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A Look Back A NBC Universal’s “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” Starring Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera And More!

Hurricane Sandy Coming Together

Hurricane Sandy Coming Together

On Friday we were excited to report to you that NBC Universal would be producing an all star concert that would take place later that night to help benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.. Now we are happy to say that the show was a complete success! The concert that was appropriately named, Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together took place during NBC’s Friday night prime time schedule between 8 and 9pm on all NBC Universal outlets both on television and online. It featured performances from music legends from the New York City/New Jersey area like Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Jon Bon Jovi. It also featured other performances from talented artists like Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Sting and Aerosmith. The show was hosted by the man who was largely responsible for booking the star studded line up, the Today Show’s Matt Lauer, and also featured appearances by the likes of NBC Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams,  Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon, and the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart.

No matter who was on stage performing or hosting the message of “coming together” came through to the viewers loud and clear. The broadcast helped kick off the donations that went on to generate nearly $23 million dollars in support of victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy. A record number of individual donations by phone, text and online were accepted by the American Red Cross during the hours of 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. time period beginning on Friday, November 2, 2012. The volume of website and phone traffic exceeded previous benefit telethons in support of the American Red Cross over the last five years. In case you missed some of the cool performances from Friday, take a look at some of them here below!

Christina Aguilera

“Beautiful”

From Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together

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Jon Bon Jovi

“Who Says You Can’t Go Home”/”Living On A Prayer”

From Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together

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Steven Tyler, Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, And Others

“Under The Boardwalk”

From Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together

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Billy Joel

“Miami 2017”

From Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together

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Aerosmith

“Dream On”

From Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together

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Bruce SpringsteemAnd The E Street Band

“Land Of Hope And Dreams”

From Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together

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Mary J. Blige

“Living Proof”

From Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together

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