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A glittering line-up is by no means a guarantee of a great night as previous charity gigs have proved -- but when that show has the Nelson Mandela factor, nothing it seems can go wrong.

Thousands flocked to London's Hyde Park -- and many more tuned in to watch on TV around the world -- as South Africa's former president celebrated his 90th birthday with a five-hour concert featuring dozens of singers, celebrities and sportsmen.

Though there were acts to please almost everyone, performances from safe indie guitar band Razorlight, candy pop stars Sugababes plus ageing rockers Simple Minds and Queen were never expected to produce the raw energy of a top class music festival. Read full article »

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