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Boston Marathon benefit show starts with 'Feeling'

May 30th, 2013 8:34 pm by Associated Press

Boston Marathon benefit show starts with 'Feeling'

Boston Marathon bombing victim thanks people who help her when she was injured and help her recovery during the Boston Strong Concert. (Photo by Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Invision/AP)

BOSTON — A benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing has kicked off with the rock band Boston playing songs including its 1970s hit "More Than a Feeling."

Lead singer Tommy DeCarlo told a crowd of thousands of people at the TD Garden on Thursday night, "we are all Boston."

The show was to feature acts including Aerosmith, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Dropkick Murphys, New Kids on the Block, Carole King and Jason Aldean.

Comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright also were scheduled to be part of the lineup.

Concert proceeds will go to One Fund Boston, the compensation fund established by Gov. Deval (deh-VAL') Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino to help bombing victims.

The April 15 attack near the marathon's finish line killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

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