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Neil Young down by boardwalk for benefit show

NEW YORK (AP) -- Neil Young says he couldn't see performing in the area devastated by Superstorm Sandy without doing something to help people who were affected by it.

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Young and his longtime backing band, Crazy Horse, will be in Atlantic City for a benefit concert Thursday. He said he hopes to raise several hundred thousand dollars for the American Red Cross' storm relief effort with the show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Young is on tour in the area, playing Monday in Brooklyn and Tuesday in Bridgeport, Conn.

He said in an interview Sunday that fans in the area had been supporting him for 40 years and he wanted to do what he could to help.

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Dec 3, 2012 6:39AM
I have loved Neil Young since the late 60's, when I first became aware of him and his Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Missed his voice when he left that band. A good talented, and gifted musician with a strong message. Paying it forward is cool.
Dec 2, 2012 9:03PM
Neil Young is a guy that stands up for what he believes in. His songs are not just words that rhyme. They are what the man believes in. He sang about the Vietnam war and he sings about today's problems. He seems to be a caring human being. He makes good sense and great music.   
Dec 2, 2012 5:01PM
Neil Young has always been a good guy, always doing the right things.
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