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Old 10-19-2004, 11:13 PM   #206
Steve M.
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On this day in 2001, October 20, Paul McCartney staged, at New York's Madison Square Garden, the Concert For New York City, benefitting rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site where the Twin Towers had been felled in terror attacks 39 days earlier. McCartney performed last, and David Bowie opened the show, which included perfromances from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the Who, Melissa Etheridge, Macy Gray, and Five For Fighting, among others. Nonmusical perfromers included Howard Stern and Will Ferrell (as George W. Bush), and short films from Edward Burns, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Jerry Seinfeld were screened.

Jim Carrey introduced Macca. Actor Richard Gere got booed for asking for peace, love and understanding, and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), who introduced Seinfeld's film, got booed simply for being herself.

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