12 FACTS ABOUT THE CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY

Learn more about The Concert for New York City with these facts.

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The concert was spearheaded by Paul McCartney and organized by James Dolan, (Executive Chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company), John Sykes (President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises) and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company)

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It was held on Oct. 20, 2001, just 39 days after the Sept. 11 attacks

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The concert was a tribute to the first responders from the FDNY & NYPD, their families and those that were lost

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Paul Shaffer served as the musical director

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A total of eight short films were shown during the concert

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Over 60 musicians, actors, politicians and athletes took the stage

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It was televised live on VH1

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The concert helped raise over $35 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund

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An additional $275K was raised from auctions during the event

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Stephen Pouliot & Paul Flattery served as the executive producers for the five-hour broadcast

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A one-hour highlight show was broadcast on CBS one month after the benefit concert took place

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