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Roughly six weeks since a pair of explosions sent a wave of terror through the Boston Marathon, on Thursday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Kim and James Taylor to offer their thoughts on the city, and it's powerfully resilient people.
Beantown born, and one of several iconic musicians tapped to perform as part of a "Boston Strong" benefit concert, Taylor explained the emotions of the city in the bombings aftermath:
"It's been traumatic. It's a shock. You know, people feel bad about what happened and they want to respond. There's no way we can make it not to have happened," said the five-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. "I think people all over Boston want to show their concern and try to make whatever effort they can to pull together and to try to feel better about the city again."
In addition to the likes of "Aerosmith," "New Kids On The Block," and "Dropkick Murphys," Taylor's performance was part of a show designed to inspire and honor all those impacted by the events of April 15. Speaking of the people who've rallied to support the city in it's time of need, Kim Taylor drew a connection to one of the world's greatest ever humanitarians:
"For me, it's a new definition of a kind of courage and the first responders, the civilians. We think of a saint in our culture as someone, kind of an extreme definition, like Mother Teresa. It's very hard to emulate that, I think, for people with kids and lives, but to me, it's a kind of saintly behavior that we've seen," noted the former Public Relations Director of the Boston Symphony. "The people that have rolled up their sleeves and gotten down and dirty and helped these victims, and the victims themselves, it's really a remarkable thing."
Billed as "an evening of support and celebration," all proceeds from the "Boston Strong" concert will go to The One Fund formed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
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