"The Boss" and Billy Joel Team Up to Help Obama

By: AP
By: AP
And they were just a few of the stars rocking New York to help the Illinois Senator on Thursday night.

** FILE ** In these file photos, Bruce Springsteen, left, is shown in New York on Sept. 28, 2007 and Billy Joel is shown in this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo in West Hollywood, Calif. Springsteen and Joel are teaming up for their first joint concert to benefit Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Obama plans to attend the concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Oct. 16, the day after Obama's final debate with Republican John McCain at Hofstra University, located several miles outside the city in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/files)

NEW YORK (AP) _ Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel have joined
forces in a concert in New York to raise money for Barack Obama's
presidential campaign and the Democratic Party.
They got a little help from India.Arie, John Legend and
Springsteen's wife, Patti Scialfa, as they tore through the rock
legends' long list of hits.
When they launched into ``Born to Run,'' Springsteen said,
``This is for the senator.''
Springsteen and Joel focused more on music than politics,
alternating between each other's songs.
Springsteen hugged Joel during ``Spirit in the Night,'' then
ended up lying across the piano as he sang. Joel left the piano and
picked up a guitar for ``Glory Days.''
When Springsteen suggested they slow things down a bit, Joel
began banging out a playful version of ``Hail to the Chief'' in
honor of Obama's presidential hopes.
The cheap seats at the ``Change Rocks'' concert were $500. Big
spenders could shell out $25,000 each.


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