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Why Amnesty Didn't Sell Out

September 24, 1988

It is amazing that people such as Bill Graham, Jack Healey and Brian Murphy are stupefied that the Amnesty International concert didn't sell out in Los Angeles ("The Amnesty Tour--Conscience & Compromise," by Robert Hilburn, Sept. 18).

While Hilburn's article gave the fact that the show was on a weeknight, it ignored the fact that it was scheduled on Yom Kippur--the holiest day in the Jewish religion.

Couple that with the second-largest Jewish population in the country and you can see why there were so many tickets available.

It is hard to feel sorry for a group that purportedly stands for human rights and yet is ignorant to the religious practices of a group that has been one of the largest supporters of civil rights in the world.

DAVID S. KESTENBAUM

Northridge

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