Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters were among artists appearing at the Stand Up for Heroes benefit at Madison Square Garden in New York last night [November 6].
During the event, Sprngsteen auctioned a guitar he used to play a three-song set during a charity fundraiser for £155,000.
Springsteen donated the money to wounded servicemen and women following his appearance at the benefit run by ABC news presenter Bob Woodruff’s foundation in New York. Appearing on the same bill as comedians Jon Stewart, Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan and Jerry Seinfeld plus Roger Waters, Springsteen played “Dancing in The Dark” live before being joined by his wife for a version of “If I Should Fall Behind”.
After performing his set, which also included a cover of Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream’, Springsteen auctioned his guitar with the help of NBC newsreader Brian Williams, Associated Press reports. Included in the price of the guitar was a one-hour guitar lesson with Springsteen and entry to a recording session at his New Jersey home.
Waters, meanwhile, assembled a 20-plus band consisting of his current touring musicians alongside veterans. They played four songs: a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, Lennon’s “Imagine”, Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb”.
You can watch footage of Waters and former Marine JW Cortes singing Cooke’s song below.