In the mid-80s there was a musical event in the US organized to provide relief for poverty-stricken parts of Africa. The fruits of their labor, musically, was the song “We Are The World”.
The list of musical stars featured in this song was staggering. Among others the song featured:
Michael Jackson (Thriller, Billy Jean, Beat It, etc.)
Bob Dylan (60s icon)
Ray Charles (Georgia… Georgiaaaa)
Tina Turner (Simply The Best)
Bruce Springsteen (Born In The USA, My Hometown, Streets of Philadelphia)
Stevie Wonder (I Just Called to Say I Love You, That’s What Friends Are For)
Cyndi Lauper (True Colors, Time After Time)
Billy Joel (Uptown Girl, She’s Got a Way, The Piano Man, She’s Always a Woman)
Lionel Richie (Hello, Dancing on the Ceiling, Endless Love)
Paul Simon (The Sound of Silence, Call Me Al, Bridge Over Troubled Water)
Kenny Rogers (Lady, She Believes In Me, The Gambler)
Willie Nelson (You Were Always On My Mind, On The Road Again, writer of “Crazy”)
Kenny Loggins (Danger Zone, Footloose)
Steve Perry of Journey (Faithfully, Open Arms, Wheel in the Sky)
Huey Lewis (The Power of Love, The Heart of Rock and Roll, Jacob’s Ladder)
Daryll Hall of Hall & Oates (Out of Touch, Private Eyes)
Dionne Warwick (lots of 70s stuff & That’s What Friends Are For)
For anyone who grew up in the 80s, you know about which I speak.
But many here may be too young to remember this song. If you ever wondered about the pop stars of the past, WATCH THE VIDEO!
Go to YouTube and search for “We Are The World”.
It is free and they won’t fill your email inbox with spam.
If you want to know who’s who, ask me or look up the names online to see their pictures.
I especially like the end, which features a duet between Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen (what vocal contrast!) and Ray Charles at the very end.