12 Unforgettable Photos from the Epic 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert
It was a concert for the record books. Over six hours, some of rock’s biggest names performed some of the most iconic songs of all time. There were duets, fashion surprises, celebrity operators and, of course, lots of donations. Before Wednesday’s 12-12-12 concert even began, $30 million had been raised from ticket sales, which ranged between $150-$2,500, and sponsors, with all proceeds donated to the Robin Hood Relief Fund—the same foundation that organized the Concert for New York City after 9/11. The sold-out show was televised live, streamed online, played on the radio and talked about worldwide.
TIME’s Olivia Waxman already reported on what it was like behind the scenes at the music spectacle (read her full report). Here, the 12 most unforgettable sights from the 12-12-12 music marathon: