A Classic Pop feature looking back at the Mandela 70th Birthday concert. When music can make a real difference. Contributions from head organiser Jerry Dammers with Jim Kerr, Jazzie B, and Tony Hollingsworth.
He is obviously very, very nervous in this interview. Even in the earliest of interviews, I’ve never seen him stammer or tick SO much. Obvisously the enormity of the event got to him a little…and being interviewed by the revered music journalist, Paul Gambaccini.
I feel like a voyeur for wanting to watch these clips – but it’s these kinds of interviews, that show the contrast between the man on the stage compared to the man here, that makes these interviews compelling for me.
This man is about to go on stage in front of 70,000 people – to look at him during the interview you think, “no chance!”, and then at the end of the clip he’s done just that.
I know he’d had 10 years of performing live under his belt by that time, but it is still an amazing contrast that I find continually fascinating.
For interested Minds fans. Kept the “contact” pages in, but obscured anything too revealing about peoples’ addresses. Thought it might be fun for people to see themselves mentioned. I recognise a few names in the SM fandom today 🙂