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Friday 6 May 2016

Stars at show for marathon victims

Published 31/05/2013

Aerosmith took part in the Boston Strong Concert
Aerosmith took part in the Boston Strong Concert

Aerosmith and New Kids On The Block were among the acts who performed at at a benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Dropkick Murphys, country singer Jason Aldean and comedian Steven Wright also took part in the five-and-a-half hour long Boston Strong Concert. James Taylor performed Sweet Baby James with Carole King on piano.

At the end of the show, Aerosmith were joined on stage by other performers to sing the Beatles' classic Come Together.

Tickets for the show - which was also attended by bombing victims and first responders - were sold out.

Concert proceeds will go to One Fund Boston, the compensation fund established to help victims of the April bombing, in which three people were killed and more than 260 were injured.

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