Vocalists El DeBarge, Whitney Houston, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa with Full Force, Teena Marie, Menudo, New Edition and James “J.T.” Taylor were joined by some of rap’s finest, Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Run–D.M.C. and Whodini.
The resulting song, “King Holiday” was composed by Phillip Jones, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Bill Adler. The song peeked a # 30 on Billboard Hot Black Singles chart and all proceeds went to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
A lot has happened in the twenty-six years since “King Holiday” was recorded. Dr. King now has a monument on the National Mall in D.C. and America has elected its first African-American President. But what of the people who participated in the “King Holiday” movement ? Where are they now?
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