Music producer David Foster and band manager Bruce Allen brought together some of the top names in Canadian music 30 years ago to contribute a song to the We Are the World album in aid of Ethiopian famine relief.
The superstar group, known as Northern Lights, recorded Tears Are Not Enough, raising millions of dollars for famine relief in Africa as well as aid for food banks in Canada. Here's a look at the people who participated in recording sessions for the single, including the main session in Toronto on Feb. 10, 1985:
Vocalists, (solo, duos and trios in order of appearance):
Mike Reno (Loverboy) and Liberty Silver.
Carroll Baker, Ronnie Hawkins and Murray McLauchlan.
Véronique Béliveau, Robert Charlebois and Claude Dubois (in French).
Geddy Lee (Rush).
Adams and Don Gerrard.
(Alfie) Zappacosta and (Lisa) Dalbello.
Carole Pope (Rough Trade) and Paul Hyde (The Payola$).
Salome Bey, Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde) and Lorraine Segato (The Parachute Club).
Gordon Deppe (the Spoons.)
Baron Longfellow (also known as Andy Kim, also from the Spoons.)
Wayne St. John.
Sharon Lee Williams.
Wayne Gretzky and NHL All-Stars and fans (in the music video).
Instruments and production:
David Foster - keyboards, producer.
Jim Vallance - drums, engineer, associate producer.
Paul Dean (Loverboy) - guitar.
Steven Denroche - French horn.
Doug Johnson (Loverboy) - synthesizer.
David Sinclair - acoustic guitar.
Hayward Parrott - engineer.
Geoff Turner - engineer.
Bob Rock - engineer.
Humberto Gatica - mixing engineer.
Ron Searles - assistant engineer and tape op.
Peter Lee - second engineer.
Mike Duncan - assistant engineer.
Rick Starks - assistant engineer.
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