Baby boomer music stars step up for Sandy relief

NBC’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert underscored pretty quickly how many baby boomer age stars participated, despite having little advance planning.

NBC’s Hurricane Sandy relief special.

The event raised $23 million for relief efforts for the Red Cross, a record amount raised in an event of this kind.

NBC’s hastily produced special – just two days after the massive storm slammed the East Coast – included Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer … all talented baby boomers who stepped forward in selfless ways.

As one viewer observed, “It reinforces the prediction that baby boomers, as feared by generations above and below them, won’t bankrupt the country as they age. Rather, they’ll come up with creative ways to help the country, financially and otherwise.”

By the way, not many younger stars were in evidence at the relief concert.

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