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RAINFOREST FOUNDATION EVENING

To open the annual Rainforest Foundation Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on 8 May, co-founder Sting, James Taylor and Billy Joel traded harmonies like old buddies for a jubilant version of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” It became an entire family affair when Billy Joel, James Taylor and Sting all hit the stage with their children by their sides singing both with and without them. Sting said it was emotional performing with his daughter Coco. Taylor had two of his children on stage, while Joel had daughter Alexa Ray with him. The three-hour affair consisted of more than 25 songs including some of the artists’ biggest hits like Sting’s Englishman in New York, Joel’s Innocent Man, and Taylor’s Caroline On My Mind.

The entire setlist of the evening was as following:

The Turn, Turn, Turn (Sting, James Taylor, Billy Joel)
Englishman In New York (Sting)
Carolina On My Mind (James Taylor)
An Innocent Man (Billy Joel)
Bohemian Love (Coco Sumner)
America (Ben Taylor)
When We’re Together (Sally Taylor)
You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor, Ben Taylor, Sally Taylor)
Baby Grand (Billy Joel, Alexa Joel)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Sting, Billy Joel, Gerry Richardson)
1,2,3,4 (Feist)
What’d I Say? (Billy Joel)
Some Kinda Wonderful (Sting, Clarence Clemons)
Teach Your Children Well (All)
When The Saints Go Marching In (Billy Joel, All)
The Swan (Bach Cello Suite 2 Bourre in C#) (Natalie Clein)
Cinema Paradiso (Chris Botti, St. Lukes)
Il Mio Bambino Caro, Una Voce Poco Fa (Kathleen Battle, St Lukes)
Shoot The Breeze (Sting, Dustin Hoffman)
California Girls (Brian Wilson)
Help Me Rhonda (Brian Wilson)
God Only Knows (Brian Wilson, Sting)
Barbara Ann (Brian Wilson)
Surfin’ USA (Brian Wilson)
Fun, Fun, Fun (Brian Wilson, James Taylor)
Do You Wanna Dance? (All)
Good Vibrations (All)

Source: ITN, RollingStone, StingUs

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