Lionel Richey

We are the World

TIH 028 2022 We Are The World

January 28, 2022: In history, on this day in 1985, “We Are The World” was recorded. The song, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richey, was performed by 45 popular musicians to raise awareness of the severe famine in Africa. Harry Belafonte initiated the “USA for Africa” event, and Quincy Jones was the producer of the record. The record sold over 7 million copies and raised over 60 million dollars for African famine relief.

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