Free Nelson Mandela

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"Nelson Mandela" (known in some versions as "Free Nelson Mandela") is a song written by British musician Jerry Dammers[1] and performed by band The Special A.K.A.[1] - with lead vocal by Stan Campbell. It was released on the single Nelson Mandela / Break Down The Door in 1984. It was created as a protest against the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela by the apartheid South African government.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nelson Mandela by The Special A.K.A." Songfacts. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  2. "Jerry Dammers: how I made Free Nelson Mandela". The Guardian. Retrieved June 23, 2019.