1988, in London. Organized by Artists Against
Apartheid, a british awareness-raising pressure
group, the concert was something of a "Live Aid 2".
The world's pop stars came together for one
spectacular 11-hour gig to remind the public of the
long imprisonment of Nelson Mandela in South
Africa. Whitney was joined by Phil Collins, Al
Green, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, George
Michael and dozens of other celebrities, and the
show was transmitted live by BBC.