Irving Burgie, A Writer Who Didn’t Get Screwed By the Music Biz. Day-O!

When most of the biggest stars in pop music gathered one night in 1986 to record the charity song “We Are the World,” 59-year-old Harry Belafonte was not the hottest. He was better than that. He was the godfather, because he had pulled a whole African relief campaign together.

David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”

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