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MTV rebroadcasts 2001 'Concert for New York City' on its 20th anniversary

Paul McCartney was among performers at 2001's "The

Paul McCartney was among performers at 2001's "The Concert for New York City." Credit: Maysles Films, Inc.

To mark its 20th anniversary, "The Concert for New York City," the star-studded 2001 benefit show for Sept. 11 survivors and first responders, will re-air on MTV Live and MTV Classic Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Funds raised will go to the New York City poverty-fighting organization Robin Hood. The five-hour concert, held at Madison Square Garden, featured performances from Hicksville-raised Billy Joel as well as the Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, Destiny's Child, the Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Jay-Z, Elton John, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, James Taylor, The Who, comedian Adam Sandler, members of the Rolling Stones and others, plus appearances by David Bowie, Eric Clapton and additional guests.

Segment directors included Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Kevin Smith, and Valley Stream-raised Edward Burns and Massapequa-raised Jerry Seinfeld.

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