Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
USA for Africa
|USA for Africa included comedian and actor Dan Aykroyd. Did Dan Aykroyd ever have a hit single outside of the group USA for Africa?||USA for Africa- the Solo Careers
Yes. Dan Aykroyd had a hit single as a member of the Blues Brothers Band under his alias Elwood Blues. The Blues Brothers Band had a top twenty hit in 1980 with "Gimme Some Lovin'."
|Which member of USA for Africa performed on an episode of "Saturday Night Live" a few weeks after the attacks on New York City in 2001?||USA for Africa- the Solo Careers
Paul Simon. Paul Simon was a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" on September 29, 2001. This was the first episode of "Saturday Night Live" to air after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Paul Simon opened the show by singing "The Boxer" on stage with New York City policemen and firefighters standing by his side.
Waylon Jennings. "The Dukes of Hazzard" was an American television comedy that aired from 1979-1985. The premise of the show was the adventures of the Duke family from Hazzard County, Georgia. Waylon Jennings lent his voice to be the show's narrator/balladeer.
|Which member of USA for Africa recorded the song "Born in the USA" which was a commentary about the poor treatment of veterans of the Vietnam War?||USA for Africa- the Solo Careers
Bruce Springsteen. Bruce Springsteen released "Born in the USA" in 1984. The song was mistakenly believed to be patriotic and was briefly used by Ronald Reagan in the 1984 Presidential Campaign.
Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. "Endless Love" was originally recorded for Motown Records by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross in 1981. This song was covered by Kenny Rogers, Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey.
Harry Belafonte. Dubbed the "King of Calypso," Harry Belafonte's signature song was "The Banana Boat Song." During his career Belafonte was also active in political, humanitarian and civil rights activism.
|Two members of USA for Africa collaborated with others to record "That's What Friends Are For," a song for AIDS research. Which two USA for Africa members worked on this project?||USA for Africa- the Solo Careers
Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick. Gladys Knight and Elton John also sang on "That's What Friends Are For." This song became a number one single and raised money for AIDS research.
|USA for Africa was inspired by a British super group called Band Aid. Who was the only singer to be a part of both USA for Africa and Band Aid?||USA for Africa- the Solo Careers
Bob Geldof. The British super group recorded a song for an anti-poverty effort in Ethiopia called "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats was the only person to be a part of both USA for Africa and Band Aid.
|One of the writers of the song "We Are the World" was part of a singing group with his brothers. His 1982 album was one of the highest selling albums of all time. Who is this singer?||USA for Africa- the Solo Careers
Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was one of the co-authors of the song "We Are the World." He had success as a solo artist and with his brothers in the group the Jackson 5. At the time of his death in 2009, he gave to over 40 charities.