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Brothers in Arms - Free Mandela

This moving rendition of "Brothers in Arms" - by Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits - was performed during a "Free Nelson Mandela" concert at Wembley Stadium in London, England on June 11, 1988.   Musicians from around the world, working together as Artists Against Apartheid, honored Mandela (then held at Robben Island) as his 70th birthday approached.

Knopfler and Dire Straits (with Eric Clapton on second guitar) performed this extraordinary version of their famous song to close the concert.  Organizers estimated about 500 million people, in 63 countries, saw the performances.


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Clip of "Brothers in Arms," performed by Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits at Wembley Stadium on the 11th of June, 1988.

 

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