On this day in 1985, ‘We Are The World’ was recorded. More than 40 artists were involved, and it went on to raise more than $60 million to help hunger prevention programs around the world.
Have a look.
What a talented cast, eh? Lots of my favourites in there.
Can you remember them all? Who are your favourites? Did you buy it?
Or, if you’d prefer to take a more serious or even cynical approach, did it help feed the starving as much as it helped boost careers and egos?
What do you think of charity singles in general? Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has just released (with Klaus Voorman) a beautiful version of the George Harrison song, ‘The Day the World Gets ‘Round’.
All proceeds from its sale will be donated, through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and Save The Children, to aid families in Gaza.
I’d like to know if you’d even heard about this charitable effort.
George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh, of course, was the first benefit concert.