The rock concert that helped spring Mandela

Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton look out from the jail cell where the South African leader spent 18 years.
Even a quarter of a century on, Tony Hollingsworth sounds incredulous as he remembers the conversation with a Los Angelas-based music industry agent about the concert he was organising to mark the 70th birthday of the then-jailed South African icon.   By 1988, Mandela had been in prison for 26 years, yet word of his plight had not yet reached the more sheltered corners of the entertainment industry on California’s sunny shores.


About Indian Rocks Bridge

We have a HUGE responsibility to protect our children and their futures. Our Gulf of Mexico has nearly been destroyed by the Deep-water Horizon catastrophe and many families here will never recover. Paradise lost, so it goes. I’m doing my best to apolitically educate anyone that cares about the impact on our environment by technology and “for-profit” progress. We forget, too frequently that we SHARE this planet with millions of other life-forms and as the most “powerful” species, we must be more cognizant of our greed versus the well-being of our planet. Thanks again for visiting and please check back often. -Gregg
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