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We Are the World (28-Jan-1985)

Director: Tom Trbovich

Writer: Mikal Gilmore (author of narration)

Producers: Craig B. Golin; Quincy Jones; Howard G. Malley

Keywords: Music Documentary

One-hour made-for-TV production documenting the making of We Are the World, a single written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie for USA for Africa. Inspired by Bob Geldof's Band Aid the previous year, 47 recording artists performed on the song. Proceeds assisted famine relief in Africa. In 2005 it was packaged and re-released as a 20th Anniversary Edition of much greater length, titled We Are the World: The Story Behind The Song.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dan Aykroyd
Actor
1-Jul-1952   Saturday Night Live, Dr. Detroit
Harry Belafonte
Singer/Songwriter
1-Mar-1927   Calypso singer
Lindsey Buckingham
Musician
3-Oct-1949   Fleetwood Mac
Kim Carnes
Singer/Songwriter
20-Jul-1946   Bette Davis Eyes
Ray Charles
Musician
23-Sep-1930 10-Jun-2004 Georgia On My Mind
Bob Dylan
Musician
24-May-1941   The Times They Are A-Changin'
Sheila E
Drummer
12-Dec-1957   Child prodigy Latin percussionist
Jane Fonda
Actor
21-Dec-1937   Barbarella
Bob Geldof
Musician
5-Oct-1951   Live Aid, Boomtown Rats
Daryl Hall
Singer/Songwriter
11-Oct-1949   Half of Hall and Oates
Dan Hill
Singer/Songwriter
3-Jun-1954   Sometimes When We Touch
Jackie Jackson
Musician
4-May-1951   Tallest of the Jackson Five
La Toya Jackson
Singer
29-May-1956   Sister of Michael Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Musician
12-Mar-1957   The Jackson Five
Michael Jackson
Singer
29-Aug-1958 25-Jun-2009 King of Pop
Tito Jackson
Musician
15-Oct-1953   Jackson Five
Al Jarreau
Singer
12-Mar-1940   We're In This Love Together
Waylon Jennings
Country Musician
15-Jun-1937 13-Feb-2002 Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
Billy Joel
Pianist
9-May-1949   Didn't start the fire
Quincy Jones
Music Producer
14-Mar-1933   Musician, Composer, Producer
Cyndi Lauper
Singer/Songwriter
22-Jun-1953   Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Huey Lewis
Musician
5-Jul-1950   Huey Lewis and The News
Kenny Loggins
Singer/Songwriter
7-Jan-1948   Footloose singer
Bette Midler
Singer
1-Dec-1945   Ol' Red Hair
Willie Nelson
Country Musician
30-Apr-1933   The red-headed stranger
John Oates
Musician
7-Apr-1949   Half of Hall and Oates
Jeffrey Osborne
Musician
9-Mar-1948   On the Wings of Love
Steve Perry
Singer
22-Jan-1949   Lead vocalist for Journey
Anita Pointer
Musician
23-Jan-1948   The Pointer Sisters
June Pointer
Musician
30-Nov-1953 11-Apr-2006 The Pointer Sisters
Ruth Pointer
Musician
19-Mar-1946   The Pointer Sisters
Lionel Richie
Singer/Songwriter
20-Jun-1949   All Night Long, former Commodore
Smokey Robinson
Singer/Songwriter
19-Feb-1940   Motown singer, A Quiet Storm
Kenny Rogers
Country Musician
21-Aug-1938   The Gambler
Diana Ross
Singer
26-Mar-1944   Dominion over The Supremes
Paul Simon
Singer/Songwriter
13-Oct-1941   Simon and Garfunkel
Bruce Springsteen
Musician
23-Sep-1949   The Boss
Tina Turner
Singer
26-Nov-1939   What's Love Got to Do With It?
Dionne Warwick
Singer
12-Dec-1940   Walk On By
Stevie Wonder
Singer/Songwriter
13-May-1950   Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

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