Jacob Zinn :: journalist + photographer

Out of the goodness of their hearts…

Posted in Music by Jacob Zinn on June 27, 2009

To go with yesterdays Michael Jackson post, here’s a list of participants in “We Are The World” and other all-star charity singles.

1985

“We Are The World”
by USA For Africa (U.S.)

Foreign Aid

Solos

Lionel Richie
Stevie Wonder
Paul Simon
Kenny Rogers
James Ingram
Tina Turner
Billy Joel
Michael Jackson
Diana Ross
Dionne Warwick
Willie Nelson
Al Jarreau
Bruce Springsteen
Kenny Loggins
Steve Perry
Daryl Hall
Huey Lewis
Cyndi Lauper
Kim Carnes
Bob Dylan
Ray Charles

Extras

Dan Aykroyd
Harry Belafonte
Lindsey Buckingham
The News
Sheila E.
Bob Geldof
Jackie Jackson
LaToya Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson
Waylon Jennings
Bette Midler
John Oats
Jeffrey Osborne
The Pointer Sisters
Smokey Robinson

1984

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
by Band Aid (UK)

Famine Relief in Ethiopia

Participants

Adam Clayton
Queen
Phil Collins
Bob Geldof
Steve Norman
Chris Cross
John Taylor
Paul Young
Tony Hadley
Gelnn Gregory
Simon Le Bon
Simon Crowe
Marilyn
Keren Woodward
Martin Kemp
Jody Watley
Bono
Paul Weller
James “J.T.” Taylor
George Michael
Midge Ure
Martyn Ware
John Keeble
Gary Kemp
Roger Taylor
Sarah Dallin
Siobhan Fahey
Pete Briquette
Francis Rossi
Robert “Kool” Bell
Dennis Thomas
Andy Taylor
Jon Moss
Sting
Rick Parfitt
Nick Rhodes
Johnny Fingers
David Bowie
Boy George
Holly Johnson
Paul McCartney
Stuart Adamson
Bruce Watson
Tony Butler
Mark Brzezicki

1985

“Tears Are Not Enough”
by Northern Lights (Canada)

Famine Relief in Ethiopia

Solos

Gordon Lightfoot
Burton Cummings
Anne Murray
Joni Mitchell
Dan Hill
Neil Young
Bryan Adams
Corey Hart
Bruce Cockburn
Geddy Lee
Mike Reno

Extras

Paul Anka
Liona Boyd
John Candy
Tom Cochrane
Tommy Hunter
Martha Johnson
Eugene Levy
Frank Mills
Kim Mitchell
Oscar Peterson
Paul Shaffer
Jane Siberry
Sylvia Tyson
Barry Harris

1980s

“Stars”
by Hear N’ Aid (Heavy Metal)

Famine Relief in Africa

Vocals

Eric Bloom
Ronnie James Dio
Don Dokken
Kevin DuBrow
Rob Halford
Dave Meniketti
Paul Shortino
Geoff Tate

Mick Mars
Vince Neil
Ted Nugent

Lead Guitar

Vivan Campbell
Carlos Cavazo
Buck Dharma
Brad Gillis
Craig Goldy
George Lynch
Yngwie Malmsteen
Eddie Ojeda
Neal Schon

Rhythm Guitar

Dave Murray
Adrian Smith

Bass

Jimmy Bain

Drums

Vinny Apice
Frankie Banali

2001

“What’s Going On?”
by Artists Against AIDS

AIDS Prevention

Solos

Sean Combs
Jermaine Dupri

Bono
Gwen Stefani
Aaron Lewis
Backstreet Boys
Christina Aguilera
Britney Spears
Jennifer Lopez
Destinys Child
Ja Rule
Nelly Furtado
Michael Stipe
Alicia Keys
*NSYNC
Mary J. Blige
Darren Hayes
Nelly
Nas
Eve
Fred Durst

Nona Gaye
Wyclef Jean
Lil’ Kim
Monica
TLC
Usher

2008

“I’m F**king Ben Affleck”
by Jimmy Kimmel and Friends

In response to “I’m F**king Matt Damon”

Participants

Jimmy Kimmel
Ben Affleck
Brad Pitt
Joan Jett
Robin Williams
Don Cheadle
Pete Wentz
Dominic Monaghan
Perry Farrell
Macy Gray
Joel and Benji Madden
Lance Bass
Cameron Diaz
Huey Lewis
Josh Groban
Christopher Mintz-Plasse (aka McLovin’)
Meat Loaf
Dicky Barrett
Harrison Ford
Christina Applegate
Rebecca Romijn

'It doesn't even have a first name!  It just says McLovin!'

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