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Do again for UKRAINE. If we can’t get our legislators to act, unite the entertainers.

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I saw that documentary also. Bob Dylan was so insecure about singing his part that Stevie Wonder showed him how to do it while mimicking his voice. Dylan ended up doing a great job with his unique one of a kind voice. I thought it was so astounding the way everyone, though tired from the entire ordeal, stepped it up to contribute their voices to the song. It was all their different voices together that made the song so special. If us humans could only understand that concept and learn to appreciate our differences then perhaps the world can sing in harmony.

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We must unite Democrats to rally around saving this Democracy in much the same way that the late great Harry Belafonte got all of these brilliant artists together to feed the hungry in Africa. The clock is ticking ever faster… We can all come together for good once more… 🎶🌻💙🎶

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As good today as it was 40 years ago. Those are the most distinctive and iconic voices of my lifetime.

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Wow, I have not heard that song in years. It was such a positive time, I wish we could reclaim that spirit today.

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Just before I head out to church this morning....a message that's timeless. Brings tears to my eyes every time I see or hear it. And did you know that people arrived to record it, a sign on the door said, "Leave your egos at the door"?

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Saw that posted several weeks ago...watched it immediately! Love the back stories on how songs came together, movies etc. (Have you seen The Offer on Apple TV? Background story on the making of The Godfather....amazing how it came to be). All those egos in one room and yet they managed to put that aside and create a masterpiece. Loved it!!

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if only

we could embody the fact

that

we 'ARE' the world...

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Wonderful!!!! For such an important cause. Canadian artists did the same thing on a recording called "Tears Are Not Enough"....and what was more amazing about this one was they were not all gathered already; they came together from across the country to record their fundraising song

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Great reminder, Dan, of the do gooders in the world. At least there were some. Our government should take a good listen to this and realize they too can start giving. Ukraine needs money. Ukraine needs equipment, otherwise they will be sucked into that totalitarian regime of Putin the Putz. Maybe we need to enlist people outside government.,..like entertainers. I’ve often said what Congress can’t do, Jon Stewart probably can.

On the pure musical side, it was great seeing all these artists together. What an evening/morning that would have been to watch them in person.

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I used to play this on repeat as a kid… hoping it was or would eventually come true. That hope is pretty shaken now but it is still beautiful to see and hear. Thank you.

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My husband and I watched this last week. What a time travel trip it was! But I have to disagree about Jennings. I thought it was mean spirited of him to up and leave. It left a sour note in otherwise ultimately uplifting and fascinating documentary.

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Of course we can come together, but first we have to make the haters irrelevant.

And we do that by voting them all out of office.

I believe it was the Youngbloods (correct me if I'm wrong) who sang "...come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now."

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We watched this last night! It was fabulous! Great to see all that talent in one room. Amazing they pulled it all together.

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Thank you Dan. This song and its story does bring a smile remembering how the world came together. Now we have to do it again for our own country.

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Thank you SO much, Dan, for this stirring reminder! I remember this as though it was yesterday that I saw so many preeminent performers put aside their egos and join together for humanity's sake. Would that today's politicians could act as nobly - and professionally. I agree with Kathryn Donis here - is there someone today with enough respect and clout to organize a similar effort for Ukraine? It is so painful to fear that all our great leaders, musically and otherwise, were of yesterday, and are no more. Would someone (cautiously) poke Bob Dylan with the idea? And incorporate Jade Theresa Robinson's idea as well - we could all use it! Peace out.

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