New York experienced a musical celebration, featuring not only great artists of music, film and television, but also by the New York and New Jersey citizens.
The Madison Square Garden was the scene where great artists as Eric Clapton, The Who, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones, among others, gathered for raise funds to benefit those affected by the hurricane Sandy, ocurred on last October 29, which left 120 dead across the country and particularly devastated the coastal areas of the states of New Jersey and New York.
Among the many surprises of the night was the meeting of the iconic rock band Nirvana after 20 years, this time led by the voice of the legendary singer Sir Paul McCartney, as elected substitute for late Kurt Cobain.
“I didn’t really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said ‘Whoa? You guys haven’t played together for all that time?. “And somebody whispered to me ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.” said the former Beatle to newspaper The Sun.
The great musician Bruce Springsteen was the one to open the concert after the group The Boss performed as supporting act.
New Yorkers like Billy Joel and Alicia Keys were among the list of artists who enlightened the evening. A charitable initiative joined musical icons as Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Coldplay lead singer, Chris Martin, Kanye West and more.
More than 2,000 million people worldwide could see this live benefit show which was broadcasted live on over thirty websites, 37 television channels in the U.S. and other international stations.
Funds from the show, which will also be screened for free in cinemas located in the most affected areas by the devastating cyclone, will go to the Robin Hood Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is helping in the recovery efforts in the poorest areas hit by Sandy.