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A Re-Broadcast Worth Tuning In For
Posted by editor_usa

Thursday 25
August 2011 @ 15:19

The Concert
for New York City

was a benefit concert, featuring many famous musicians, that took
place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City
in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Aside from performing
for charity, the concert was an attempt to honor the first responders
from the New York Fire Department and New York Police Department,
their families, and those lost in the attacks and those who had
worked in the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in the weeks since
that time.

The concert was
organized by Paul McCartney and included many of his legendary British
contemporaries, including The Who, Rolling Stones bandmates Mick
Jagger and Keith Richards, David Bowie, Elton John, and Eric Clapton.
American artists included Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, the
Backstreet Boys, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Melissa Etheridge, Five
for Fighting, Goo Goo Dolls, John Mellencamp with Kid Rock, and
a humorous performance by Adam Sandler as “Operaman”, singing a
medley covering the events of 9/11, the greatness of New York City,
and about Osama Bin Laden being a coward. Paul Shaffer acted as
Musical Director for the show and various celebrities and political
figures including Howard Stern and Rudy Giuliani appeared in between
the acts.

Many athletes
also appeared between the acts including Joe Torre, whose Yankees
were on their way to competing in their fourth consecutive World
Series. The concert also included several short films made by New
York City’s most notable filmmakers such as Woody Allen, Martin
Scorsese, and Spike Lee.