March 7, 2015

It Happened on March 7th

Stanley Kubrick, self-portrait at age 21.
Death of Stanley Kubrick, 1999
Stanley Kubrick only directed 13 feature films in his lifetime, but what wonderful films they were! Among the best: 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and The Shining. He was famous for refusing to talk about his movies while he was directing them, and claimed that he never watched a movie of his after it had been completed. 

The Song We Are the World Released Internationally, 1985
We Are the World was a charity single recorded by the group USA for Africa. It sold more than 10 million copies, and raised over $63 million dollars for the charity (including both sales and subsequent donations.)
The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and co-produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian. Performing are such performers as Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Cindy Lauper, and many, many more.

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