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On This Date in 2001 . . .

Written by Chief Editor.

 

On October 20, 2001, Elton performed at the Concert For New York City following the September 11 attacks.

 
The Who, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, Eric Clapton, and Destiny's Child were among the others who took the stage at Madison Square Garden.
 
There were also some short movies from New York filmmakers, including Woody Allen and Spike Lee.
 
Over $35 million was raised from the show, which received a live broadcast on VH1.
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