“We Are The World” Shows Community Unity: The Good…On April 5, 1985, 5,000 radio stations across Africa, North America, Asia, China, and Europe simultaneously played “We Are the World,” a song that was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. The song was produced by the legendary Quincy Jones and revolved around a simple idea: to unite American recording artists and help raise money for the poor and less fortunate famine relief victims in one of Africa’s most remarkable lands, Ethiopia.This kind gesture was initialized by Calypso music legend, Harry Belafonte, who first contacted the head of the United Support of Artists for Africa foundation, Ken Kragen. Kragen then reached out to Lionel Richie, whose wife passed the idea on to Stevie Wonder the following day. Then music’s best, Quincy Jones, signed on as producer and brought in Michael Jackson. The rest is history.As America’s “We Are the World” propelled up Billboard’s charts, the other songs on the top five singles list were “One More Night” by Phil Collins, “Crazy for You” and “Material Girl” by Madonna, and “Nightshift” by The Commodores. The “We Are The World” song was recorded on January 28, 1985 on the evening of the American… Read full this story
- India Lockdown 5.0: Virus recovery overtakes active cases; India calls for global efforts to analyse Covid origin
- After The Pandemic: How would a global effort for a vaccine work?
- British Execs Are Ruling Music. So What Can the U.S. Learn From the U.K.?
- Faith leaders push Congress for bigger global virus response
- The Music Business Is Holding a ‘Blackout.’ But No One Seems to Know What That Means
- Spotify’s Stock Market Success Says Nothing About the Future of Music
- Indie Publishing Is Heating Up. What Does That Mean for the Music Business?
- Meet the Music Industry’s New Black Music Action Coalition
- Why Jeff Tweedy Is Calling for Reparations in the Music Industry
- UN adds reggae music to list of international cultural treasures
Global Efforts Synergize Through Music have 325 words, post on ezinearticles.com at April 12, 2007. This is cached page on wBlogs. If you want remove this page, please contact us.