Bruce Springsteen auctions guitar for £155,000 at New York fundraiser

US star makes charitable donation to foundation caring for military veterans

Bruce Springsteen auctions guitar for £155,000 at New York fundraiser

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Bruce Springsteen auctioned a guitar he used to play a three-song set during a charity fundraiser at the Madison Square Garden Theatre in New York for £155,000 last night (November 6).

Springsteen donated the money to wounded servicemen and women following his appearance at the Stand Up for Heroes benefit run by ABC news presenter Bob Woodruff's foundation in New York. Appearing on the same bill as comedians Jon Stewart, Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan and Jerry Seinfeld plus former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, Springsteen played 'Dancing in The Dark' live before being joined by his wife for a version of 'If I Should Fall Behind'.

After performing his set, which also included a cover of Suicide's 'Dream Baby Dream', Springsteen auctioned his guitar with the help of NBC newsreader Brian Williams Associated Press reports. Included in the price of the guitar was a one-hour guitar lesson with Springsteen and entry to a recording session at his New Jersey home.

Woodruff's foundation helps look after military veterans who need care for injuries sustained while in action. The 2013 benefit had a special emphasis on family caregivers who nurse veterans back to health.

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