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In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the music world came together to help raise funds for those affected with two concerts:  America: A Tribute To Heroes, which aired on Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS on September 21, 2001 and The Concert For New York City, which aired on VH1 on October 20, 2001 from Madison Square Garden.

These shows provided some of the most moving performances in rock history and helped lift a mourning nation still grieving from such an incredible loss.  Here are five of our favorite performances.

Billy Joel – “New York State of Mind” – America: A Tribute to Heroes


Bruce Springsteen – “My City of Ruins” – America: A Tribute to Heroes

Bruce Springsteen - My City of Ruins (WTC Benefit)

Bruce sings this wonderful song for all the people died that 09/11. thank you Bruce


Neil Young – “Imagine” – America: A Tribute to Heroes

Neil Young - Imagine (from "America: A Tribute to Heroes")

From the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" telethon, which aired live on 35 broadcast and cable networks on Friday, September 21, 2001. The original version of ...


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “I Won’t Back Down” – America: A Tribute to Heroes


The Who – “Who Are You” – The Concert For New York City

The Concert For New York City (Trailer)

Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, The Concert For New York City showcased Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, David Bowie, The Who and many more performing to ...


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