Amy Winehouse To Play Nelson Mandela’s 90th B’Day

Nelson Mandela doesn’t mess around when it comes to birthday parties. And he’s bringing out the big guns on June 27th, 2008 — for a big 90th bash in London’s Hyde Park. Musical guests include the likes of: Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Queen, Dame Shirley Bassey, Razorlight and more…but no Eminem?

No matter, expected other celebriguests include the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, and Robert De Niro. Those are some powerful friends.

LONDON — Amy Winehouse says she will perform next month at a concert honoring Nelson Mandela.

The concert will be held June 27 in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the former South African president’s birthday. Mandela turns 90 on July 18.

The lineup for the concert _ which will benefit Mandela’s AIDS charity _ also includes Queen, Simple Minds, Leona Lewis and the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Former President Clinton and talk-show host Oprah Winfrey are among those expected to attend.

Winehouse is scheduled to perform at a string of music festivals this summer as she tries to refocus attention on her music rather than on her tempestuous personal life.

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