20 Years Ago or
How to turn 5 digits into a song

20 years ago today, on 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from jail. Since then, he not just got the Nobel Peace Price, but also helps fighting AIDS with his 46664 campaing, named after a prisoner number he had for a long time.

There are major charity concerts in this campaign where the rest of Queen also plays regularly – often with Paul Rodgers (Tie Your Mother Down), occasionally with Katie Melua (Too Much Love Will Kill You) or Zucchero (Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime)1 or others.

And for the appeal to call the 46664 donation number, they wrote a song that’s starting from the telephone sounds:

  1. not a Queen song []

1 Comment

  1. R

    Interessant. Kannte ich nicht, wusste ich nicht. Wie gut, dass ich “Dich habe” ;)

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