WE ARE THE WORLD

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"We Are the World" was meant to raise money to fight a famine in Africa; more than three dozen Stars - many fresh from the American Music Awards - checked their egos at the door and piled into a recording studio to record "We Are the World”, directed by Quincy Jones. The basic tracks for the Lionel Richie-Michael Jackson composition had been done a week earlier, but it was on January 28, 1985, session that counted - the one that included Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and many other of the biggest artists of the day (and, in many cases, of all time). "We Are the World" was a way to raise money to fight a famine in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa, following in the harmonious path blazed by Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" The single, credited to USA for Africa, sold more than 20 million copies and topped the charts for four weeks in April and May. It was a big deal at the time.

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Slide4:

Lionel Richie

Slide5:

Steve Wonder

Slide6:

Paul Simon

Slide7:

Kenny Rogers

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Slide9:

Tina Turner

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Billy Joel

Slide11:

Michael Jackson

Slide13:

Diana Ross

Slide15:

Dionne Warwick

Slide17:

Willie Nelson

Slide18:

Al Jarreau

Slide19:

Bruce Springsteen

Slide20:

Kenny Loggins

Slide21:

Steve Perry

Slide22:

Daryl Hall

Slide23:

Michael Jackson

Slide24:

Huey Lewis

Slide25:

Cyndi Lauper

Slide26:

Kim Carnes

Slide28:

Huey Lewis

Slide29:

Dionne Warwick and Lionel Richie

Slide30:

Kim Carnes

Slide31:

Quincy Jones

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Bob Dylan

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Billy Joel

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Ray Charles

Slide44:

Steve Wonder

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Bruce Springsteen

Slide50:

Harry Belafonte

Slide51:

Quincy Jones

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Kenny Loggins

Slide53:

James Ingram

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Ray Charles

Slide56:

Steve Perry

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Lionel Richie

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