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‘The Greatest Night in Pop’ Revisits Star-Studded Making Of ‘We Are the World’: Unguarded Moments From Springsteen, Dylan, Wonder And More In Netflix Emmy Contender

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In these days of extreme political polarization, one longs for signs of unity and humanity, even if we have to reach back nearly 40 years in the wayback machine to find it.

Filmmaker Bao Nguyen was only two years old, in 1985, when more than 40 of America’s biggest music stars slipped into A&M Studios in Hollywood during the wee hours following the American Music Awards.

Their mission? To record a song called “We Are the World” that would raise money and attention for famine relief in Africa. The names involved were stunning: from industry icons Ray Charles, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, to an ascendant Bruce Springsteen, and hot newcomers Cyndi Lauper and Huey Lewis.

The project was the brainchild of Harry Belafonte, and executed by the A++ team of Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

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