Saturday, June 27, 2009
NBC Today: Michael Jackson had done "We Are the World" in 1985; a personal memory from Big D
The NBC Today show coverage of Michael Jackson this morning mentioned a number of his its, most notably “We Are the World” from 1985, cowritten by Lionel Richie, with USA for Africa.
I was living in Dallas then and remember a downtown celebration that year, with a boyfriend who would later succumb to AIDS after what, by the standards of the time, seemed like a heroic recovery or almost a resurrection. Another song of that era was “Beat It”.
The MSNBC story by Marc Hirsch is here.
Lester Holt on NBC reviews Jackson’s music here:
Attribution link for Wikimedia Commons picture of Dallas from Trinity River; note terms of license here,