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Springsteen and Fox Rock “Light of Day” Concert for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox thrilled audiences when they performed together on Saturday, November 1st, at the fourth annual “Light of Day” concert. The two-day concert, held at the Stone Pony club in Asbury Park, N.J., raised $100,000 for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Although Springsteen was not scheduled to perform, he joined the band Garland Jeffreys in a guitar solo and later jammed with long-time friend Joe Grushecky and his band, the Houserockers, for the last hour of the sold-out concert. Springsteen has played at the event every year. Fox joined the group to play the guitar and sing “Light of Day”, which is also the name of a 1987 Fox movie.

Grushecky’s manager and Parkinson’s sufferer Bob Benjamin has organized the event for the last four years. He also assembled and released a two-disc collection, “Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen” to benefit the PDF and the Kristen Ann Carr Fund for research and treatment of sarcoma.

Benjamin was credited for his expert event management as guests enjoyed a seamless flow of music. Due to its prior success, the event was expanded this year to two days. The audience was treated to performances from Willie Nile, Jobonanno, Joe D’Urso, Stone Caravan, Jennifer Glass, Dan Barn and several others.

Source Date: Nov 10 2003