By Stephen Holden, New York Times, June 28, 1990
The Nelson Mandela, an international tribute for a free South Africa, was scheduled on April 16, 1990 at the Wembley Stadium in London to celebrate the release of Nelson Mandela after 28 years in jail. Tracy Chapman, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Simple Minds and many others sang to celebrate a great victory for justice and humanity.
The Crossroads tour visited Europe, Japan, Australia and The USA in 1989-1990…
The III Bridge Benefit Concert on October 28, 1989 was Tracy Chapman’s second participation in the concert. That year she shared the headline with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Tom Petty, and Sammy Hagar.
Par Yves Bigot, Traduction de Christophe Rossi, Musicien #16, 1989
In Concert Against Aids was a ground breaking which took place at the Oakland Stadium in the Bay Area on May 27, 1989. Conceived and organized by Bill Graham and billed as a “… total community effort …”, the concert lined-up the Grateful Dead, John Fogerty, Los Lobos, Tracy CHapman…
The II Bridge Benefit Concert on December 4, 1988 was Tracy Chapman’s first participation in the concert. That year she shared the headline with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Nils Lofgren, Billy Idol, Bob Dylan, G. E. Smith, Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
By Jon Pareles, New York Times, November 30, 1988
Par François Ducray, Best #244 November 1988 (Page 49)
The year 1988 marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The aim of the Concerts for Human Rights Foundation World Tour, featuring performances by Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Youssou N’Dour at venues in 19 cities from London to Buenos Aires, was to raise world consciousness of human rights and of the plight of political prisoners world-wide.
By Steve Pond, Rolling Stone #535, September 22nd, 1988 (p.54-63)
By Marc Cooper, Q Magazine, September 1988 (p. 72-77)
By Anthony De Curtis, Rolling Stone #529 , June 30th, 1988 (p.44-46)
The Nelson Mandela 70th Tribute Concert is a concert event held on June 11, 1988 at the Wembley Stadium, London. To celebrate Nelson Mandela, the biggest stars performed songs of freedom, hope and love in front of 72,000 people at the Wembley Stadium and more than 600 million television viewers from 60 countries who watched the broadcast.
This article originally appeared in the Nov. 18, 1982, edition of The Tufts Daily. Tracy…