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We Are The World (ver. 1) by Michael Jackson - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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"We Are the World" is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of 45 popular musicians billed as USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa). The charity single was intended to raise funds to help famine-relief efforts in Ethiopia, which had experienced unusual drought and political instability in 1984/1985. The song was inspired by the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" which had been released a few months prior in November 1984.[2] After that performance, which mostly included British musicians, Band Aid organizer Bob Geldof attempted to contact American musicians for an American Christmas charity single, but he had little luck in getting the musicians to reorganize their schedules for recording. Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29; 1958) is an American musician and entertainer. The.    Download this sheet!
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Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29; 1958) is an American musician and entertainer. The seventh child of the Jackson family; he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of eleven as a member of The Jackson 5. Jackson began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. In the early 1980s; he became a dominant figure in popular music as the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. Referred to as the King of Pop in subsequent years; five of his solo studio albums have become some of the worlds best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979); Thriller (1982); Bad (1987); Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995). "We Are the World" is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of 45 popular musicians billed as USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa). The charity single was intended to raise funds to help famine-relief efforts in Ethiopia, which had experienced unusual drought and political instability in 1984/1985. The song was inspired by the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" which had been.
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