Roger Bourland: This is Our World (1985)

July 1, 2009

The year that Michael Jackson released “We Are The World” I was approached by a producer for a local Persian TV station about writing a similar song that would premier on his show. What else would a newbie teacher at UCLA do but corral his students into helping him make it happen. I forget who all participated in the song but here is a partial list: Billy Cohane, lead vocals, RB, piano, Chris Reid, guitar, Rex Perry, bass, Amy Wooley, Mark Carlson, Kathryn Vaughn, backup vocals. I had completely forgotten about this song until Jackson’s death. I found it on an old cassette and made this copy. I’m sure the master is in some vault somewhere or lost. Not that this song needs a rebirth, but it’s amusing to hear after all these years.

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