Did You Know Waylon Jennings Sang on ‘We Are The World’ 29 Years Ago Today?
It was 29 years ago today, January 28th, 1985, when the biggest names in music including Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and Willie Nelson, all came together to form the super group "U.S.A. For Africa." The result of the day's recording session was a single that sold over 20,000,000 copies. Did you know that Country legend Waylon Jennings also sang on "We Are The World"?
You're probably saying, "Wait, I didn't see Waylon Jennings on the video." You are correct. However, Waylon Jennings did in fact sing on the recording as part of the chorus.
Jennings was in good company. In addition to Waylon Jennings, the chorus also featured Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham, Sheila E., Bob Geldof, Bette Midler, John Oats, Jeffrey Osborne, The Pointer Sisters, and Smokey Robinson.