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Four incredible music heavyweights together on one stage – their performance is amazing!
Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston all got together for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of 'That's What Friends Are For' at the 1987 Soul Train Awards.
The song was written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager and originally recorded by Rod Stewart in 1982 but Dionne Warwick spearheaded a one-off collaboration featuring major music heavyweights Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder three years later and released the single for charity.
It raised over $3m for the American Foundation for AIDS Research and topped the charts in the U.S. The Dionne Warwick and Friends version won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, as well as Song of the Year for its writers, Bacharach and Bayer Sager.
At the 1987 Soul Train Music Awards Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston performed the song live together and it's incredible to watch.
With Stevie on harmonica and the powerhouse vocals of Whitney Houston featuring at the end of the song, it will give you goosebumps!
Watch the spine-tingling performance now: