In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the music world came together to help raise funds for those affected with two concerts: America: A Tribute To Heroes, which aired on Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS on September 21, 2001 and The Concert For New York City, which aired live on VH1 on October 20, 2001 from Madison Square Garden.
These shows provided some of the most moving performances in rock history and helped lift a mourning nation still grieving from such an incredible loss. Here are five of our favorite performances.
Billy Joel – New York State of Mind – America: A Tribute to Heroes
Bruce Springsteen – “My City of Ruins” – America: A Tribute to Heroes
Neil Young – “Imagine” – America: A Tribute to Heroes
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “I Won’t Back Down” – America: A Tribute to Heroes
The Who – “Who Are You” – The Concert For New York City
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.