Picks and Pans Review: Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

The guest of honor was, of course, missing, still being held in a South African jail. But the party included such celebrants as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Whitney Houston, voicing admiration for Mandela and making great music.

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