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,

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