The New World Trio
What the World Needs
In 1966 the Australian Folk-Pop group New World Trio (later known as New World) recorded "What the World Needs" in support of the Australian Freedom From Hunger Campaign. The the flipside included "A Wise Proverb - A Narration by James Smiley" that described the Freedom From Hunger Campaign.
Composed by David Kirkcaldie, the song was used on radio and performed on the television program In Melbourne Tonight with Graham Kennedy. The song aroused such enthusiasm that it was printed as a 45 r.p.m. record distributed by RCA. It was sold for AD$1 with proceeds going to the Australian Freedom From Hunger Campaign (AFFHC later merged with Community Aid Abroad and now exists as Oxfam Australia).
The New World Trio was founded in 1965 in Brisbane, Australia by John "Fuzzy" Lee, Mel Noonan and Robert Elford; in 1968 John Kane joined New World. The group enjoyed popularity in Australia and Europe until it was disbanded in the late 1970s.
Audio courtesy John "Fuzzy" Lee and Pinewood Publishing.
For more information on New World and John "Fuzzy" Lee, see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fuzzy-John-lee/385131588231572.
Mr. Lee's autobiography "Guilty - The Court Case" is available through Amazon Digital Services at http://www.amazon.ca/Guilty-Court-John-Fuzzy-Lee-ebook/dp/B00CIPDPZM.
What the World Needs
Today in the world there is / hunger and heartbreak / With each passing day the problem gets worse
And only a mountain of money / will fix it / Time now to loosen the strings / of your purse!
In this land of ours not one / empty belly / The living is easy the times / They are good
Our children grow strong the / way God intended / While kids in some countries / are crying for food!
In the countries far off there / are kids who are frightened / With small bellies empty / and hearts full of hurt
Innocent babies bewildered and / crying / All caught up in something that / they didn't start!
Hunger and misery. Terror and sorrow / These are the things that / tomorrow will bring
Unless we act now for a world / that's united / Make Freedom from Hunger the / song that we sing.