Springsteen guitar sale raises $160K for charity

Nov. 10, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- One of Bruce Springsteen's acoustic guitars has been sold for $160,000 at a New York benefit show for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, organizers said.

The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger said the rock star donated the instrument for the cause and played four songs at Wednesday night's "Stand Up for Heroes" fundraiser at the Beacon Theatre.

The buyer of the guitar presented it to a serviceman at the show as an expression of gratitude, the newspaper said, without identifying either person by name.

Comedians Ricky Gervais, Jim Gaffigan and Jon Stewart performed during the show, which also featured appearances by celebrity guests including President Bill Clinton.

The foundation was created to aid those affected by war. It is named for the ABC News journalist who was critically wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq in 2001. He has since recovered from his injuries and resumed his reporting career.

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