Billy Joel performed during the Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Benefit Concert on Friday night. Joel, the Long Island native sang an one of his older hits about devastation full of references to New York: “Miami 2017,” often known as “Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway.” Joel tweaked the lyrics to incorporate areas especially hard hit by Sandy.
The hour-long Red Cross telethon, shown on NBC, was hosted by Matt Lauer. Christina Aguilera opened the star-studded fundraiser by saying a few words and singing ‘Beautiful’. The concert, which is a benefit to aid victims of the storm that devastated the Northeast of the U.S., also featured Bruce Springsteen, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Bon Jovi, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Steven Tyler, Mary J. Blige and more!!
You can donate at www.redcross.org, 1-800-HELP-NOW or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Watch ’The Piano Man’ perform on page 2!!