On This Day

June 11, 1988 in Music History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Music

  • "Everything Your Heart Desires" by Daryl Hall & John Oates peaks at #3
  • "Rooty Toot Toot" by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"We All Sleep Alone" by Cher peaks at #14

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London

Music concertMusic Concert

Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert includes Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Hugh Masekela & Miriam Makeba, Youssou N’Dour, Peter Gabriel, Al Green, Joan Armatrading; Jessye Norman, and The Eurythmics at Wembley Stadium, London; broadcast to 67 countries with estimated audience of 600 million

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
Rock Vocalist
Peter Gabriel
Singer Whitney Houston
Singer
Whitney Houston