Springsteen plays benefit for Boston College

Oct. 23, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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ASBURY PARK, N.J., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Rock star Bruce Springsteen played a private show in Asbury Park, N.J., to benefit Boston College, where his oldest son Evan is a student.

The 62-year-old musician played 25 songs over 2 1/2 hours at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park Saturday night, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported.

He was backed by members of the E Street band, including Roy Bittan on keyboard, Max Weinberg on drums and guitarist Bobby Bandiera. Springsteen was also accompanied by a four-piece horn section.

J.T. Bowen, of Clarence Clemons' Red Bank Rockers, also joined the band for a few songs at the popular rock venue.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attended the show, along with actor Tim Robbins and NBC news anchor Brian Williams.

It wasn't reported how much "The Boss" raised for the private Catholic school.

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