The official 'We Are the World' video shows how incredibly talented everyone was in the '80s

Publish Date
Thursday, 7 March 2024, 3:47PM

Nearly 40 years ago a dream team of pop stars shined a light on famine in Africa with the charity single, 'We Are The World.'

We love watching back this video and being reminded yet again of how incredibly talented these artists all are. 

It's especially bittersweet watching this year after the passing of Harry Belafonte and Tina Turner last year - the 9th and 10th artists from the recording to pass since its release in 1985.

Waylon Jennings passed in 2002, followed by Ray Charles in 2004 and June Pointer of The Pointer Sisters in 2006.

Michael Jackson, who co-wrote the song with Lionel Richie and was featured on the recording, died in 2009, followed by Al Jarreau in 2017, James Ingram in 2019 and Kenny Rogers in 2020.

Rogers was managed in his 1980s heyday by Ken Kragen, whom Belafonte enlisted to bring the vision to life. Kenragen died in 2021.

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