More than forty-five leading American pop recording artists gathered together in a Los Angeles studio on January 28, 1985 to record “We Are the World,” a song written by Michael Jackson (1958–2009) and Lionel Ritchie (b. 1949), and produced by Quincy Jones (b. 1933) to raise money for famine relief in Africa. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (b. 1948) spoofed the recording session in two weeks of Doonesbury comics, in which he inserted the strip’s fictional pop star, Jimmy Thudpucker, among the performers.