Celeb Spotting: Hurricane Sandy Coming Together

Written by Casey

Hurricane Sandy Coming Together Telethon

They say when time’s get tough people do the same. Three days ago NBC hosted a telethon, Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, by singing Beautiful Friday night in New York showing that nothing can keep this city down.

Singers included Christina Agulera, New Jersey rockers Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi , Long Island singer-songwriter Billy Joel and Aerosmith, whose frontman Steven Tyler grew up in Westchester. As well as musicians Sting and Mary J. Blige, actors James Gandolfini and Tina Fey and comedians Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart also took part.

According to CBS, “Bon Jovi sang Livin’ on a Prayer and Who says You Can’t Go Home while Aerosmith did a toned-down version of Dream On. Joel changed some of the lyrics to Miami 2017 to reflect the storm’s damage. Blige also changed the lyrics when she sang The Living Proof.”

Tyler, Springsteen, Joel and Fallon joined together in a version of Under the Boardwalk that prompted Stewart to later joke, ‘Jimmy Fallon is a bold man to take the lead vocals from Steven Tyler, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.’

Actor Kevin Bacon urged TV viewers to ‘keep the conversation going on Twitter’ as he demonstrated how to text a donation.

Sting sang Message in a Bottle and Springsteen and his E Street Band closed out the hour of music with Land of Hope and Dreams and This Train.

NBC news anchor Brian Williams and Stewart made a final appeal in which Williams observed, ‘It doesn’t look like our Jersey Shore any more.'”

Images via CBS

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