Stars come out for Sandy victims' show

Stars come out for Sandy victims' show

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Mary J. Blige participates in NBCUniversal's Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Relief Benefit on November 02, 2012 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 5:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — For the victims of Superstorm Sandy, it was a sorely needed message delivered.

From "Livin' on a Prayer" to "The Living Proof," every song Friday at NBC's benefit concert became a message song.

New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi gave extra meaning to "Who Says You Can't Go Home." Billy Joel worked in a reference to Staten Island, the decimated New York City borough.

The hourlong event, hosted by Matt Lauer, was heavy on stars and lyrics identified with New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, which took the brunt of this week's deadly storm. The telethon was a mix of music, storm footage and calls for donations from Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and others.

The show ended, as it only could, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, tearing into "Land Of Hope and Dreams."

"God bless New York," Springsteen, New Jersey's ageless native son, said in conclusion. "God bless the Jersey shore."

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