Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney Appear at Robin Hood Foundation Fundraiser

Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney were special guests at the Robin Hood Foundation’s Charity Gala Wednesday night (0ct. 20) at New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.

Springsteen took to the stage with a quick quip about the appetizers before diving into a short set of songs that included “Working on the Highway,” “Dancing in the Dark” and “Thunder Road.”

“For over 30 years, Robin Hood has been finding, fueling, creating, impactful solutions to lift families out of poverty here in New York City,” Springsteen told the crowd of an estimated 3,000. “The funds raised tonight translate into real results for New Yorkers living in poverty. We appreciate your support.”

Alicia Keys performed the classic Beatles ballad “Let It Be” before McCartney took the stage.

“I love New York,” the Beatle icon told the audience. “Many years ago, when I was a little kid in Liverpool, we saw New York in the movies. I never dreamed that I would be here getting an award like this from you fantastic people. But then years later, we did show up at JFK with my buddies, the Beatles. We went on The Ed Sullivan Show and, boy, that was something.”

The event raised $77.5 million for the charity, which supports efforts to end addressing poverty in New York.

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