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Entertainers help victims of Superstorm Sandy

Updated 10:01 AM ET, Thu December 13, 2012
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A video shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaking to a victim of Hurricane Sandy as The Who perform on stage during "12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief." The 2012 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden was held to benefit The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Superstorm Sandy. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Sir Paul McCartney performs on stage with a crowd during the concert finale. Proceeds from 12-12-12 benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which assisted storm victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Jon Bon Jovi, left, and Bruce Springsteen shared the mic to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. "This recovery is not going to be quick," Bon Jovi told the crowd during his set. "We need your support." DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Springsteen performs one of his signature moves during the concert. Springsteen's set included "Land of Hope and Dreams" and "Born to Run." Organizers described the event as a "showcase of music royalty." DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Legendary guitarist and singer Eric Clapton performed at the Madison Square Garden event. Concert organizers said the concert was accessible to 2 billion people worldwide, via television and the internet. "We are having high donation volume on the web," organizers tweeted. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon also took part. "The response from the entertainment community to help those most affected by Sandy has been nothing short of astounding," the producers said in a statement. Larry Busacca/Clear Channel/Getty Images
Roger Daltrey and The Who's set included "Who Are You" and "Pinball Wizard." Larry Busacca/Clear Channel/Getty Images
Alicia Keys, launching into a customized version of "No One," told a cheering crowd, "This is our city. This is everybody's city. The resilience of this city is incredible." Larry Busacca/Clear Channel/Getty Images
Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who rocked out in classic style. Larry Busacca/Clear Channel/Getty Images
"We are confident that the event will ensure those in need will not be forgotten, and vital aid will be directed to rebuilding our communities along the East Coast," the organizers said in a statement. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Stephen Colbert added his voice to those supporting Sandy's victims. Larry Busacca/Clear Channel/Getty Images
Chris Rock addressed the crowd at Madison Square Garden in front of projected images of Sandy's devastation. Larry Busacca/Clear Channel/Getty Images
Jumbo screens project multiple images of Billy Joel's performance. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Christie also attended the concert. He said at the time that Sandy-related storm costs in his state were an estimated $36.8 billion. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters the total cost in his state was $41 billion. Larry Busacca/Clean Channel/Getty Images
Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones participated in the benefit. Larry Busacca/Clear Channel/Getty Images
Kanye West performs. Larry Busacca/Clear Channel/Getty Images
Chris Martin, left, of Coldplay and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. confer during their performance.
Bobby Moynihan and Seth Meyers of "Saturday Night Live" address the crowd. Larry Busacca/Clear Channel/Getty Images
McCartney performs amid huge pyrotechnic displays. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
English musician Roger Waters of pink Floyd performs during his set at the benefit. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)