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Behind the scene of a pop miracle

The Making of “We are the World”

Independently, Harry Belafonte called Ken Kragen, the manager of Richie and Kenny Rogers, to discuss the feasibility of a concert to raise funds for Africa. Kragen didn’t think a concert would raise sufficient money, so he suggested that a small group of artists, perhaps a dozen, make a record. But the industry response was so strong that Kragen had to end up turning down about 50 artists to keep the session from becoming unwieldy.

via LA Times.

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