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Thread #116063 Message #2489746
Posted By: alanabit
10-Nov-08 - 08:48 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: Miriam Makeba
I had never heard of her when she appeared after The Scorpions, AC/DC and Cheap Trick (I kid you not) and just before The Who. That was in August of 1979. She charmed the ass off the audience in that Nürnberg Stadion (the scene of the infamous National Socialist rallies in the thirties). I don't know much about her life or her music, but her energy and warmth certainly cut through in even the most incongruous setting. Her wonderful recording of "Malaika" (with Belafonte) was something I discovered years later. May she rest in peace. She did a good job while she was among us.