Boston Strong Benefit Concert

Despite it being one of the rare occasions of being a rock benefit concert in the U.S. not being televised, Thursday night’s (May 30th) Boston Strong benefit concert at Boston’s TD Garden, raised the roof as well as sizable funds for bombing victims. Vintage Vinyl News reported that the show, which can be accessed via online streaming sites, featured mini-sets by such local heroes and Beantown friends as Aerosmith, Boston, the J. Geils Band, James Taylor and Carole King, Extreme, and Jimmy Buffet.

Other performers included New Kids On The Block, Dropkick Murphys, Bell Biv DeVoe, and Boyz II Men. The five-and-a-half hour concert wrapped with all the artists performing the BeatlesAbbey Road opener “Come Together” and the Standells‘ 1965 Boston garage rock classic, “Dirty Water.”