Bon jovi setlist: Livin' On A Prayer, Wanted Dead Or Alive, It's My Life
|"Concert for the City of New York" Article
October 21, 2001 -- A mob of music mammoths - from Billy Joel to Bon Jovi - gathered last night to shine the limelight on New York's firefighters and police at a superstar fund-raiser for the victims of Sept. 11.
The "Concert for the City of New York" at Madison Square Garden drew a host of A-list actors, comedians and singing sensations for the more-than five-hour telethon, which was broadcast coast-to-coast without commercials on VH1.
The night ended with a star-studded jam of the Paul McCartney song "Freedom" - including the ex-Beatle, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and others.
David Bowie got the night started - and drew a wild response from a crowd packed with thousands of police and firefighters - with an epic rendition of his classic 1970s hit "Heroes."
Backstage the famous mingled with the Bravest and Finest, as rapper Jay-Z, Billy Crystal and David Spade chatted with scores of cops and firefighters.
McCartney got so carried away he signed his autograph on the chest of transit cop Brendan Murray. When ex-prez Bill Clinton saw it, he stepped up and signed over the officer's heart.
"The reason I'm here is for my pals," a misty-eyed Murray told The Post. Then he took off his hat where he kept cards with the names of firefighters Arthur Barry and Paul Keating, who disappeared in the collapse of the World Trade Center. "I'm here for these guys."
The concert featured Bon Jovi singing such classics as "Living On A Prayer," Eric Clapton together with blues great Buddy Guy singing "Hoochie Coochie Man" and The Who singing "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" - which brought both Bill and Sen. Hillary Clinton to their feet to dance.
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