- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 12:56PM
Thirty years ago, 45 of the biggest (and most diverse) names in American pop music came together on Jan. 28 to record a song with one purpose: ending famine in Africa.
The song was called "We Are the World" and megastars like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and many more gathered together to record the track in one legendary night. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
"We Are the World" sold over 20 million copies and won numerous awards, including three Grammys – but the most important number is the money it raised: an unprecedented $63 million for humanitarian aid.