Superstorm Sandy Concert:Rock stars came together in New York to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy / US News Video

Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney lead the rock and Hollywood stars $ millions collected for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Paul McCartney  performs on stage during the finale of "12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief" December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Paul McCartney performs on stage during the finale of "12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief" December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney lead the rock and Hollywood stars $ millions collected  for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened the sold-out extravaganza, which was dubbed 12-12-12.

A who’s who of rock and pop icons signed up for the Madison Square Garden gig, which was streamed online and shown on hundreds of TV stations to an estimated global audience of two billion.

Among the performers – many of whom have property or other close links to New York – were the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Chris Martin, The Who and Kanye West.

Springsteen was joined by Jon Bon Jovi for Born To Run, followed by Roger Waters performing Pink Floyd classic Comfortably Numb alongside Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

Ticket prices for Wednesday night’s concert ranged from $150 (£93) to $2,500 (£1,550).

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12:  Musicians Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Bruce Springsteen perform at "12-12-12" a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Bruce Springsteen perform at "12-12-12" a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City.

Some $32m (£19.8m) had already been raised from ticket sales and sponsorship before the curtain was raised, and the organisers are hoping to raise tens of millions more from advertising and syndication.

More than 130 people were killed when Sandy struck the East Coast of the US in October.

Thousands more were left homeless as the storm tore through areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12:  Actress Kristen Stewart speaks onstage at "12-12-12" a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart speaks onstage at "12-12-12" a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City.

The ordeals of victims severely affected by the superstorm were showcased during the concert.

Donations raised from the concert go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which will provide money and materials to groups helping those people who were hit hardest by the storm.

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