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Amy Winehouse to Play Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Benefit

Ever play that Six Degrees of Separation game where you pair two completely opposite people and try to link them together in six steps or less? Like for example, how do you get from Amy Winehouse to Nelson Mandela (without … Read More

By / May 30, 2008

Ever play that Six Degrees of Separation game where you pair two completely opposite people and try to link them together in six steps or less? Like for example, how do you get from Amy Winehouse to Nelson Mandela (without any anti-incarceration campaign jokes)? Thank goodness the people over at the HIV/AIDS awareness organization 46664 are giving us a good reason to tie these two very different celebs together. That’s right: While the entire blogosphere was busy announcing that Amy Winehouse was to enter rehab at exclusive Israeli detox center, and then taking it back, the British pop star and tabloid favorite was making plans to sing at Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration and fundraiser in London next month, as 46664 announced today. This will be the singer’s first big-time concert appearance since November, and the world should be grateful that this particular Winehouse rumor is true. Other performers scheduled for the event include Queen, Annie Lennox, Razorlight, and many more. Going to be in London around June 27? Tickets are still available.