The AAM staged two concerts at Wembley Stadium, London, in 1988 and 1990. The Nelson Mandela 70th birthday tribute concert took place on 11 June 1988. It called for freedom for Nelson Mandela, imprisoned since 1962. The concert was broadcast to over 60 countries, and made Mandela a household name in Britain and all over the world. After the concert 77 per cent of people in Britain knew who Mandela was and 70 per cent of them thought he should be released. On 16 April 1990, Nelson Mandela made his first public appearance in Britain at a second concert and thanked people all over the world who had campaigned for his release.
This is a collection of clips from the concerts. Artists included Sting, Tracey Chapmen, Hugh Masekala, Peter Gabriel, Jerry Dammers, Whitney Houston, Miriam Makeba, Stevie Wonder, Simple Minds and Dire Straits. The compilation ends with Nelson Mandela's speech.